Noticias

Carta de la sociedad civil sobre el régimen de inversiones y la UNCTAD

Delivery date: 
16 October, 2014
Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil signatarias, en representación de sus bases de apoyo en diversas regiones del mundo, nos dirigimos a ustedes para expresarles nuestras inquietudes respecto de las consecuencias que acarrean los tratados de protección de inversiones para el futuro del desarrollo sustentable en nuestros países y regiones.

Darle vuelta a la OMC 2013: Alimentos, fuentes de trabajo y desarrollo sustentable en primer lugar

Luego de muchas reuniones ministeriales fracasadas y casi doce años de negociaciones, la Ronda de Doha para la expansión de la OMC está en una encrucijada. Los países desarrollados han dejado de lado la negociación de acuerdos clave para los países en desarrollo cuyo propósito es corregir los desequilibrios existentes dentro de la OMC actual, y que constituyeron la base del mandato de desarrollo del Programa de Doha. Aun peor es que los países desarrollados parecen estar re-etiquetando los antiguos reclamos de sus grandes empresas por mayor liberalización y acceso al mercado con el fin de crear una “nueva narrativa comercial” y así obtener acuerdos en la próxima 9ª Conferencia Ministerial de Bali. En esta declaración con las demandas específicas la red Nuestro Mundo No Está en Venta (OWINFS) sostiene que además de una transformación a largo plazo de la arquitectura económica y comercial mundial vigente, se deben introducir cambios inmediatos en la OMC para ofrecerles a los países más espacio político para que trabajen en pos de una agenda positiva de desarrollo y generación de empleo, seguridad alimentaria, desarrollo sustentable, acceso asequible a la salud y a medicamentos, y estabilidad financiera mundial.

Cambiemos el comercio, no el clima!

Original Publication Date: 
13 October, 2009
En un sentido o en otro el cambio avanza: si no imponemos un cambio de reglas en la economía mundial, no podremos frenar el cambio climático.

US and allies ‘strike work' on post-Bali, Doha Round

Original Publication Date: 
24 September, 2014
The United States and its close ‘allies' in industrialised countries, appear to be bent on continuing their campaign to paralyse all negotiations and talks at the WTO - on the other parts of the Bali package, a post-Bali work programme, and the Doha Round - by refusing ‘to work' on other issues, until the US-EU cherished protocol on the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is agreed to and delivered. In this SUNS - South North Development Monitor article By Chakravarthi Raghavan analyses latest state of play in WTO negotiations and US & allies' negotiation strategies.

PSI and OWINFS Releases a Special Report on Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

Original Publication Date: 
15 September, 2014
On the occasion of Global Trade Summit convened by PSI and it's affiliates in Washington, D.C., on 15-17 September 2014, PSI and Our World is not For Sale (OWINFS) launched a new Special Report by Ellen Gould entitled "The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement" on the first day of the Global Summit. The report was launched with the objective to overcome the secrecy and complexity surrounding the negotiations on trade in services agreement (TISA) and bring it into the public sphere for a democratic debate.

Public services unions open new trade agreements to public debate

Original Publication Date: 
16 September, 2014
At Public Services International (PSI) Global Trade Summit 2014, in Washington, D.C., union leaders from all over the world called for public scrutiny of new wave of global trade agreements, which are now being discussed behind closed doors.

Indian farmers organizations call upon the Government to stand firm on food security issue at the WTO

Original Publication Date: 
23 July, 2014
In a statement released ahead of the WTO General Council meeting tomorrow, farmers organization in India called upon the Indian Government to stand firm on linking the Food Security proposal with the Trade Facilitation Agreement in WTO. Farmers’ leaders expressed shock over the Chair's summary of the G 20 trade ministers meeting which was held on July 19 at Sydney.

Indian Farmers' Statement on India's stand at the WTO - Released on 23 July 2014 at New Delhi

Delivery date: 
23 July, 2014
In a statement released ahead of the WTO General Council meeting tomorrow, farmers organization in India called upon the Indian Government to stand firm on linking the Food Security proposal with the Trade Facilitation Agreement in WTO. Farmers’ leaders expressed shock over the Chair's summary of the G 20 trade ministers meeting which was held on July 19 at Sydney.

As G20 trade ministers meet in Sydney, international CSOs urge that development must come before “Trade Facilitation” in WTO

Original Publication Date: 
18 July, 2014
In the backdrop of trade ministers meet in Sydney, today, 164 civil society organizations and trade unions from more than 150 developing and developed countries urged government representatives in Geneva to “condition the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to the conclusion and fulfillment of the Development mandate under the Doha negotiations.”

Secret TISA deal puts public services at risk around the world - Public Services International

Original Publication Date: 
19 June, 2014
The Public Services International, a global trade union federation reiterates its opposition to Trade In Services Agreement, in the backdrop of WikiLeaks release of TISA - Financial Services Annex text

¿Un Acuerdo Internacional sobre el Comercio de Servicios? (TISA) Por qué este acuerdo de libre comercio de servicios es peligroso para la democracia, el desarrollo y el interés general y ¡Debemos Pararlo!

Original Publication Date: 
14 June, 2014
¿Un Acuerdo Internacional sobre el Comercio de Servicios? (TISA) - Una nota breve sobre por qué este acuerdo de libre comercio de servicios es peligroso para la democracia, el desarrollo y el interés general y ¡Debemos Pararlo!

WTO food fight in Bali? By Martin Khor

Original Publication Date: 
3 December, 2013
In this article, Martin Khor, Executive Director of Geneva-based South Centre writes about tense battle at 9th WTO Ministerial Meeting in Bali.

US Civil society groups call upon US government to support G33 Food Security Proposal in WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali

Delivery date: 
26 November, 2013
In this letter to Ambassador Mike Froman, United State Trade Representative (USTR) and Ambassador Michael Punke Deputy USTR and Permanent Representative to the WTO, Civil society groups from US express dismay over over US opposition to G33 proposal and urged the US government to support the G33’s proposal to allow for greater public spending to ensure more stable food supplies and prices in developing countries

A Peace Clause, without Peace in Food Security

Original Publication Date: 
19 November, 2013
A draft text of the 'Peace Clause' agreed to at the WTO by a select group of countries on Saturday 16 November ad referendum - subject to approval by capitals - seems likely to assure no Peace to developing countries on food security, and more specifically to the ability of developing country governments to procure food from their producers for public stock-holding and distribution to the poor.

Information Technology Agreement (ITA) - Global Unions and International Civil Society Express Concerns

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) together with 163 other trade union and civil society organisations are raising concerns over a proposed expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA II) being negotiated at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In a joint letter to the WTO members, they argued that the proposed expansion, would lead to erosion of manufacturing potential in developing countries and called for a comprehensive impact assessment of ITA I before taking a decision on ITA II.

Llamado a la acción frente a la Conferencia Ministerial de la OMC en diciembre 2013 en Bali

On the occasion of 9th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held from 3 to 6 December 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, Our World Is Not For Sale network calls upon its members, trade unions, farmers, civil society organizations and people at large to take action and send message to governments across the world to "Stop Expansion of the WTO and Shut Down the Corporate “Trade” Attack and to prioritize Food, Jobs, Peoples’ Rights and Sustainable Development First!"

No más desregulación y entrega de servicios a intereses empresariales

As governments meet in Geneva to negotiate a proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), 345 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people from nearly every developing and developed country, called on governments to abandon the talks. Among the endorsers were 42 major international and regional networks such as Public Services International (PSI), UNI Global Union, the European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU), the IndustriALL Global Union, the International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF), and the ATTAC European network. The letter was organized by the OWINFS network.

Press Coverage: G20 Counter-Summit, St-Petersburg, Russia



Series of links to TV and Radio Coverage of the G20 Counter-Summit, and to written articles published online.

"Lo que necesitamos es un cambio de sistema!" / Declaración final, Contra-Cumbre G20, St-Petersburgo, Rusia (Sept. 2013)


DECLARACIÓN DE LA CONTRA CUMBRE G20
San Petersburgo, 4 de septiembre, 2013

Movimientos sociales y organizaciones de la sociedad civil de diferentes partes del mundo se reunieron en St-Petersburgo, Rusia, los días 3 y 4 de septiembre 2013, a la víspera de la Cumbre del G20 y en el contexto de una amenaza por parte de Estados Unidos (EEUU) de atacar a Siria. Con la participación de más de 30 delegadas y delegados de los movimientos sociales del mundo, nuestra Contra Cumbre G20 fue auspiciada por la Iniciativa Post-Globalización.

"What we need is system change!" / G20 Counter-Summit Final Declaration, St-Petersburg, Russia (Sept. 2013)


DECLARATION OF THE G20 COUNTER-SUMMIT
St Petersburg, 4 September 2013

Social movements and civil society organizations from different parts of the world have met on 3 -4 September 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on the eve of the G20 Summit and in a context of the threat by the United States of America (USA) to attack Syria. With the participation of more than 30 international delegates of world social movements, our G20 Counter-Summit, was hosted by the Post-Globalization Initiative.