Agriculture

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.

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

Prospects for Trade, Development, and Reducing Inequality: Doha, post-Bali, and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: OWINFS event at WTO Public Forum 2014

Original Publication Date: 
1 October, 2014
OWINFS organized an event at WTO Pubic Forum 2014, "Prospects for Trade, Development, and Reducing Inequality: Doha, post-Bali, and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals" on 2nd October 2014

La amenaza del TISA para la alimentación y la agricultura

Original Publication Date: 
1 October, 2014
Presentación de la UITA en el Foro Público de la OMC 2014 - Panel de Uni Global Union / Internacional de Servicios Públicos "Por qué un acuerdo de comercio de servicios (TISA) nos concierne a todos".

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.

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 - 23 July 2014

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.”

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 call upon US Govt. to support G33 Food Security Proposal

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.

Rodada Doha: Todos os motivos para continuar dizendo não

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2009


Nos dias 30 de novembro e 1 e 2 de dezembro, a OMC faz mais uma de suas reuniões ministeriais. Apesar de, até o momento, não estar formalmente pautado nada sobre a conclusão da Rodada Doha na agenda, os ministros não vão deixar passar o encontro para mais um debate em torno dos temas que até aqui têm travado as discussões, tentando resolvê-los.
 

Pronunciamiento de la ASC ante la nueva cumbre ministerial de la OMC

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2009

Entre el 30 de noviembre y el 2 de diciembre de 2009 se realizará en Ginebra la VII reunión ministerial de la OMC. Será un nuevo esfuerzo de reanudar las negociaciones de la Ronda de Doha, iniciada hace 8 años, y un escenario donde los países desarrollados nuevamente intentarán imponer su propia agenda de liberalización y desregulación de los mercados.

VICTORIA DE BIOWATCH EN CASO HISTORICO

Original Publication Date: 
3 June, 2009
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”.

International trade helps solve food crisis: WTO

Original Publication Date: 
11 May, 2009
GENEVA (Reuters) - International trade is part of the solution to the global food crisis and not one of its causes, the head of the World Trade Organization said on Sunday.

Carta a Ministros de Comercio OMC, Junio 2006

Due date: 
26 June, 2006
Delivery date: 
26 May, 2009

PARA:             Ministros de Comercio ante la OMC