Sign on statements http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signons en US Civil Society letter to Froman: U.S. trade policy in WTO MC10 at Nairobi should enhance countries’ rights to feed their peoples http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/us-civil-society-letter-froman-us-trade-policy-wto-mc10-nairobi-should-enhance-countries-righ <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 December, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> In a letter to USTR Michael Froman, US civil society groups urged US government to support a transparent and inclusive multilateral process to resolve these pressing issues. U.S. trade policy should enhance countries’ rights to feed their peoples. It should not advance negotiations that leave most countries out of decisions that they then may have to adopt as a fait accompli at a later time.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">11 December, 2015 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/us-civil-society-letter-froman-us-trade-policy-wto-mc10-nairobi-should-enhance-countries-righ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Trade & The Food Crisis WTO Process Issues Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:50:32 +0000 Manicandan 24695 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Global Civil Society letter on the Nairobi Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO), December 9, 2015 http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-letter-nairobi-ministerial-world-trade-organization-wto <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 December, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> As members of 453 civil society organizations including trade unions, environmentalists, farmers, development advocates, and public interest groups from over 150 countries, we are writing today to express extreme alarm about the current situation of the negotiations in the WTO. We urge you to take seriously the need for the upcoming Nairobi Ministerial to change existing WTO rules to make the global trading system more compatible with people-centered development, and to forestall efforts by some developed countries to abandon the development agenda and replace it with a set of so-called “new issues” that actually are non-trade issues that would impact deeply on domestic economies and constrain national policy space required for development and public interest. <div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">9 December, 2015 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-letter-nairobi-ministerial-world-trade-organization-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Intellectual Property/TRIPS Investments NAMA / ITA / EGs Trade & The Climate Crisis Trade & The Financial Crisis Trade & The Food Crisis Transnational Corporations Trade Facilitation WTO Process Issues Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:28:26 +0000 Manicandan 24665 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Letter from Civil Society Regarding Future Agenda of the WTO Negotiations http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/letter-civil-society-regarding-future-agenda-wto-negotiations <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 July, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> 341 organizations of civil society from over 100 countries of the global North and South, as consumer groups, environmentalists, trade unions, farmers, and other development advocates, have sent a letter to WTO members regarding the wrong direction of the current WTO talks, and urged the governments to substantially turnaround the negotiations in advance of the December Ministerial in Nairobi.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">8 July, 2015 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/letter-civil-society-regarding-future-agenda-wto-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property/TRIPS NAMA / ITA / EGs Services / GATS / TISA Trade Facilitation WTO Process Issues Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:17:12 +0000 Manicandan 24594 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Letter to WTO Members Seeking Extension of TRIPS Transitional Period on Pharmaceutical Produtcs for LDCs http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/letter-wto-members-seeking-extension-trips-transitional-period-pharmaceutical-produtcs-ldcs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 June, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> Civil Society Letter to Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO): Request by least developed country members for an extension of the transitional period with respect to pharmaceutical products and for waivers from the obligation of articles 70.8 and 70.9 of the trips agreement<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">5 June, 2015 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/letter-wto-members-seeking-extension-trips-transitional-period-pharmaceutical-produtcs-ldcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property/TRIPS Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:04:22 +0000 Manicandan 24532 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Global civil society letter to WTO members regarding public food stockholding programs http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-letter-wto-members-regarding-public-food-stockholding-programs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 November, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> In the backdrop of agreement between India and US on public stockholdings for food security purposes this Global civil society letter highlights that the current solution is inadequate and calls upon WTO members to ensure that developing countries’ and LDCs’ interests are not sacrificed in the current negotiations and at the special General Council meeting on 26 November 2014 in order to clear the path for the TFA.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">24 November, 2014 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-letter-wto-members-regarding-public-food-stockholding-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Trade & The Food Crisis WTO Process Issues Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:09:59 +0000 Manicandan 24442 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Global Civil Society letter to UNCTAD Secretary General on Investment Issues http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-letter-unctad-secretary-general-investment-issues-and-role-unctad <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 October, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> On the occasion of UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014, on October 13-16, Global Civil Society, in a letter to Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Member States of UNCTAD underlined various issues emerge from bilateral investment treaties (BITs) including investor state dispute settlement provisions. It called for a progressive role of UNCTAD to provide support to third world governments in framing alternative policies and remove major impediments to sustainable development created by international investment agreements (IIAs).<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">15 October, 2014 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-letter-unctad-secretary-general-investment-issues-and-role-unctad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:11 +0000 Manicandan 24376 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Indian Farmers' Statement on India's Stand at the WTO - 23 July 2014 http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/indian-farmers-statement-indias-stand-wto-released-23-july-2014-new-delhi <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 July, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> In a statement released ahead of the WTO General Council meeting tomorrow, farmers organization in India called upon the Indian Government to stand firm on linking the Food Security proposal with the Trade Facilitation Agreement in WTO. Farmers’ leaders expressed shock over the Chair's summary of the G 20 trade ministers meeting which was held on July 19 at Sydney. <div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">23 July, 2014 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/indian-farmers-statement-indias-stand-wto-released-23-july-2014-new-delhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture G-20 Trade Facilitation WTO Process Issues Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:22:02 +0000 Manicandan 24359 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org International civil society urges that development must come before Trade Facilitation in WTO http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/international-civil-society-urges-development-must-come-trade-facilitation-wto <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 July, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> In the backdrop of trade ministers meet in Sydney, today, 164 civil society organizations and trade unions from more than 150 developing and developed countries urged government representatives in Geneva to “condition the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to the conclusion and fulfillment of the Development mandate under the Doha negotiations.” <div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">18 July, 2014 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/international-civil-society-urges-development-must-come-trade-facilitation-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture G-20 Trade Facilitation WTO Process Issues Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:09:43 +0000 Manicandan 24356 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org US Civil society call upon US Govt. to support G33 Food Security Proposal http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/us-civil-society-groups-call-upon-us-government-support-g33-food-security-proposal-wto-minist <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 November, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> In this letter to Ambassador Mike Froman, United State Trade Representative (USTR) and Ambassador Michael Punke Deputy USTR and Permanent Representative to the WTO, Civil society groups from US express dismay over over US opposition to G33 proposal and urged the US government to support the G33’s proposal to allow for greater public spending to ensure more stable food supplies and prices in developing countries <div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 November, 2013 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/us-civil-society-groups-call-upon-us-government-support-g33-food-security-proposal-wto-minist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture G-20 Trade & The Food Crisis WTO Process Issues Sat, 30 Nov 2013 05:02:36 +0000 Manicandan 24333 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Global Civil Society Letter to Roberto Azevêdo on Yemen’s Accession Commitments on IP http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/letter-roberto-azev-director-general-wto-concerning-yemen-s-accession-commitments-intellectua <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 November, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> In this letter to Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director General, WTO, 162 organizations expressed concerns regarding intellectual property commitments being forced on Yemen as part of its WTO accession package that will be presented for formal adoption, to the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, 3-6 December 2013.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">28 November, 2013 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/letter-roberto-azev-director-general-wto-concerning-yemen-s-accession-commitments-intellectua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property/TRIPS WTO Process Issues Sat, 30 Nov 2013 04:13:06 +0000 Manicandan 24332 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Global civil society calls for a Permanent Solution to G 33 Food Security Proposal in WTO http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-calls-permanent-solution-g-33-food-security-proposal-wto <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-delivery"> <div class="field-label">Delivery date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 November, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> Over 280 civil society organizations representing a broad range of civil society groups and global union federations representing hundreds of millions of workers across the world urged Roberto Azevedo, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and WTO member states, to take the issue of food security in developing countries as a matter of serious and immediate concern not to render the G-33 proposal on public food stockholding a travesty by asking developing countries to agree to the current text on the peace clause.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-sort-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 November, 2013 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/global-civil-society-calls-permanent-solution-g-33-food-security-proposal-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Trade & The Food Crisis WTO Process Issues Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:40:37 +0000 Manicandan 24326 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org Information Technology Agreement (ITA) - Global Unions and International Civil Society Express Concerns http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/information-technology-agreement-ita-global-unions-and-international-civil-society-express-co <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) together with 163 other trade union and civil society organisations are raising concerns over a proposed expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA II) being negotiated at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In a joint letter to the WTO members, they argued that the proposed expansion, would lead to erosion of manufacturing potential in developing countries and called for a comprehensive impact assessment of ITA I before taking a decision on ITA II. <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/information-technology-agreement-ita-global-unions-and-international-civil-society-express-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NAMA / ITA / EGs WTO Process Issues Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:58:26 +0000 Manicandan 24317 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org WTO Turnaround 2013: Food, Jobs and Sustainable Development First – Statement http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/wto-turnaround-2013-food-jobs-and-sustainable-development-first-statement <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> After many failed Ministerial meetings and nearly twelve years of negotiations, the Doha Round of WTO expansion is at a crossroads. Developed countries have pushed aside agreements to negotiate on key developing country issues intended to correct the imbalances within the existing WTO, which formed the basis of the development mandate of Doha. Even worse, developed countries appear to be re-packaging the same liberalization and market access demands of their corporate interests to create a “new trade narrative” towards gaining agreements at the upcoming 9th Ministerial in Bali. In this statement with specific demands Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network asserts that in addition to a long-term transformation of the global trade and economic architecture, immediate changes must be made to WTO in order to provide countries more policy space to pursue a positive agenda for development and job-creation, food security, sustainable development, access to affordable healthcare and medicines, and global financial stability.<p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/wto-turnaround-2013-food-jobs-and-sustainable-development-first-statement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Alternatives Bilateral & Regional Trade Intellectual Property/TRIPS Investments NAMA / ITA / EGs Services / GATS / TISA Trade & The Climate Crisis Trade & The Financial Crisis Trade & The Food Crisis Transnational Corporations Trade Facilitation WTO Process Issues Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:29:20 +0000 Manicandan 24313 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org International Civil Society Sends Letter to Governments Opposing Proposed “Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)” http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/international-civil-society-sends-letter-governments-opposing-proposed-trade-services-agreeme <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Refuse signatories </div> </div> </div> Today, as governments meet in Geneva to negotiate a proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), 345 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people from nearly every developing and developed country, called on governments to abandon the talks. Among the endorsers were 42 major international and regional networks such as Public Services International (PSI), UNI Global Union, the European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU), the IndustriALL Global Union, the International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF), and the ATTAC European network. The letter was organized by the OWINFS network. <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/international-civil-society-sends-letter-governments-opposing-proposed-trade-services-agreeme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Investments Services / GATS / TISA Trade & The Financial Crisis Transnational Corporations WTO Process Issues Mon, 16 Sep 2013 05:37:54 +0000 Manicandan 24299 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org "What we need is system change!" / G20 Counter-Summit Final Declaration, St-Petersburg, Russia (Sept. 2013) http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/what-we-need-system-change-g20-counter-summit-final-declaration-st-petersburg-russia-sept-201 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-due"> <div class="field-label">Due date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">30 September, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-signon-enabled"> <div class="field-label"> Currently accepting signatories:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Accept signatories </div> </div> </div> <br /> <strong>DECLARATION OF THE G20 COUNTER-SUMMIT</strong><br /> St Petersburg, 4 September 2013<br /> <br /> Social movements and civil society organizations from different parts of the world have met on 3 -4 September 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on the eve of the G20 Summit and in a context of the threat by the United States of America (USA) to attack Syria. With the participation of more than 30 international delegates of world social movements, our G20 Counter-Summit, was hosted by the Post-Globalization Initiative.<br /> <p><a href="http://ourworldisnotforsale.org/en/signon/what-we-need-system-change-g20-counter-summit-final-declaration-st-petersburg-russia-sept-201" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G-20 Sat, 07 Sep 2013 21:41:36 +0000 Pierre-Yves 24286 at http://ourworldisnotforsale.org