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January 18th

Africa and the WTO - the Perils of Weakening the Development Agenda

Original Publication Date: 
9 October, 2015
Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A. Wise in this article underline perils of Weakening the Development Agenda for Africa in the run up to 10th WTO Ministerial at Nairobi.

January 14th

Wikileaks releases new TISA documents on Evionmental services and Eneregy related services

Original Publication Date: 
3 December, 2015
Today, Thursday, December 3, 10am EST, WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP. Coinciding with the ongoing climate talks in Paris, today's publication touches on issues of crucial relevance including the regulation of energy, industrial development, workers' rights and the natural environment. WikiLeaks is also publishing expert analyses of the documents.

TiSA: A Framework for Reregulating the Global Trade in Services?

Original Publication Date: 
8 December, 2016
Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England, writes on International Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) could become a major obstacle for governments willing to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2016

The new leaked text of the Annexes on Energy and Environmental Services for the Trade in Services Agreement was published by Wikileaks on the 3rd of December. TiSA is being negotiated by 22 countries representing 70% of global trade behind closed doors in a secret room in Geneva while all eyes are on Paris where UN public talks are in full swing to design a new climate regime.

Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Original Publication Date: 
4 December, 2015
The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address global climate change. Unfortunately representatives of 50 of the same governments are also meeting this week in Geneva to negotiate binding rules that will seriously constrain countries’ ability to meet those targets.

December 18th, 2015

OWINFS members welcome WTO MC10 delegates with protest, December 18, 2015

OWINFS members welcome WTO MC10 delegates with protest, December 18, 2015.

Fore more photos of the protest see:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/136911244@N07/albums/72157662389506351

December 17th

Civil society protest at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, Nairobi, 17 December 2015

Today, a group of civil society working together through the global Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network, present in Nairobi for the 10th Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), used the human amplification tactic of “Mike Check” to voice their concerns about the WTO negotiations. Civil society leaders demanded that no so-called “new issues” should be put on the agenda, particularly while the development mandate has not been concluded.

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 16, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 15, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 16, 2015

OWINFS members protest at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, held at KICC at Nairobi, December 16, 2015 They raised slogans including No New Issues!! Permanent solution to food stockholding now!!

December 14th

For Press: Trade Union & NGO Experts' Contacts for MC10 WTO Ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya December 15 – 18, 2015

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2015
Please find contact information for civil society representatives in attendance at WTO MC10, working in coordination with Our World is Not For Sale (OWINFS) global network and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).