Archive - Call to Action

November 3rd, 2009

Letter from 243 organizations from more than 50 countries on the Food Crisis: "The WTO's Doha Round Will Not Stop the Food Crisis: Time for Real Solutions." June 2008.

Event Date: 
2 June, 2008 (All day)
The global food system is in crisis. Millions of people can no longer afford or access the food they need, increasing global hunger and malnutrition. The worlds’ governments need to act now. But the answer does not lie in deeper deregulation of food production and trade. We, concerned non-governmental organizations and social movements, urge you to reject the claims by the leaders of the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), that concluding the Doha Round is a solution to the current crisis.

August 23rd

Asian Peoples' Solidarity for Climate Justice Day of Action

Day of Action 9am to 12 noon, October 5 2009 Bangkok, Thailand

June 26th

PRESS RELEASE: Rich countries block UN treatment of causes of the global economic crisis, say civil society representatives

Responding to the final UN document, approved today in the UN High Level conference of the global economic crisis, members of the Our World is not for Sale Network (OWINFS) said the following...

June 20th

OWINFS Program for UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development

Program with the co-sponsored events of 'Our World is not for Sale' Network at the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development. And "talking points": Global “free” trade is the Root Cause of the Financial Crisis

June 11th

Letter to President of EC, Jose-Manuel Barroso: Suspend FTA Negotiations with Andean Countries

Together with other NGOs, FoEE is sending a letter to the President of the European Commission José-Manuel Barroso to ask for a suspension of the FTA negotiations with the Andean countries (Colombia, Peru and Ecuador).

Gerak Lawan: Stop attempting to revive WTO because Doha is not solution!

Gerak Lawan (the Indonesian Peoples' Movement against Neocolonialism-imperialism) will organise an action in front of the Ministry of Commerce, Jakarta, Indonesia. The action will protest the 33rd Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting, motored by the Government of Indonesia, on June 7-9, 2009 in Bali.

June 3rd

URGENT ACTION: UN Conference on Financial Crisis

Send a letter to your head of state encouraging them to go to the UN Conference, and come yourself!

June 2nd


Dear Friends, As the the climate negotiations intensify on the road to Copenhagen, a key issue that has occuppied much attention is the issue of mitigation and the burden-sharing between developed and developing countries.

Letter to the Presidents and Heads of State: Latin America and the Caribbean

We are writing to you in regard to the upcoming celebration in New York, on June 1 to 3, of the United Nations’ Conference on the Economic and Financial Crisis and its Impact on Develoment. We urge you to give this Conference the priority it deserves and to participate, in your capacity as Heads of State, leading a delegation from your country of the highest level including the participation of relevant ministries and civil society organizations and movements involved in addressing the impacts and building alternatives in the face of this crisis.

European Action Days: 150,000 to 200,000 people will demonstrate in Europe from 14 to 16 May

Some 150,000 to 200,000 people are expected to take to the streets of Madrid, Brussels, Prague and Berlin during the three European Action Days organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on 14, 15 and 16 May 2009. Other demonstrations will also take place in Luxembourg, Bucharest and Birmingham.