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Trade As If People and Earth Matter:  A working document on alternatives

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A working document on alternatives

Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A Working Document on Alternatives, seeks to contribute to the emerging dialogue on a new framework for trade that holds the promise of promoting just and sustainable development in the countries and areas where it is most needed. Trade policies and agreements must put people first! They should further genuine social and economic development for our neighbors around the world while preserving and creating good jobs here at home. They must support – not hinder – governments in adopting policies to protect public health and the natural environment. Trade policies must strike a balance between creating a predictable structure for international trade and preserving the policy space necessary for governments to foster and secure economic, social and human development for all their citizens.