Archive - Dic 2005 - Article

December 17th

Analysis of the revised Draft text of 16 December 2005 on agricultural negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2005
The revised text on agriculture contains 6 paragraphs: besides the introductory paragraph 4

Draft Ministerial text: Anti-developmental delaying tactic, sign of impending failure

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2005
The new draft WTO 6th Ministerial text released today still attacks Third World agriculture, industry and services without making any real headway against First World subsidies and protections for domestic producers

Draft ministerial text negates development

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2005
IGTN News Bulletin

Services saga brought to new explosive level at Ministerial

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2005
The WTO

Review of Day 4 of Ministerial: no light at end of HK tunnel, but a new South alliance is born

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2005
At the end of the fourth day of the WTO Ministerial Conference, there has hardly been agreement reached on the key issues, and time is almost running out on attempts to get any

Rice Farmers Want WTO Out Of Agriculture!

Original Publication Date: 
16 December, 2005
Rice farmers from across Asia who came to protest the World Trade Organization

December 16th

Problems multiply and talks unravel at WTO ministerial 3rd day

Original Publication Date: 
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.

Civil society calls on rich countries to stop imposing extreme demands on developing countries

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
Press release: As the WTO's Hong Kong Ministerial enters its last phase, over 80 civil society organizations, made a joint statement expressing grave concerns about the state of the negotiations, as the current proposals of developed countries particularly on NAMA, Services and Agriculture, do not have development content and are in fact anti-developmental in nature

No let-up for rich nations as trade talks flounder

Original Publication Date: 
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'.

COSATU Press statement on NAMA ? issued from Hong Kong

Original Publication Date: 
15 December, 2005
As the talks at the WTO continue, the Southern African region, Africa and other developing countries and regions face an ever increasing threat to catastrophic jobs and even the very real potential of de-industrialisation