Date: 18 June, 2009
Dear Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh,
As the newly formed UPA coalition government is just settling in to govern for the next five years, there is news that Commerce Minister Anand Sharma is already on his way to the United States (US) to bilaterally iron out differences to seal the trade deal that was launched during the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) 4th Ministerial Meeting in Doha. At stake in these trade negotiations are hundreds of millions of livelihoods in the farming and non-agriculture sectors that India has fought hard to preserve over the past eight years since the launch of the Doha Development Round.
Con la participación de más de 400 delegados de la sociedad civil, en el marco de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Crisis Económica Mundial en Nueva York - EEUU, Rafael Correa criticó la “ideología fundamentalista” del neoliberalismo porque ha llevado al mundo a la actual crisis.
There is a rather odd interview Anand Sharma has given to Reuters. He is off to Washington and the interview comes just before the visit. Part of the interview is about India being keen to break the deadlock in WTO negotiations.
TRIPS and FTAs have adverse impact on access to drugs
Geneva, 3 Jun (Kanaga Raja) -- The WTO TRIPS Agreement and the TRIPS-plus provisions in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have had an adverse impact on prices and availability of medicines, making it difficult for countries to comply with their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Mr Anand Grover, said on Tuesday.
Non-governmental organizations are urgently asking Canadians to write to senators, MPs and the Prime Minister to express their outrage at the police massacre of peaceful Indigenous protesters in Peru, and to demand that the Canadian government halt its implementation of the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that is now before the Senate as Bill C-24.
New Delhi: A Parliamentary Standing Committee has recommended a blanket ban on foreign investment in retail and has opposed even big domestic corporate entering the sector saying that it will lead to unemployment.
El juez de la Corte Constitucional Albie Sachs emitió hoy la sentencia en el caso de Biowatch. Calificó el caso como “un asunto de gran interés para los profesionales de derecho, el público y instituciones preocupadas con litigios de interés publico”.