Archive - 2005 - Article

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First anti-WTO protests hit Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
10 December, 2005
Several thousand anti-globalisation protesters have marched through Hong Kong, in the first of several demonstrations planned against this week's World Trade Organisation talks.

First WTO protests in Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
10 December, 2005
Several thousand people have staged the first of a series of protests in Hong Kong over the World Trade Organization summit to be held this week.

Thousands gather in HK for protest march before WTO summit

Original Publication Date: 
10 December, 2005
Thousands of anti-globalization activists--some dressed like chickens and others carrying a big spider--held Sunday their first protest march ahead of the World Trade Organization summit in Hong Kong.

Protesters denounce WTO at Hong Kong rallies

Original Publication Date: 
10 December, 2005
Around 3,000 protesters waving signs reading 'Junk the WTO' and 'Life is not for sale' marched in a carnival atmosphere in the shade of skyscrapers in one of the world's main financial centres.

dezembro 9th

WTO issues new ministerial text for Hong Kong, but without cover note

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2005
The latest draft is more interesting for what it omits than what it has added. The cover note that was attached to the 1 December draft has been removed.

Indian government's mandate to negotiate at the WTO in question

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2005
Over 100 groups across India, including social movements and trade unions, have challenged the minority government

If WTO negotiations require hard choices,churches say: choose justice

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2005
If you only had one choice, what would you choose: Water? Food? Life-saving medicine?

Rushing through a 'permanent solution' for TRIPS and Health

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2005
Intense and rushed formal and informal consultations have been taking place since last Friday 2 December to find agreement among WTO Members on the content of an amendment to the TRIPS Agreement, which is to constitute a 'permanent solution' for facilitating the supply of medicines to countries with insufficient or no drug manufacturing capacity.

US warning on Hong Kong trade meeting

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2005
With the Doha global trade talks stalled by US and European discord over agriculture, US lawmakers are warning that domestic political support for the round could be jeopardised if the Hong Kong ministerial meeting next week focuses exclusively on the narrow demands from a few developing countries

WTO General Council approves 'permanent solution' to TRIPS and Health

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2005
The WTO General Council late Tuesday 6 December approved an amendment to the TRIPS Agreement making permanent a decision originally adopted in 2003 to resolve the problem of supply of generic versions of pharmaceutical products to countries with inadequate manufacturing capacity, due to limitations in the TRIPS Agreement when using compulsory license.