Nouvelles

US, EU’s ‘Pledge Against Protectionism’ a cover up of crimes of globalization, says PH farmers

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2011

Reference:  Jim Fernando, KMP Campaign Officer
 
GENEVA, Switzerland – The activist peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines – KMP) today assailed the “Pledge Against Protectionism” statement being circulated and asked for signing by countries headed by the United States and European Union at the 8th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
 

Compromiso contra el proteccionismo: Postura de organizaciones Latinoamericanas

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2011

Ante el Compromiso contra el proteccionismo, impulsado por Australia, Canadá, Estados Unido, Japón y la Unión Europea el día 15 de diciembre del 2011 en el marco de la 8va Conferencia Ministerial de la OMC, y firmado por otros 18 países entre ellos México, Perú, Chile, y Costa Rica, nosotros aquí firmantes, organizaciones de Argentina, Brasil, México y Perú, unidos a los más de 50 representantes de la sociedad civil de 30 países del mundo aquí presentes en Ginebra, Suiza ante la 8va Conferencia Ministerial de la OMC, nos levantamos de una sola voz para denunciar

Public Event on Dec. 16 / The Future of Trade in Financial Services: Safeguarding Stability / an Invitation by the Mission of Ecuador to WTO

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2011

Friday, December 16 10:00-11:30 am CET
Centre de Conférences de Varembé (CCV), Room B, 9-11 rue de Varembé, Geneva

Public Event on Dec. 16: Accession: What Price for What Benefit?

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2011
Any country undergoing accession faces tough questions about the price paid for the benefit received.
While accessions are being promoted as a highlight of this Ministerial meeting, it is noteworthy that these are the first since the onset of the global economic crisis.

Press Release: International Experts Joined Occupy WTO in Critique, Offered Path Forward

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2011

Over 50 civil society experts – trade unionists, farmers, development advocates, and consumer activists – from 30 countries have traveled to Geneva for the 8th Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), working through the global Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Today they joined local Geneva activists at the “Occupy WTO” tent across from the CICG conference center, where they presented critiques of the current negotiations within the WTO, and offered a path forward for the transformation of the current trading system to provide solutions to the current crises of unemployment, poverty, and the under-regulated financial services sector.

WTO’s MC8: Some Critical Issues for Developing Countries

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2011
Analytical Note, December 2011

This Analytical Note provides an overview of the following: issues at stake in MC8 for developing countries and key messages for Ministers; the state of play including the main events that took place in the production of the ‘Elements for Political Guidance’ text; the legal status of the Chairman’s Statement as the outcome document of the Ministerial; important process issues to be mindful of during the Ministerial; a detailed look at the issues in the ‘Elements for Political Guidance’ text; and a paragraph by paragraph analysis of the ‘Elements’ text.

Public Event on Dec. 15: Key Aspects of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference and Beyond

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2011
What are the key issues that will be determined at the 8th Ministerial Conference (MC8) of the WTO? How do these decisions relate to the development mandate of the Doha Round, and the global crisis of unemployment? How is the WTO responding to international demands for increased international and national oversight over financial services? What impact are WTO accessions having on the populations of the acceding countries?

Appel à laction! - 8e Ministérielle à GenÚve, 2011

Tout au long de ses 15 années d’existence, l’OMC a fixé les normes du commerce mondial en faveur du pouvoir et des profits des entreprises, au grand dam des travailleurs, des agriculteurs et de l’environnement, et mettant en péril la souveraineté des pays du monde entier. Le programme des négociations destinées à élargir l’OMC (qu’on appelle Cycle de Doha) était inapproprié quand il fut lancé en 2001, mais il l’est encore davantage aujourd’hui, au vu des répercussions des crises mondiales actuelles.

Support proposals from Cochabamba Agreement in climate talks in Tianjin and Cancun! CJN!

During the last Climate Talks in Bonn in August some concrete proposals were
brought to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) in order to advance the negotiations to cut the greenhouse gas
emissions in a new and positive way. The main demands of the World Peoples
Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, April
2010) have been incorporated in the negotiation text of the Ad Hoc Working Group on
Long-term Cooperation under the UNFCCC.

Tous à Seoul pour Stopper le G20 et lAgenda des Corporations! (6-12 novembre)

UN APPEL AUX MOUVEMENT SOCIAUX ET AUX ORGANISATIONS CITOYENNES DU MONDE ENTIER

A PROTESTER LORS DU G20 DE SEOUL
 
20 PAYS SEULS NE PEUVENT FAIRE LE DESTIN DU MONDE ENTIER
POUR QUE LE SYSTEME CHANGE ET QUE CESSE LE "BUSINESS AS USUAL", CONSTRUISONS UN AUTRE MONDE
LES PEUPLES NE CONTINUERONT PAS A PAYER LA CRISE 


Participez à la semaine d'actions collectives à Seoul, du 6 au 12 novembre 2010

October 1: International Day of Action against pre-Summit attack in South Korea (G20)

On October 1st tell the South Korean government and the world that the G20 Summit is NO EXCUSE for Repression by participating in the International Day of Action against the pre-Summit attack on Democratic and Human Rights in South Korea.

MULTILATERALISME 2.0 – les ministres du commerce vont-ils relever le défi?

Original Publication Date: 
1 December, 2009
L'Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) se prépare pour sa 7e conférence ministérielle qui se déroulera du 30 novembre au 2 décembre 2009 à GenÚve. Tandis que les ministres du commerce font leur valise, certains doivent se demander si le voyage vaut la peine. Plus d’un an aprÚs l’effondrement de la rencontre mini-ministérielle de juillet 2008, les négociations de Doha n’ont pas avancé d’un iota. Elles auraient même reculé, d’aprÚs certains représentants de pays en développement.

Genova: Lovely Planet Tour

Original Publication Date: 
29 November, 2009
At the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/45107258@N06/sets/72157622773196743/ a photo from Genova about the Lovely Planet Tour, the format we adopted to raise awareness of media and citizen about how our cities are changing due to the liberalizations pushed by WTO and how we are applying concrete solutions to address those violations around the country with organic agriculture, critical consumption, reduction of emissions in productions, fair trade and so on.

OWINFS PRESS RELEASE: 10 years after Seattle, WTO protests worldwide, no WTO expansion, Korean activists detained

Original Publication Date: 
28 November, 2009
Members of the global network Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) held a press briefing this morning to object the undemocratic detention of Korean activists coming to Geneva, and to demand their immediate release. OWINFS also introduced the objectives of mobilizations around the WTO ministerial in Geneva and around the world, including the mobilizations in India, Indonesia, Korea, Europe, and the United States.

Lettre a ministre sur alimentation et la reunion mini-ministerielle, New Delhi, Septembre 2009

Nous, 125 organisations de plus de 50 pays, nous vous écrivons pour vous exhorter à représenter les intérêts des paysans, des travailleurs, des consommateurs, des femmes et de l’environnement en rejetant une plus ample libéralisation du commerce des produits alimentaires à l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) et en demandant en revanche des politiques susceptibles d’aboutir à la sécurité alimentaire, au développement du milieu rural et à la préservation des moyens d’existence des agriculteurs grâce à la souveraineté alimentaire.

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

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).

URGENTE: Conférence des Nations Unies sur la crise financiÚre

Il y a 6 mois, 900 organismes et réseaux à travers le monde ont signé une déclaration demandant une solution appropriée à la crise financiÚre mondiale, une solution où pourraient s’impliquer tous les gouvernements ainsi que des représentants de la société civile, de groupes de citoyens et de mouvements pour la société.

Lula Calls on Saudis to Join Brazil in Creating Petrochemical Powerhouse

Original Publication Date: 
18 May, 2009
Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said this Sunday, May 17, at the end of a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia, that he called on king Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the two countries to jointly seek reciprocal investment opportunities.

Kirk Highlights Need For New Doha Ideas, Doha Review Bumped Up To NEC

Original Publication Date: 
13 May, 2009
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a series of private and public gatherings this week in Geneva stressed the need for trading partners to consider new ideas to help break the current impasse in the Doha round of global trade talks, but also said the U.S. would look to build on the work done so far rather than scrapping it.

My intro to wto page

Original Publication Date: 
23 April, 2009
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