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Making the Doha Development Agenda a True Development Round

Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will give a public lecture at LSE on Friday 31 March. He will speak on the Doha Development Agenda.

The fourth WTO Ministerial Conference was held in Doha, Qatar, from 9 to 14 November 2001. The purpose was to agree on the Doha Development Agenda, and from there negotiate opening agricultural and manufacturing markets. The intent of the round was to make trade rules fairer for developing countries. Pascal Lamy will look at the progress made, and the challenges that are still ahead.

Pascal Lamy is director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a position he has held since 2005. He is former European Commissioner for Trade (1999-2004) and was French political advisor to Jacques Delors as economics and finance minister and to Pierre Mauroy as prime minister and later president of the European Commission in 1984.

Professor Robert Wade, LSE, will chair this event.

Making the Doha Development Agenda a True Development Round is on Friday 31 March at 3pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required.One ticket per person can be requested from 10.00am on Wednesday 22 March 2006 from the online booking form here

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To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

9 March 2006

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