4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

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'.

Pascal Lamy and the Sorcerer?s Box

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15 December, 2005
Press statement: A large group of farmers movements and NGO

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

Developing nations on attack at tense trade talks

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14 December, 2005
Developing nations went on the offensive on Thursday as trade talks limped into their third day, with Washington and Tokyo under pressure to accept a duty-free, quota-free exports deal for the world's poorest countries.

Corporations Dominate Trade Panels that Set Global Health Policy: Public Health Groups Sue US Government for Fair & Democratic Representation

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14 December, 2005
A lawsuit filed today in US Federal District Court by public health and physician groups demands that corporate interests be balanced with public interest representation on US Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) that advise the US Trade Representative (USTR) on trade policies affecting public health

Fuera el agua de la OMC lanzado en Hong Kong

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14 December, 2005
Con la presencia de representantes de organizaciones sociales de todos los continentes, fue lanzada la campana FUERA EL AGUA DE LA OMC en el Centro de Convenciones de la VI Reuni

The 'development' deceit of the WTO

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14 December, 2005
media statement: WTO really promotes the monopoly profits of TNCs at the cost of deepening underdevelopment of Third World countries.

he Sorry Truth of USTR Development Package “Promises”

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14 December, 2005
a one-page debunking US 'development package'

Poor nations leery of U.S. 'aid for trade'

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14 December, 2005
When U.S. and European delegates at the global trade talks here say they're working hard to help the poorest countries climb the ladder of wealth, it's hard to take them at their word.