New Delhi, 23 July 2014 -- In a statement released ahead of the WTO General Council meeting tomorrow, farmers' organizations in India called upon the Indian Government to stand firm on linking the Food Security proposal with the Trade Facilitation Agreement in WTO.
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Manila, Philippines, 15 July 2014 -- Groups demanding the cancellation of Philippine debts delivered luggage full of questionable loan contracts and conditionalities to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who is visiting the country from July 14 to 15.
Quezon City, 4 July 2014 -- The signing of the Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a prelude to an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement with EFTA and eventually with the European Union as well.
Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises
(Presentation at trade workshop at Edge Funders Alliance Conference on “Towards an Ecological and Socially Just Transition to the Next Economy,” Berkeley, CA, Apr 30, 2014.)
Manila, 1 April 2014 -- Ambitious free trade agreements in the Philippines would pose serious threats to access to medicines for the poor by providing greater patent rights to pharmaceutical companies, the EU-ASEAN Campaign Network said Tuesday ahead of an international meetin
A meeting organised on 17th December in New Delhi, on the recently concluded Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia (3-7 December 2013), saw an analysis of the key issues and outcomes of the meeting and charting out elements of a possible agenda for broader civil society groups across the country. The event was jointly hosted by the South-South Knowledge Hub at ActionAid India, Focus on the Global South, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Third World Network. About 50 people participated in the meeting.
December 6-7— The last day of the #EndWTO Bali Week of Action highlighted yet again peoples and citizens’ movements cry for justice and dignity and collective resolve to change the rules of the game from the ground up. The common view is that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created more imbalance, injustice, and inequality than what it promised. This view was reinforced by the Global People’s Tribunal (see first story below).
The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.
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