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Australia Donates AUD 100,000 To LDC’s For Participation In WTO Ministerial Conference

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Australia donates AUD 100,000 for LDCs’ participation in Ministerial Conference




The government of Australia has contributed AUD 100,000 (CHF 67,750) to support the participation of least-developed countries (LDCs) in the tenth WTO Ministerial Conference, which will take place on 15-18 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Ministerial Conference — the WTO’s top decision-making body — is to be held in Africa for the first time.

“Australia’s donation is very welcome. It will help least-developed countries participate fully in the WTO’s Nairobi Ministerial Conference, thus ensuring that global trade negotiations help them meet their development objectives,” said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo.

Australia’s Ambassador, Hamish McCormick, said: “Facilitating participation by least-developed countries’ in the tenth WTO Ministerial Conference is central to delivering on the promise of the Doha Development Agenda. We are pleased to have been able to contribute towards ensuring that their important voices are heard during this event.”

Since 2002, Australia has donated AUD 23,474,811 (CHF 16,002,175) to WTO trust funds.


[photo credits: “Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island, South Australia” by Dinkum – Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons –,_South_Australia.jpg#/media/File:Remarkable_Rocks_on_Kangaroo_Island,_South_Australia.jpg]




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