World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2011
|WTO Ministerial Conference of 2011|
|Opening ceremony||15 December 2011|
|Closing ceremony||17 December 2011|
|Conference venue||Geneva, Switzerland|
The WTO General Council held an eighth WTO ministerial conference session in Geneva from 15 - 3 December 2011.
Membership agreement where made for Russia, Samoa, and Montenegro, dependent on the ratification of those countries. . The consent of Russia`s membership was seen as as important, since the country had been the largest major economy outside the organization since the accession of China in 2001.
- "Day 3: Samoa and Montenegro join Russia with membership agreed, as ministers wrap up conference". WTO. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013.