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December 17th, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 16, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 15, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 16, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 16, 2015 They raised slogans including No New Issues!! Permanent solution to food stockholding now!!

December 14th

For Press: Trade Union & NGO Experts' Contacts for MC10 WTO Ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya December 15 – 18, 2015

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2015
Please find contact information for civil society representatives in attendance at WTO MC10, working in coordination with Our World is Not For Sale (OWINFS) global network and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

December 9th

Carta de la sociedad civil acerca de la Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) a realizarse en Nairobi

Delivery date: 
9 December, 2015
En nombre de 453 organizaciones de la sociedad civil, entre ellas sindicales, ecologistas y de agricultores/campesinos, grupos de desarrollo y de interés público de más de 150 países nos dirigimos hoy a ustedes para expresar nuestra alarma extrema respecto de la situación actual de las negociaciones en la OMC. Les exhortamos a que en la próxima Conferencia Ministerial de Nairobi tomen en serio la necesidad de cambiar las normas vigentes de la OMC para conseguir que el sistema de comercio mundial sea más compatible con el desarrollo centrado en los pueblos, y rechacen las iniciativas de algunos países desarrollados que quieren abandonar la agenda de desarrollo y remplazarla por un conjunto de llamados "nuevos asuntos" que en realidad son asuntos no comerciales que afectarían profundamente las economías nacionales y limitarían el espacio político nacional necesario para el desarrollo y la defensa del interés público.

November 7th

La mayor ciudad de Suiza se declara “zona libre del TISA”

Original Publication Date: 
6 November, 2015
La ciudad de Zurich ha votado a favor de declararse ‘zona libre del TISA’, una iniciativa que pone de manifiesto el creciente rechazo a las conversaciones sobre comercio secretas.

Food security: US, EU rule out permanent solution for public stock holding programmes

Original Publication Date: 
7 November, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an outcome on public stockholding programmes for food security at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ministerial meeting next month in Nairobi has almost been spiked after the US, the European Union, Canada and Australia ruled out any change from the existing interim arrangement.

The long arms of trade

Original Publication Date: 
4 November, 2015
As the countdown for the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Nairobi, Kenya through 15-18 December commences, Shalini Bhutani emphasises the need for a cautious deliberation on how trade rules affect key sectors and all stakeholders.

November 4th

Away from the Glare, a Push for More Stringent IPR Protection at the WTO

Original Publication Date: 
2 November, 2015
The United States and Switzerland want the right to file complaints for loss of trade ‘benefits’ even against countries whose intellectual property rights laws are fully consistent with international agreements

‘Indian and African leaders must not fail to protect interests of locals at upcoming WTO meet'

Original Publication Date: 
28 October, 2015
In a join civil society statement Indian and African CSOs called upon Indian and African leaders not to fail to protect interests of locals at upcoming WTO meet.

Unconditional 17-year exemption from pharmaceuticals patents agreed

Original Publication Date: 
3 November, 2015
The United States and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the World Trade Organization have reached agreement ad referendum on a pharmaceutical patent exemption for a duration of 17 years, according to trade diplomats. With this exemption, the world’s poorest nations will not be obliged “to implement or apply” or “to enforce” patents as well as test data protection for pharmaceutical products until 1 January 2033.