4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

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

Poor countries flex muscles at WTO talks

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14 December, 2005
Global trade talks were confronted with growing pressure from poorer countries, with African cotton producers and Latin American banana exporters leading the charge for fairer treatment.

'Aid for Trade' is a deceptive ploy and destructive aid

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14 December, 2005
Press statement on 'Aid for Trade':The Reality of Aid, an international network of more than 80 national and regional networks representing thousands of civil society organizations, calls the US proposal in the WTO ministerial conference to increase funds for the 'aid for trade' program as 'illusory, deceptive, and destructive.'

Water out of the WTO campaign launched in Hong Kong

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14 December, 2005
With representatives from every continent, the campaign

The empty promises of US and EU 'development package'

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14 December, 2005
The U.S. and EU are attempting to put a 'development spin' at the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial in announcing a 'development package' comprising of aid for trade, non-binding duty free market access for Least Developing Countries and a few other items.

Strong governance of WTO trade aid needed - Egypt

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14 December, 2005
Dramatic rich country promises to help poor countries expand exports could fail without a change in how billions of dollars in aid are managed, Egyptian Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid said on Wednesday.

Statement on Japan's 'Support Package for Developing Countries'

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14 December, 2005
We Oppose 'Support Package for Developing Countries' provided by the Japanese government at the sixth WTO Ministerial Conference

Focus: On the Road to Hong Kong (Number 7, 15 December 2005)

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14 December, 2005
Day three saw more substantive discussions take place than yesterday on the issues of NAMA, services and agriculture