Global civil society groups called on the G 20 governments to reject the discussion on further liberalization of trade in the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations, in the meeting of the G20 in Mexico in June 2012. In a statement, civil society groups stated that, the G20 does not have legitimacy to decide the future of global trade governance since only a forum which includes all members, regardless of their economic power, can legitimately make decisions on major issues pertaining to the future of WTO negotiations.
As members of the Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) civil society network, we are writing to WTO members strongly object to the report, “The Future of Trade: The Challenges of Convergence,” written by the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in consultation with the panel composed by the Director General, Pascal Lamy, both in terms of the process, and the content of the analysis and recommendations contained therein.
Desde a chegada da crise econômica e financeira global, a UNCTAD desempenhou um papel importante em identificar as principais causas da crise, apoiando os países em desenvolvimento na busca de soluções para os impactos da crise e defendendo a reforma das políticas econômicas e financeiras globais e da governança para prevenir a recorrência de crises semelhantes. Estes são todos papéis fundamentais que, na perspectiva do desenvolvimento, não são cumpridos por nenhuma outra instituição econômica multilateral.
As you gather in Washington, D.C. to address pressing issues facing the global economy, we call on you to safeguard governments’ ability to implement policies that will reestablish and maintain financial stability in the wake of the worst financial and economic crisis in decades.
A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.
The Indigenous populations of the Peruvian Amazonia started a general and peaceful strike for almost 60 days
to protest against 10 legislative decrees promoted by the Peruvian Government in order to comply with the Free
trade Agreement (FTA) with US that threatens their rights and their environment. More specifically, the FTA with
the US permits oil and mining companies to enter 44 out of 75 million hectares of Amazonian forest, which are
Indigenous territories, without any kind of agreement or even consultation.
Convocamos as organizações da sociedade civil e os
movimentos sociais do mundo inteiro a expressar a nossa oposição
enérgica, unitária e inequívoca frente às intenções de conclusão da
atual 'rodada' de negociações da Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC),
e a outros tratados de Livre Comércio regionais e bilaterais que os
governos tentam impor em muitas partes do mundo.