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Annual Report 2011

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The 2011 WTO Annual Report provides a brief summary of the organization and a detailed review of its activities in 2010. It also includes a personal message from the Director-General, who reflects on the events of 2010 and the challenges that lie ahead. The main part of the Report is divided into the five principal areas of activity of the WTO: trade negotiations ─ outlining the latest developments in the Doha Round implementation and monitoring ─ describing how WTO agreements are being implemented and the organisation's trade monitoring role dispute settlement ─ summarizing the commercial disputes brought by WTO members to the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body in 2010 building trade capacity ─ outlining the WTO's efforts to help developing countries improve their trade capacity outreach ─ detailing how the WTO maintains dialogue with a variety of audiences. The Report also features an in-depth look at the WTO's Public Forum and the Open Day, which were held in September 2010.

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General Council

In 2010 the General Council continued to oversee the progress of the Doha Round negotiations on the basis of reports from the Director-General in his capacity as Chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee. The General Council also reviewed the various accession negotiations, and heard a report by the Director-General on the development assistance aspects of cotton and a review of progress by Deputy Director-General Harsha Singh on the work programme on electronic commerce. In addition, regular reports were received from the Committee on Trade and Development on small economies. Some of the other matters considered by the General Council in 2010 are listed below.

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