|U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
President Clinton outlined his agenda for the new round of World Trade Organization negotiations in a speech to the Democratic Leadership Council on 10/13/99. The President's agenda reflects his five
President Clinton, on December 2, 1999, signed the ILO Convention (C182) concerning the prohibition
and immediate action for elimination of the worst forms of child labor.
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attested that international trade ..."fosters higher levels of economic interdependence, stimulates transnational dialogue, and nourishes the habit of settling differences peacefully, through legal arguments instead of lethal arms." [11/29/99: Welcoming Remarks]