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June 26th

PRESS RELEASE: Rich countries block UN treatment of causes of the global economic crisis, say civil society representatives

Original Publication Date: 
26 June, 2009
Responding to the final UN document, approved today in the UN High Level conference of the global economic crisis, members of the Our World is not for Sale Network (OWINFS) said the following...

June 20th

OWINFS Program for UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development

Original Publication Date: 
20 June, 2009
Program with the co-sponsored events of 'Our World is not for Sale' Network at the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development. And "talking points": Global “free” trade is the Root Cause of the Financial Crisis

June 11th

Letter to President of EC, Jose-Manuel Barroso: Suspend FTA Negotiations with Andean Countries

Original Publication Date: 
11 June, 2009
Together with other NGOs, FoEE is sending a letter to the President of the European Commission José-Manuel Barroso to ask for a suspension of the FTA negotiations with the Andean countries (Colombia, Peru and Ecuador).

Gerak Lawan: Stop attempting to revive WTO because Doha is not solution!

Original Publication Date: 
11 June, 2009
Gerak Lawan (the Indonesian Peoples' Movement against Neocolonialism-imperialism) will organise an action in front of the Ministry of Commerce, Jakarta, Indonesia. The action will protest the 33rd Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting, motored by the Government of Indonesia, on June 7-9, 2009 in Bali.

June 3rd

URGENT ACTION: UN Conference on Financial Crisis

Original Publication Date: 
3 June, 2009
Send a letter to your head of state encouraging them to go to the UN Conference, and come yourself!

June 2nd


Original Publication Date: 
2 June, 2009
Dear Friends, As the the climate negotiations intensify on the road to Copenhagen, a key issue that has occuppied much attention is the issue of mitigation and the burden-sharing between developed and developing countries.

Letter to the Presidents and Heads of State: Latin America and the Caribbean

Original Publication Date: 
2 June, 2009
We are writing to you in regard to the upcoming celebration in New York, on June 1 to 3, of the United Nations’ Conference on the Economic and Financial Crisis and its Impact on Develoment. We urge you to give this Conference the priority it deserves and to participate, in your capacity as Heads of State, leading a delegation from your country of the highest level including the participation of relevant ministries and civil society organizations and movements involved in addressing the impacts and building alternatives in the face of this crisis.

European Action Days: 150,000 to 200,000 people will demonstrate in Europe from 14 to 16 May

Original Publication Date: 
2 June, 2009
Some 150,000 to 200,000 people are expected to take to the streets of Madrid, Brussels, Prague and Berlin during the three European Action Days organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on 14, 15 and 16 May 2009. Other demonstrations will also take place in Luxembourg, Bucharest and Birmingham.