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22.11.2021

 

The Model WTO has been organized by a team of students from the University of St. Gallen since its first edition in 1997. The Model WTO conference has established itself as the biggest simulation of negotiations of the WTO in the world, with the participation of 72 international students and the assistance of a prestigious Advisory Board of experts.

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The Model WTO 2022 will take place from the 6th to the 13th of April 2022 in St. Gallen and in Geneva, at the Graduate Institute and the WTO Headquarters. The conference aims at bringing together 72 bright students from all over the world who will represent 12 countries in 6 committees and debate on the topic of "The WTO and Sustainable Food Systems" with the goal of reaching a resolution. Furthermore, all participants will have the chance to visit the diplomatic missions and the WTO headquarters as well as the possibility to network with like-minded students, prominent WTO officials, experts, and diplomats.

Due to the current circumstances, the possibility that the event will be held online is low but nevertheless possible. This entails a few modifications: adapted schedule, cancellation of in-person visits and highly reduced participation fees.

The role of the 60 conference participants is to represent one of 12 countries and the country’s interests in one of the 6 committees as a Delegate. Each Committee is composed of one Delegate of each of the countries (12 Delegates for 12 countries per Committee). The Delegate’s main contribution comes during the negotiations of Committee resolutions during which the Delegates are tasked with defending the views and interests of the country they’re representing.

Interested students can apply here until January 5th, 2022.