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Contents with tag: WTO

26 Jan 2018
What the WTO Means for 2018 and Beyond

If the worse comes to worst, we may have to listen more to the movements especially in the Global South who have been, for years, calling to finally “junk” the WTO.

19 Dec 2017
WTO talks breakdown: Temporary setback for pro-TNC agenda in global South

The 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the WTO ended yesterday without the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration document, which would detail the agenda agreed upon in the trade talks.

10 Dec 2017
A deadly irony for people’s economic rights as WTO opens talks on International Rights Day

Today, December 10, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will have its opening session for its 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11). December 10 is also commemorated as the International Human Rights Day.

6 Dec 2017
WTO promotes plunder of global South, silences peoples’ justified opposition

IBON International stands with advocates and peoples from both the global North and South in resisting the WTO's attack on both economic and political rights.

28 Nov 2017
The 11th WTO Ministerial and the stakes for people's economic rights

People's rights in the global South continue to be at stake in WTO discussions about developing countries' agriculture, fishing subsidies, domestic regulation and e-commerce.

11 Aug 2017
Development for Whom? How Navotas fisherfolk resist the displacement of their people and livelihood

Reflections on the struggle of Navotas fisherfolk for their community and right to livelihood, and the impacts of corporate-led development pushed by the WTO and governments.

21 Dec 2015
WTO Nairobi Declaration: Death Certificate for the Doha Development Mandate

After extending for a final non-stop 24-hour negotiation between the major trading powers, the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded with a Ministerial Declaration that marks a turning point for the multilateral trade body according to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.

18 Dec 2015
A Burial Ground for the Doha Development Round

Attempts to kill the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) exposes the WTO’s pretentious claims that it seeks to support development in the Global South.

17 Dec 2015
WTO Nairobi Ministerial: Deathbed of the Doha Round?

Recent attempts of the United States (US), the European Union (EU) and other developed countries to put an end to the Doha Development Round (DDR) exposes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) pretentious claims that it seeks to support development in the Global South, global activists said.

17 Dec 2015
WTO’s 20 years of servitude to TNCs and Monopoly Capitalism

Agriculture has always been on top of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agenda from the very start. Since it was created two decades ago to replace the GATT, WTO’s trade liberalization policies immediately found its way to open up agricultural trade markets in the Global South. Being the primary economic sector of the developing world, efforts to cut down tariffs on agricultural goods while allowing rich countries to dump heavily subsidized products devastated local economies and pushed the people – peasants, farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous people, rural women and youth, to deeper poverty.

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