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  WTO | Doha Declaration explained
The Doha Declaration endorses the work already done, reaffirms the negotiating guidelines and procedures, and establishes some key elements of the timetable including, most importantly, the deadline for concluding the negotiations as part of a single undertaking.
The Doha Declaration says that the “negotiations shall be limited to the transparency aspects and therefore will not restrict the scope for countries to give preferences to domestic supplies and suppliers” — it is separate from the plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement.
The Doha Declaration endorses the work already done on electronic commerce and instructs the General Council to consider the most appropriate institutional arrangements for handling the work programme, and to report on further progress to the Fifth Ministerial Conference.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/dda_e/dohaexplained_e.htm   (4621 words)

  The WTO: Doha and Beyond
At Doha the United States engaged actively with all WTO members and was instrumental in pulling together the consensus that allowed negotiations to be launched.
One notable feature of Doha was that countries at all stages of development were fully involved in shaping the outcome of the Ministerial.
At Doha, neither the least-developed countries nor the developing countries with generic drug industries made a serious push on compulsory licensing for export, probably because it is becoming apparent that the generic producers are not really interested in the least-developed countries as a viable market for their generic drugs.
www.state.gov /e/rls/rm/2001/6699.htm   (2444 words)

 Doha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doha (Arabic: الدوحة;, Ad-Dawḥah or Ad-Dōḥah), population 400,051 (2005 census), is the capital of Qatar, and is at 25.3° N 51.5333° E, on the Persian Gulf.
Doha's demographics are unusual as the majority of residents in the city are expatriates, with Qatari nationals forming a minority.
Doha's economy is built on the revenue the country has made from its oil and natural gas industries, and the Qatari government is rapidly trying to diversify the Qatari economy in order to move away from this dependence on oil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doha   (1403 words)

Capital of Qatar with 400,000 inhabitants (2003 estimate).
Doha lies on the eastern side of the peninsula of Qatar, and is by far the largest city of the country, holding more than half of the total inhabitants.
The economic base of Doha is petroleum exports, shrimp processing, finances, and administration.
lexicorient.com /e.o/doha.htm   (99 words)

 Doha 2006 - About Doha
Doha, capital of Qatar, is commonly referred to as the 'City of Balance'.
Located on the east coast of Qatar in the heart of the Gulf, Doha is the major commercial centre of the country, and holds the main port.
Doha is an alluring blend of cultural and contemporary lifestyle.
www.doha-2006.com /gis/menuroot/aboutqatar/AboutDoha.aspx   (255 words)

 Food First: Updates from Doha
What was agreed at Doha were: a) negotiations to clarify or revise some existing agreements, e.g., anti-dumping rules; and b) eventual negotiations for new agreements, e.g., transparency in government procurement, investment, and competition policy.
In fact, Doha was a defeat for the developing countries, notwithstanding the resistance they--and in particular, India--put up against arm-twisting, flmail, and intimidation from the big trading powers.
Doha was a victory for the forces with a strong interest in subverting the interests of the developing countries that form the majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization by keeping the decision-making process non-transparent and undemocratic.
www.foodfirst.org /progs/global/trade/wto2001/updates.html   (685 words)

 Camp Doha
Army Forces Central Command-Kuwait (ARCENT-Kuwait), headquartered at Camp Doha, is responsible for RSOI and administrative support of Army forces deploying to Kuwait, oversight of the contract that maintains the brigade prepositioned fleet, and installation support for Camp Doha.
Camp Doha, Kuwait, is a large logistics base located 20 miles west of Kuwait City that serves as the Army's forward presence in the Middle East.
The majority of the CSSC-K contract at Camp Doha is comprised of maintenance support requirements to ensure the operational readiness of the APS-5 fleet remains at 90 percent or better in the event of war in the Persian Gulf.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/camp-doha.htm   (3781 words)

The lesson from Doha is that the potential is there - as illustrated in the Declaration on TRIPs and Public Health, but that developing countries have to fight for it, and the support of civil society organisations and the public opinion is crucial.
Preparation and Assessment meetings before and after the Doha MC: In a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 6th before departure to Doha we met with Pascal Lamy presented the position of the EC on the draft texts, there was room for comments and discussion of our role in Doha.
An additional problem, which was not tackled in Doha is the fact that most of the agricultural liberalisation undertaken by the poor LDCs has been driven not by the WTO, but by World Bank and IMF structural adjustment conditionalities, which as a rule push those countries to open their markets far beyond their WTO obligations.
www.e-alliance.ch /dohareport.jsp   (7769 words)

 Army Preparing to Close Camp Doha, Shift Operations to Other Kuwait Bases
CAMP DOHA, Kuwait — The U.S. military base in Kuwait that has served as a staging ground for thousands of troops for two wars in Iraq is closing for good in the coming months, Army officials said.
Camp Doha, situated on a peninsula near Kuwait City International Airport, has served its purpose since war planners hurriedly descended on the Kuwaiti port storage facility days after the 1991 Desert Storm conflict, said Col. Kurt Smith, the Coalition Forces Land Component Command Base Realignment and Closure officer.
Camp Doha is too close to the metropolis of Kuwait City, and military activities disturb Kuwaitis' daily routines, which in turn hampers U.S. movement of forces and equipment, officials said.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,SS_041105_Doha,00.html   (691 words)

 Doha Clinic Hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Doha Clinic was first established as the Polyclinic in Qatar in 1994.
A decision was, therefore, made to transform the Doha Clinic into a complete inpatient and outpatient medical centre.
The Doha Clinic Hospital has a total of 80 beds distributed in the inpatients' rooms (Private, Double and VIP), in the daycare section and in the intensive care unit.
www.doha-hospital.com /Message.htm   (535 words)

 Doha travel guide - Wikitravel
Doha International Airport (IATA: DOH) (ICAO: OTDB) is the biggest in the country and is becoming increasingly important in the Gulf Region.
Doha has a reputation for not being the most exciting place on earth, but there are still a few things to do if you are in the city for a business trip and have some time to spare.
Al-Khor is about 50 kilometers north of Doha, reached by either the North Road to Al-Ruweis, or by the Coast Road that goes past the racing track that hosts the Doha Moto GP race.
wikitravel.org /en/Doha   (1936 words)

 USTR - America's proposal to kickstart the Doha trade talks
In his speech before the United Nations earlier this year, President George W. Bush laid out a bold vision for a world free of trade barriers and trade-distorting subsidies and declared that "the surest path to greater wealth is greater trade".
If we are to wrap up the Doha negotiations by the end of 2006 as agreed, the talks urgently need energy, momentum and leadership by all WTO members, especially as we approach a critical ministerial meeting in Hong Kong.
To unleash the potential of Doha we must first break the deadlock in the agriculture negotiations.
www.ustr.gov /Document_Library/Op-eds/2005/America's_proposal_to_kickstart_the_Doha_trade_talks.html   (781 words)

 Doha: the low hanging fruit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the Doha Development Round talks collapsed in July, I was struck by the gap between what officials say when they meet at the OECD in Paris and how they define their positions in the WTO talks in Geneva.
The Doha Development Agenda is an opportunity to re-balance trade rules in favour of developing countries while boosting the world economy.  The Doha talks reportedly collapsed largely because of disagreements over agriculture, but clearly that is not the whole story.
In such a complex world, with such seemingly intractable challenges, the Doha Development Agenda is the low hanging fruit of the world’s multilateral architecture, as well as the low-cost insurance against the revival of protectionism and trade wars.
www.oecd.org /document/4/0,2340,en_2649_201185_37295108_1_1_1_1,00.html   (965 words)

 American Business Coalition for DOHA
WTO members have experienced significant economic growth, generating confidence in the trading system as well as the means for middle income and developing countries to further integrate and benefit from participation in the global economy.
The Doha Development Agenda, or Doha Round, is the latest round of negotiations in a rich history of trade liberalization and success under the world trading system.
At its Fourth Ministerial Conference held in Doha, Qatar in November 2001, WTO members agreed to launch an ambitious new round of trade negotiations-the Doha Development Agenda, or Doha Round.
www.abcdoha.org /about   (394 words)

 USTR - Keeping Doha Alive
Progress was made as more than 150 nations gathered to give developing countries a further stake in the global trading system and move forward in efforts to break down barriers to the free flow of agricultural and manufactured goods and services.
What is more, an agreement to make deep cuts in tariffs and open up quotas on agriculture goods will pave the way for success in the Doha Round's other goals for reducing trade-distorting agriculture subsidies, cutting tariffs on industrial goods and obtaining meaningful new openings for services.
The United States is proud to lead the world in providing such assistance, and as part of the Doha Round, we announced a doubling of our contributions over the next five years from the current level of roughly $1.3 billion a year to $2.7 billion annually.
www.ustr.gov /Document_Library/Op-eds/2006/Keeping_Doha_Alive.html   (880 words)

 Doha - Editorials/Op-Ed - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Virtually all economists agree that the massive trade liberalization of the post-World War II era has been an indispensable factor in the explosion of postwar growth and prosperity and the unprecedented reduction in mass poverty.
After growing by 5.3 percent in 2004 and 4.8 percent in 2005, the world economy is projected to expand by 4.9 percent this year and 4.7 percent next year, according to the latest forecast by the International Monetary Fund.
Launched in the aftermath of September 11, the Doha round was to be about helping poor, developing countries attach their economies the global engine of growth.
www.washingtontimes.com /op-ed/20060516-085751-7650r.htm   (545 words)

 Doha Muncipality - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Doha Municipality located in the heart of Qatar State viewing Doha city which boundaries were drawn as per Law No (16) of the year 1988, its total area is (121,500,000) square meters.
Doha Municipality and the (MMAA) has been doing its best efforts to advance the city and raise the levels of service which helped the city to reach its current status.
It is one of the important sections as it is remarkably preserve Doha city cleaning and keep its beautiful appearance.
mmaa.mmaa.gov.qa /eng/index.php?option=content&task=section&id=3&Itemid=36   (904 words)

 Doha round - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Doha round began with a ministerial-level meeting in Doha, Qatar in 2001, with subsequent ministerials in Cancún, Mexico (2003), and Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (2005).
The Doha round of WTO negotiations began in November 2001.
A successful outcome of the Doha round has become increasingly unlikely, because the broad trade authority granted under the Trade Act of 2002 to U.S. president George W. Bush expires in 2007.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doha_round   (1097 words)

 Hotels in Doha
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Doha city with easy access to all the required places for a business purpose or a frequent traveler.
Rydges Plaza Doha, overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, and only ten minutes from the center of Doha, is the citys newest four-star hotel.
The new Grand Regency Hotel Doha is a prestigious hotel that lightens the heart of the Capital of Qatar, Doha, with its remarkable location at the center in...
www.expedia.co.uk /daily/hotels/Qatar/Doha.asp   (450 words)

 WTO | Doha Development Agenda: Negotiations, implementation and development - gateway
The November 2001 declaration of the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, provides the mandate for negotiations on a range of subjects and other work.
In Doha, Ministers also approved a linked decision on implementation — problems developing countries face in implementing the current WTO agreements.
Around 100 implementation issues were raised in the lead-up to the Doha Ministerial Conference.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/dda_e/dda_e.htm   (290 words)

 The Doha Debates
He added that conflict, in which it's believed that up to 200,000 people have died and two million have fled their homes after three years of fighting, was the result of a major confrontation between tribes.
After being questioned by Doha Debates Chairman Tim Sebastian, the Secretary General then answered tough questions from the student audience who are all resident in Doha but come from a wide range of Arab countries.
The Doha Debates, as a partner with the Qatar Foundation, enjoys complete editorial independence from both the Foundation and the State of Qatar and we believe in maintaining this editorial independence from any overseas institution which may invite us to stage a debate.
www.thedohadebates.com /output/page1.asp   (304 words)

 Qatar travel guide - Wikitravel
There are no specific boat routes, but there are commercial freight boats coming into Doha from all over the world, as well as small commercial boats coming in from Dubai and Iran.
The souqs in downtown Doha also have a lot to offer, although the goods are usually of cheaper quality than those of the malls.
Education City is a new project in Doha funded by the Qatari Government though the Qatar Foundation.
wikitravel.org /en/Qatar   (2074 words)

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