GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
November 9-13, 2001: The World Trade Organization meets in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the developing world's economy.

The meetings produce the Doha Development Agenda, which ensures that industrialized nations aid developing nations by providing markets for their agricultural and manufactured goods. Violent anti-globalization demonstrations that occurred at the 1999 Seattle meeting are not repeated in Doha, but threats are made against Qatar for inviting Israel to participate.

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The World Trade Organization has concluded a six-day meeting in Qatar. (November 2001)