The balance of power in making decision about international trade policies is definitely in the hands of the rich and powerful countries and the processes for negotiating and decision making seem questionable. A seemingly ridiculous process for countries who want to join the WTO, mechanisms that are balanced in favour of rich countries, secret meetings and policies that on paper address the needs of devloping countries, but in practice are not happening are the elements that form this dangerous organisation.
I believe that aid and trade together can make a difference in alleviating poverty in the world. However an organisation like the WTO is not going to help. The world needs an organisation whose primary focus is improving the lives of the poor, not just a side show of something else.
Reading: Behind the scenes at the WTO:the real world of international trade negotiations lessons of Cancun, Fatoumata Jawara and Aileen Kwa, 2004.