Archive

August 5th, 2015

De cómo Estados Unidos está utilizando un acuerdo secreto sobre servicios para eludir sus obligaciones en la OMC

Original Publication Date: 
17 July, 2015
Resulta cada vez más evidente que las negociaciones del TISA tienen la pretensión de presionar a los países en desarrollo a una mayor liberalización en los sectores que le interesan a Estados Unidos y otros países industrializados, sin que estos últimos tengan que pagar ningún precio.

July 27th

IU llama a la defensa de la educación pública frente al TiSA

Original Publication Date: 
25 July, 2015
IU llama a la defensa de la educación pública frente al TiSA IU llama a todas las organizaciones comprometidas con la defensa de la educación pública y la democracia a movilizarse para asegurar que el Estado cumpla su responsabilidad como garantes del derecho a la educación impidiendo que acuerdos como el TISA hipotequen en secreto el futuro de la población y su derecho a la educación.

Importante coalición internacional exige grandes cambios en la agenda de la OMC

Original Publication Date: 
10 July, 2015
341 organizaciones de la sociedad civil de más de 100 países enviaron una carta a los miembros de la OMC exigiendo que los gobiernos dejen de negociar la agenda equivocada de expansión de la OMC y en su lugar negocien una agenda centrada en la seguridad alimentaria y las necesidades urgentes de desarrollo de los países a favor de normas comerciales que faciliten en lugar de socavar u obstaculizar el desarrollo.

July 15th

CUPE delegates in Colombia to oppose secret TISA deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 July, 2015
The Frontlines Initiative is a joint project of four national public sector unions - the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) - which joins forces with sister unions in Colombia to fight against the privatization of public services and to strengthen each other’s struggles to defend human and labour rights. The delegation in Colombia received an important briefing on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), a proposed international trade treaty that, if ratified, will put public services in Colombia, Canada and 48 other countries at extreme risk.

Post-Bali work programme not doable by end-July, says DG Azevedo

Original Publication Date: 
14 July, 2015
Several developing countries on Wednesday (July 8) expressed their frustration with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo's announcement that the work program with precise modalities for concluding the Doha Development Round (DDR) trade negotiations will not be delivered by end-July.

Nairobi MC10 must deliver on development, say CSOs

Original Publication Date: 
9 July, 2015
Some 341 global civil society organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday underlined that if the upcoming tenth ministerial conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya is to be a "success", it must deliver on development and turn around the WTO.

Canadian move for new landing zones spurned

Original Publication Date: 
10 July, 2015
Major developing countries - China, India, Brazil, and South Africa - unambiguously rejected on Friday (July 3), a proposal from Canada to set "new landing zones" in the Doha agriculture package without adhering to the existing mandates that were negotiated since 2001, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Nairobi MC can't end DDA without "credible" developmental outcomes

Original Publication Date: 
8 June, 2015
Kenya's foreign minister, Ms. Amina Mohamed, said here on Wednesday (July 1) that the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations cannot be concluded without "credible" developmental outcomes at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)'s tenth ministerial conference in Nairobi later in the year, several trade envoys told the SUNS.

US-EU block permanent solution for food security public stockholding

Original Publication Date: 
2 July, 2015
Major developed countries, particularly the United States and the European Union, have vehemently opposed a proposal from the G-33 coalition for a permanent solution for public stockholding programmes for food security in the developing countries, several trade envoys told SUNS.

Azevedo ideas in agriculture surface as Australia-Canada non-paper

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2015
A proposal floated by the World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo during his meetings with seven major developed and developing countries to bring about convergence on the domestic support pillar of the Doha agriculture package has now surfaced in a non-paper issued by Australia and Canada, several trade envoys told the SUNS.