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Some Selected Issues in the Coherence Agenda of the WTO and the BWIs (2003)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Sep 8, 2003

Some Selected Issues in the Coherence Agenda of the WTO and the BWIs (2003)

The purpose of this document is to briefly address some of the issues involved in the pursuit of coherence by financial and trade institutions and serve as a resource for NGOs doing advocacy around the WTO Cancun Ministerial. It takes as a point of departure representative of the official ""coherence"" agenda a WTO Secretariat document issued on April 2003 called Coherence in Global Economic Policymaking and Cooperation between the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank (WT/TF/COH/S/7) (hereinafter referred as ""WTO Sec."").
What You Need to Know About WTO Ministerials

Global Women's Project | Wed, Aug 27, 2003

What You Need to Know About WTO Ministerials

"Did You Know That:
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) was launched in 1995
  • WTO is mandated by its own charter to hold a Ministerial Meeting every two years
  • Ministerial Meetings bring together all the Trade and/or Commerce Ministers from the capitols of the member states
  • Ministerial Meetings are political agenda setting meetings not trade negotiations
  • Ministerial Meetings produce a Ministerial Declaration which sets the direction for WTO work for the next two years
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Gender, Health and Trade

Global Women's Project | Wed, Aug 27, 2003

Gender, Health and Trade

This document examines the link between gender, health and trade by looking at the impact of the privatization of health services on women. It also offers a close analysis of the negative implications of TRIPS negotiations that are currently taking place in the WTO. The document calls for an end to trading essential services such as health in the world trade system.
IGTN Update on the FTAA

Global Women's Project | Fri, May 16, 2003

IGTN Update on the FTAA

"Following the Quito Ministerial that took place in Ecuador in November, 2002, a variety of non-governmental groups reported on the possibility that the FTAA might be under distress due to heated political differences amongst governments over the potential losses, particularly in the area of agriculture. Five months later, it is hard to say what is truly at play."
Update on the FTAA

Global Women's Project | Sat, May 10, 2003

Update on the FTAA

"The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is a free trade agreement that is currently being negotiated among 34 economies in the Western Hemisphere. Representatives from North America, the Caribbean, Central America and South America are working to achieve the largest regional integration ever between developed and developing countries, with the goal of liberalizing trade and investment in goods and services by the year 2005. There is speculation that negotiations will be completed as early as 2004."

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