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Breaking Boundaries II-Women and the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Understanding the Connections

Global Women's Project | Wed, Oct 15, 2003

Breaking Boundaries II-Women and the Free Trade Area of the Americas: Understanding the Connections

This publication is a joint effort of participants in the U.S. Gender and Trade Network (USGTN). It is a popular education tool on ""Women and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA)"" which includes analysis of the potential impacts of the FTAA from a gender perspective.This resource explores the impacts of privatization, deregulation, and NAFTA on services, investment, migration, militarization, labor, and agriculture and examines how this relates to regional integration in the Americas. This publication is available as a popular educational tool for activists with a particular focus on the U.S. experience.The resource booklet includes discussion questions and provides reference and background information that is useful in: (1) raising awareness among women and different communities across the U.S. about the impacts of free trade and the potential impacts of the FTAA and (2) mobilizing them to get involved in the debate and promote the common good through economic policymaking in the Americas.
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.

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