Archive - Set 2005 - Article

September 30th

US dangles visa bait to avoid farm trouble at WTO

Original Publication Date: 
29 Settembre, 2005
The US is planning to win over developing countries so that they tone down their agressive position on WTO farm negotiations by offering to increase the quota of temporary H1B visas.

September 29th

Press Release: Canadian activists receive ?alternative Nobel prize?

Original Publication Date: 
28 Settembre, 2005
Maude Barlow, National Chair of the Council of Canadians, and Tony Clarke, Director of the Polaris Institute, will be receiving the prestigious Right Livelihood Award (RLA) known worldwide as the

New Zealand GATS offensive in Geneva makes mockery of Doha 'Development' Agenda

Original Publication Date: 
28 Settembre, 2005
New Zealand is one of eight governments (US, EC, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan) pushing a scheme that would require all countries, rich and poor, to lock open a minimum number of their services to foreign firms

Links to all non-papers in the Services benchmark discussion

Original Publication Date: 
28 Settembre, 2005
Most of these papers are expected to become officially tabled papers in the formal services negotiations

2005 Right Livelihood Awards honour pioneers for justice, fair trade and cultural renewal

Original Publication Date: 
28 Settembre, 2005
Tony Clarke and Maude Barlow receive 2005 Right Livelihood Awards for their exemplary and longstanding worldwide work for trade justice and the recognition of the fundamental human right to water

September 28th

Plugging 'Numbers' Into the DDA

Original Publication Date: 
27 Settembre, 2005
World Trade Organization members must reach agreement on key agriculture 'numbers' at this December's ministerial meeting in Hong Kong to move the talks into 2006

September 27th

WIPO general assembly to decide on key issues

Original Publication Date: 
26 Settembre, 2005
This year's WIPO General Assembly, which begins Monday 26 September and will run to 5 October, will have a full agenda, with many decisions to be taken that will have significant effect on the future of the organization.

Maids plan WTO show of strength

Original Publication Date: 
26 Settembre, 2005
Despite growing fears that World TradeOrganization protests may be stifled, Hong Kong's foreign domestic helpers' Asian Migrants Coordinating Body has begun 'intensifying' a campaign to mobilize its constituents to protest against deregulation policies.

Developing countries object to 'benchmarking' services proposals

Original Publication Date: 
26 Settembre, 2005
Many developing countries have objected to the joint attempt by developed countries to introduce a 'benchmarking approach' or 'complementary multilateral methods' to the services negotiations in the World Trade Organisation.

September 26th

Falling Short on Agriculture in Paris

Original Publication Date: 
25 Settembre, 2005
Trade chiefs of the new 'quad' grouping of nations the United States, the European Union, Brazil and India failed to make headway in reconciling their positions in agriculture