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 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.