Since the onset of the global financial and economic crises, UNCTAD has played an important role in identifying the key causes of the crises, assisting developing countries in seeking solutions to the impacts of the crises, and advocating for the reform of global economic and finance policies and governance in order to prevent similar crises from recurring. These are all key roles that no other multilateral economic institution has fulfilled from a development perspective.
As you gather in Washington, D.C. to address pressing issues facing the global economy, we call on you to safeguard governments’ ability to implement policies that will reestablish and maintain financial stability in the wake of the worst financial and economic crisis in decades.
A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.
The Indigenous populations of the Peruvian Amazonia started a general and peaceful strike for almost 60 days
to protest against 10 legislative decrees promoted by the Peruvian Government in order to comply with the Free
trade Agreement (FTA) with US that threatens their rights and their environment. More specifically, the FTA with
the US permits oil and mining companies to enter 44 out of 75 million hectares of Amazonian forest, which are
Indigenous territories, without any kind of agreement or even consultation.
Convochiamo tutte le organizzazioni della società civile e i movimenti sociali del mondo a
manifestare una ferma, unitaria e inequivoca opposizione di fronte alla pretesa dei vari governi di
concludere il Doha Round, all'interno dell'Organizzazione mondiale del commercio, e tutti gli altri
accordi regionali e bilaterali di libero scambio in corso di trattativa.
Stop the WTO destroying developing country industries and selling off our natural resources!
Many people have heard about the WTO opening up markets in services and
agriculture, with negative impacts on farmers, public services and the
environment world-wide. But now the rest of the world is also up for
sale at the World Trade Organization (WTO), as governments plan to
remaining sectors through a new agreement, known as the
Non-Agricultural Market Access or NAMA agreement, which is being