At its meeting in London on April 10 2001, the SI Working Group on the World Trade Organisation continued in its examination of themes relating to international trade and its effect on the lives of much of the world's population.
The meeting, chaired by Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja of the Finnish Social Democratic Party, Chair of the Working Group, agreed to present at the next SI Council meeting in Lisbon in June, a draft resolution in connection with the next ministerial meeting of the WTO which will convene in Doha in November this year, encouraging efforts to reach agreement on the next WTO round of negotiations. The draft will also identify key issues that should be included in the agenda of these negotiations and call on all the relevant countries and groups of countries to prepare for the meeting, identifying positions and minimum elements to make possible an agreement in Doha.
The Chair will also present to the Council meeting in Lisbon, a report on the work of the group and the issues involved. List of participants
Chair of the Working Group
Secretary General of the SI
Socialist Party of Albania
Social Democratic Party, PS
Radical Civic Union, UCR
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ
Finnish Social Democratic Party
Socialist Party, PS
The Labour Party
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA
TERRITORIES UNDER PALESTINIAN
Yousif Deeb El-Beheisi
Party of the Democratic Left, SDL
African National Congress, ANC
Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE
Swedish Social Democratic Party, SAP
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