1. World Trade Organization, “The DohaRound,” .

But it is unclear what Froman is proposing here. Does the DohaRound need to be formally ended, or just renamed? What should thecontent of future WTO trade negotiations cover? Along the samelines, the European Commission’s lead trade officials said,“The WTO should keep working on outstanding Doha DevelopmentAgenda issues but with new approaches.” Again, specifics are lacking on how the newand the old relate. The ministerial declaration states that“there remains a strong commitment of all Members to advancenegotiations on the remaining Doha issues.” But where and how these issues will beaddressed has not been specified.

1) Cf. World Trade Organization, WT/L/221, 2 July 1997.

15. European Commission, “WTO DeliversGround-breaking Deal for Development,” December 19, 2015,.
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The Doha Round of WTO negotiations—formally, the DohaDevelopment Agenda—was launched in November 2001. The workprogram covered about 20 areas of trade, including agriculture,services trade, market access for nonagricultural products, andcertain intellectual property issues.

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The biggest disagreement among WTO members, however, goes beyondspecific substantive issues: it is about the future of the Dohaagenda and the WTO’s negotiating function itself. Should theWTO continue working on the Doha agenda, trying to complete theoutstanding items? Or should it move on to other issues, and, ifso, which ones?

18. World Trade Organization, “NairobiMinisterial Declaration,” para. 31.
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Further, the concept of a "family of nations" calls forth an international collective responsibility for development and for the universal common good. This implies the obligation of the richer countries to tackle and remedy the shortcomings and less favorable conditions of poor countries as if these were internal problems of their own. Trade policy must be organized in such a way as to not be harmful to poor countries but as a contributory factor to their sustainable economic development (7). The amount and range of concessions should be proportional to the development level of countries, and not the contrary. In trade relations, the good of people cannot be finally achieved against the good of another people (8).

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- To establish a human development oriented trade system, WTO must take greater stock, on a country-by-country basis, of how each WTO agreement, along with its implementing costs and capacity requirements, affect the human development policies of the poorer countries (11). The implementation of the WTO agreements sometimes limits the capacity of governments to deal with poverty and social issues. Consideration is needed as to the impact of WTO rules on people's right to food, an adequate standard of living, health, education, etc. which imply access to medicines, water and sanitation and similar essentials.