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December 2nd, 2014

Farmers and CSOs express concern over WTO conditionalities on India's agricultural subsidy regime

Original Publication Date: 
25 November, 2014
Indian farmers organizations and civil society groups expressed serious concern over India - US agreement over public stockholding issue at the WTO negotiation. In a letter to commerce minister they argued that Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) needs to be rejected not only as a strategy but on its own lack of merit.

November 10th

Hay que abrir el TISA al debate público, dicen los expertos en el primer foro mundial

Original Publication Date: 
18 October, 2014
Desde la educación al transporte, pasando por las finanzas o la salud, el nuevo Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TISA) plantea amenazas serias para la calidad de los servicios que ofrecen distintos sectores públicos que afectan a la vida de los ciudadanos y ciudadanas. Este es uno de los resultados del primer Foro Mundial sobre el Comercio de Servicios, celebrado en Ginebra el 17 de octubre de 2014, organizado conjuntamente por la Internacional de Servicios Públicos (ISP), la Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) y la red Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS).

ISP-OWINFS-FES Del AGCS al TISA:Foro sobre el Comercio Mundial de Servicios, 17 de octubre de 2014, Ginebra

Original Publication Date: 
10 October, 2014
El Foro Mundial de la ISP sobre el Comercio de Servicios, organizado conjuntamente con la Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) y la red Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS), será la primera conferencia mundial que planteará una perspectiva crítica al TISA. Reunirá a los principales expertos y expertas en la materia, a representantes sindicales del sector público y privado, de la sociedad civil y de gobiernos de todo el mundo, que compartirán información sobre el TISA. Analizarán las amenazas que este plantea a los servicios públicos, la democracia y los trabajadores/as y programarán acciones de respuesta a sus elementos perniciosos.

November 8th

Presentations: From GATS to TISA - Global Trade in Services Forum, Geneva, 17 October, 2014

Original Publication Date: 
18 October, 2014
On 17 October 2014, Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS) network organised, "Global Trade in Services Forum - From GATS to TISA", in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Public Services International (PSI). Large number of trade unionists from public and private sector, government representatives, global experts and civil society representatives will take part in the vent.

November 6th

¿HACIA UN ACUERDO SECRETO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE LOS SERVICIOS FINANCIEROS?

Original Publication Date: 
1 October, 2014
Informe de OWINFS: Este informe de la red OWINFS relativo al Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TISA) analiza cómo el TISA que se propone presiona a favor de políticas desregulatorias peligrosas en torno a los servicios financieros y pone en peligro la capacidad regulatoria financiera futura de los gobiernos

November 5th

Brisbane 2014: G20 Peoples' Summit and March, Nov. 12-15, 2014




OWINFS G20+ WILL BE AT THE G20 PEOPLES' SUMMIT AND MARCH !!!
Standing firm besides Brisbane Community Action Network BrisCAN and Brisbane's community !!!

Events include:

The Free Trade and Investment Regimes: an Attack on Peoples’ Rights, the Commons and Democracy

October 31st

Implications of International Investment Agreements: UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 Event

Original Publication Date: 
15 October, 2014
The number of disputes brought by investors under international investment agreements (IIAs) has been steadily increasing. This event organized by OWINFS, TWN and Public Citizen at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 looks at the implications of these disputes for sustainable development, and will discuss actual case studies in particular areas.

UNCTAD Secretary General Mr M. Kituyi Respond to Global Civil Society Letter on the Role of UNCTAD on Investment Issues

Original Publication Date: 
23 October, 2014
In this response to global civil society groups letter, UNCTAD Secretary General Mr M. Kituyi's share the concerns of global civil society groups on the implications of current investment regime and expressed hope that proposed reforms of international investment agreements and investor state dispute settlement system (ISDS) will help to improve them system.

Implications for jobs, consumers, and the environment and Africa of including investment in the post-Bali Roadmap: OWINFS event at WTO Public Forum 2014

Original Publication Date: 
1 October, 2014
On 3 October 2014 OWINFS organized an event, "Implications for jobs, consumers, and the environment and Africa of including investment in the post-Bali Roadmap" at WTO Public Forum.

Trade and Africa: Achieving Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa - OWINFS event at WTO Public Forum 2014

Original Publication Date: 
1 October, 2014
On 3 October 2014 OWINFS organized an event, "Trade and Africa: Achieving Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa", at WTO Public Forum 2014