28 Dec 2020

Information about Model WTO 2021

Organised 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.

The Model WTO 2021 will take place from 9 to 16 April 2021 in St. Gallen and Geneva, at the Graduate Institute and the WTO Headquarters. The conference aims to bring together 72 bright students from all over the world who will represent 12 countries in 6 committees and debate on the topic of "Trade and Public Health" with the goal of reaching a resolution. Furthermore, all participants will have a visit to diplomatic missions and the WTO headquarters as well as have a chance 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 significant. This entails a few modifications: adapted schedule, modified dates of start and end (10th to 15th of April 2021), cancellation of in person visits and reduced participation fees.

Please have a look at the Participants Brochure below, which covers everything one needs to know about the conference. Interested students can apply via the Model WTO website until January 24, 2021.

The WTI will continue to support this simulation exercise next year as well. The prize the WTI offers is one week of a future Winter/Summer Academy to each member of the winning team.