4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

Stop the Doha Rounda, No to further trade liberalization in agriculture! Geto WTO out of agriculture and fisheries!

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15 December, 2005
Declaration of the Intl Seminar on WTO, Food Sovereignty and Alternatives to Globalization

WTO Pact Reached on Plan To Help Poor Countries

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15 December, 2005
Negotiators at a World Trade Organization meeting reached an agreement on a draft text Friday that would grant duty-free and quota-free access to imports from so-called least developing countries

As WTO giants bicker on food aid, thousands die - U.N.

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15 December, 2005
Europe and the United States should be throwing their efforts into increasing food aid instead of arguing about the form it takes, a top U.N. food aid official said on Friday

WTO Indicted for Crimes Against Humanity at Rural Peoples Tribunal

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15 December, 2005
Numerous

Problems multiply and talks unravel at WTO ministerial 3rd day

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15 December, 2005
The WTO Ministerial Conference seemed on the verge of unravelling after its third day, with many developing countries voicing opposition to the services part of the draft Declaration, and positions in non-agricultural market access being even more apart than before.

EU Blocks Decision on End Date For Export Subsidies at WTO Ministerial

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15 December, 2005
The European Union stood firm Dec. 16 in resisting demands from key trading partners for an agreement at the World Trade Organization's Hong Kong ministerial conference on an end date for the elimination of export subsidies

Mandelson charges US hiding behind 'smokescreen' on cotton subsidies

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15 December, 2005
The United States is hiding behind a 'gigantic great smokescreen' in a bid to dodge its duty to cotton farmers in Africa, European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson charged at WTO talks that continue in Hong Kong.

Revealing the Empty Promises of the U.S. Development Package ?Pledges? Announced at Hong Kong

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15 December, 2005
detailed, footnoted take out of US development package proposal demonstrating why it is of no value and poses significant risks

Public Services Threatened Under New WTO Talks

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15 December, 2005
Vital social services such as water, education and health may soon be beyond the reach of the poorest Filipinos if current World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on services liberalization are successful, according to the Our World is not for Sale (OWINFS) global coalition against the multilateral trade body.

IBON challenges new 'G-120' in the WTO

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15 December, 2005
Philippine-based think-tank IBON Foundation challenges the governments of the new underdeveloped country alliance to genuinely assert poor countries

Focus: On the Road to Hong Kong (Number 8, 16 December 2005)

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15 December, 2005
Day four of the Ministerial had many ups, downs and roundabouts

The ?development package? that isn?t

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15 December, 2005
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Coalition of Agricultural Workers International Vow to Fight for Those Most Oppressed by the WTO

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15 December, 2005
In a statement, CAWI called on workers everywhere to junk the WTO

Signs of progress emerge on duty-free, quota-free LDC access

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15 December, 2005
Members of the World Trade Organization seemed to be making some progress on an initiative to help the world's poorest countries on the third day of the Hong Kong ministerial, where the U.S. has come under intense pressure to provide duty-free, quota-free access to all products from least-developed countries

No let-up for rich nations as trade talks flounder

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15 December, 2005
Rich nations came under fresh attack for refusing to give ground on farm protection at world trade talks on Thursday as nations grouping more than half of the world's population warned of an 'impasse well into the future'.