Indonesia: Mobilization for Turn Around WTO Campaign and Advocacy

Original Publication Date: 
5 December, 2009

Mobilization for Turn Around WTO Campaign and Advocacy


                                    INDONESIA
 
What We Do
 
INDONESIA EVENTS
 
Consolidation and Coalition-Building
·        Meeting with peasant organization, October 12, 2009. 20 participants came to the meeting.
·        Meeting with NAMA and GATS group in Indonesia, October 22, 2009. 10 participants came to the meeting.
·        Meeting with peasant and labor organization, November 12, 2009. 30 participants came to the meeting.
·        National Seminar The Impact of WTO to the farmers and labor : Coalition Building. 25 participants came to the meeting.
·        Meeting with peasant and labor organization, November 19, 2009. 20 peasant and labor came to the meeting.
 
Campaign on WTO Turn Around !


·        Public Lecture in University of Indonesia 2 times, November 11 and 13, 2009. 15o participants came to the meeting. Speaker : M. Nur Uddin ( Indonesian Peasant Alliance), M.Yakub ( Indonesian Peasant Union), Alexander Chandra ( Trade Knowledge Network), A. Maruf ( Labour Alliance)
·        Sending Petition to Ministry of Trade, from November 12, 2009 until now. 200 petitions were targeted to be sent.
·        Radio Talkshow in 3 Radios covered by national audience and Jakarta : 68H, Pro 2, Pro 3 Radio Republik Indonesia, November 20 and 26, 2009. Pro 3 radio program is broadcasted in 60 radio stations nationwide. 68H radio program is covered by 600 networks in Indonesia.
Theme : - WTO agreements
                - Impact of WTO to Peasants
                -Impact of WTO to Women
Speakers : Lutfiyah Hanim ( Third World Network), Indah      Suksmaningsih ( Institute for Global Justice), Amalia Pulungan ( Indonesia Peasant Alliance)
·        Expo and Campaign Materials Distribution in Parahyangan University Bandung, October 21, 2009. 250 campaign materials were distributed during simulation of WTO conference simulated by 160 student of Parahyangan University.
·        Mass Demonstration in Ministry of Trade. At the same time official government will conduct press conference about WTO. 100 people will gather at the lobby of Ministry of Trade.
 
Advocacy and Lobby
·        Meeting with Secretary General of Ministry of Industry, September 1, 2009
·        Meeting with Multilateral Directorate in Ministry of Trade, October 29, 2009
·        Meeting with Multilateral Directorate in Ministry of Trade, November 1, 2009
·        Dialogue with Trade Minister, Chamber of Commerce, and Press in Ministry of Trade, November 23, 2009
·        Dialogue with Trade Minister and some lobby persons talking about SP/SSM, November 26, 2009. 10 persons were expected to come to the meeting.
 
GENEVA EVENTS
 
Campaign
 
·        Spreading out the campaign kit about NAMA, Services, Agriculture, and Template of Letter to Minister and President. 200 kits will be distributed in there.
·        Distributing Research from Indonesian CSO perspective to CSOs and WTO Official in Geneva. 30 copies of the research will be distributed.
·        Discussion with Indonesians living in Europe to learn about labor in developed countries 
 
Advocacy and Lobby
 
·        Meeting with Ministry of Trade in Geneva and all of Indonesian CSOs, November 1 or 2, 2009. 20 persons from Indonesia were invited.
 
 
Why We Do

 
While negotiators continue their commitment on Doha Round, people in poor countries will get little out of any agreement at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Miniterial Conference in Geneva. The deal protects the interests of rich countries including the United States and the European Union, while its position on the demands of poor countries is at best ambiguous. Indonesian CSOs, mass organization, peasant organization, and labor organization, gather in one coalition to reject WTO negotiations, deals, and green room processes.
 
 
Turn Around WTO !  People United will not be Defeated !

Contacts

Institute for Global Justice, Indonesian Peasant Alliance , Women Labour Groups, Fisherfolk Group ( Kiara), Labour Alliance , Third World Network , Indonesian Peasant Union
 
Email :
indah@globaljust.org
sendamalia@gmail.com
lutfiyah.hanim@gmail.com
m.ikhwan@spi.or.id
api_bumie@yahoo.com