WTO Ministerial Conference

The WTO Ministerial Conference is the peak decision-making body of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The Ministerial Conference brings World Trade Organization (WTO) Members together at the ministerial level, usually every two years. The Ministerial Conference can take decisions on all matters under any multilateral trade agreements.

There have been 10 meetings of the Ministerial Conference since the WTO was established:

  1. Singapore, 9–13 December 1996
  2. Geneva, 18-20 May 1998
  3. Seattle, 30 November–3 December 1999
  4. Doha, 9–13 November 2001
  5. Cancun, 10–14 September 2003
  6. Hong Kong, 13–18 December 2005
  7. Geneva, 30 November–2 December 2009
  8. Geneva, 15–17 December 2011
  9. Bali, 3–6 December 2013
  10. Nairobi, 15–19 December 2015
  11. Buenos Aires, 10–13 December 2017
Last Updated: 5 March 2018