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Lettre de la société civile concernant les questions d'investissement et la CNUCED

Nous, organisations de la société civile soussignées, représentant des groupes de différentes régions du monde, sommes préoccupés par les conséquences des traités de protection des investissements sur les perspectives de développement durable dans nos pays et régions.

Revirement de l’OMC 2013: priorité à la nourriture, auxemplois et au développement durable – déclaration

Après de nombreuses conférences ministérielles ratées et presque douze ans de négociations, le cycle de Doha d’expansion de l’OMC est au point mort. Les pays développés ont poussé des accords parallèles pour négocier des questions cruciales pour les pays en développement,censées corriger les déséquilibres actuels de l’OMC et qui constituaient la base du mandat de développement de Doha. Pire : les pays développés semblent réemballer les mêmes demandes de libéralisation et d’accès au marché de leurs intérêts des entreprises transnationalesafin de tisser un nouveau « fil conducteur commercial » pour conclure des accords lors de la 9ème ministérielle à Bali. Dans cette déclaration, avec des demandes spécifiques le réseau Notre monde n’est pas à vendre (OWINFS) affirme qu’en plus d’une transformation à long terme de l’architecture globale commerciale et économique, des changements immédiats doivent être apportés à l’OMC afin de donner aux pays plus de marge de manœuvre pour poursuivre un agenda positif pour le développement et la création d’emplois, la sécurité alimentaire, le développement durable, l’accès à des soins de santé et des médicaments abordables et la stabilité financière globale.

La société civile internationale envoie une lettre aux gouvernements pour s’opposer à « l’accord sur le commerce des services » proposé, alors que les négociateurs arrivent à Genève

Original Publication Date: 
16 September, 2013
Aujourd’hui, alors que les gouvernements se réunissent à Genève pour négocier une proposition d’Accord sur le commerce des services (ACS), 341 organisations représentant des centaines de millions de personnes dans presque tous les pays en développement et développés, ont appelé les gouvernements à abandonner les discussions. Parmi les signataires figurent 42 grands réseaux internationaux et régionaux, comme l’Internationale des services publics (PSI), UNI Global Union, la Fédération Syndicale européenne des Services Publics (FSESP), l’IndustriALL Global Union, l’Union interntionale des travailleurs de l’agriculture (UITA), et le réseau ATTAC européen. La lettre a été organisée par le réseau OWINFS.

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

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

Ne diluez pas la proposition du G33: Membres de la société civile globale, demand au directeur général de l OMC et aux des pays membres

Delivery date: 
20 November, 2013
En tant que membres de la société civile globale, nous demandons au directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce, Roberto Azevedo, et aux présidents des pays membres, de prendre très au sérieux la question de la sécurité alimentaire dans les pays en développement et de ne pas faire de la proposition du G33 sur les stocks publics de nourriture une mascarade, en demandant aux pays en développement d’accepter le texte actuel sur la clause de paix.

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.

Appel à l’action pour la ministérielle de l’OMC de décembre 2013 à 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!"

STOP A LA DEREGULATION ET AU BRADAGE DES SERVICES AU PROFIT D’INTERETS CORPORATISTES!

Aujourd’hui, alors que les gouvernements se réunissent à Genève pour négocier une proposition d’Accord sur le commerce des services (ACS), 345 organisations représentant des centaines de millions de personnes dans presque tous les pays en développement et développés, ont appelé les gouvernements à abandonner les discussions. Parmi les signataires figurent 42 grands réseaux internationaux et régionaux, comme l’Internationale des services publics (PSI), UNI Global Union, la Fédération Syndicale européenne des Services Publics (FSESP), l’IndustriALL Global Union, l’Union interntionale des travailleurs de l’agriculture (UITA), et le réseau ATTAC européen. La lettre a été organisée par le réseau OWINFS.

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.

"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.

Video: Bridge between Moscow and Brussels / Linking our Campaigning Against Corporate Power and to Stop Impunity


Technological Bridge between the G20 Counter-Summit international participants gathered in Moscow and the European Parliament Event "Advancing a new regulatory regime for Transnational Corporations and Investment: Towards An International Peoples’ Treaty", Sept. 5, 2013