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  1. Pandemic profiteers

    Cecilia Olivet, Lucía Bárcena, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto, Sara Murawski
    20 Abril 2020

    The fact that we are marking the 1000th ISDS claim in the middle of a profound social and economic crisis should be a wake-up call. Just as the pandemic is revealing profound health inequities and the dangers of agroindustrial food systems, it is also showing the dangers of trade and investment systems that put corporate profits above health and life.

  2. As the world meets to discuss ISDS, many fear meaningless reforms

    Alexander Beunder, Jilles Mast
    05 Abril 2019

    This week, representatives of around 100 countries are meeting in New York to talk about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). ISDS is a legal instrument that multinationals can use to sue governments for billions. External experts and observers fear that the new negotiations will amount to ‘old wine in new bottles’. They believe that those who benefit from this instrument (powerful states and top lawyers from the ISDS sector) are controlling the debate.

  3. Why workers should reject RCEP

    Benny Kuruvilla, Susana Barria
    16 Junio 2017

    What is the RCEP and why should Indian workers be worried about it?

  4. TiSA and state-owned enterprises

    • Viviana Barreto, Daniel Chavez
    18 Abril 2017
    Policy briefing
  5. Investment protection treaties endanger democratic reform and peace initiatives in Myanmar

    Pietje Vervest
    10 Enero 2017

    In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.

  6. European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

    29 Noviembre 2016

    Joint Statement : 455 European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

  7. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ ဒီမိုကေရစီ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြနဲ႔ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ေဖာ္ေဆာင္မႈေတြကို ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ေနတဲ့ ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရးဆိုင္ရာ သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္မ်ား

    Pietje Vervest
    17 Octubre 2016

    ဖြ႔ံၿဖိဳးစ ျမန္မာ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးဟာ တည္ၿငိမ္မႈ မရွိေသးဘဲ အထိအခိုက္လြယ္တဲ့ အေနအထားမွာ ရွိေနပါေသးတယ္။ ဒီလိုအခ်ိန္မွာ ရင္းႏွီးျမႈပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရး သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြဟာ ႏိုင္ငံကို ပိုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းၿပီး ဒီမိုကေရစီ ဆန္ေစမယ့္ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ေတြအေပၚ အပ်က္သေဘာ သက္ေရာက္မႈေတြ ရွိမေနဖို႔ လိုပါတယ္။

  8. Suspend negotiations for an investment protection agreement between the EU and Myanmar

    16 Octubre 2016

    Civil society from Myanmar and the European Union are calling for the suspension of negotiations for an investment protection agreement between the EU and Myanmar until the European Court of Justice has ruled on the compatibility of the controversial Investment Court System (ICS) dispute settlement mechanism, with the EU Treaties.

  9. Maatschappelijke organisaties vinden dat CETA van tafel moet

    13 Octubre 2016

    Het verdrag in de huidige vormt een ernstige bedreiging voor milieu, publieke diensten, arbeidsnormen en de veiligheid van consumenten. Laatste verklaring van minister Ploumen is slechts een verheldering van datgene dat in de verdragstekst is afgesproken, maar verandert structureel niets en komt dus niet tegemoet aan fundamentele bezwaren.

  10. Letter to Chancellor Kern on CETA

    06 Octubre 2016

    Over 120 European, Canadian and International Civil Society organizations commend Chancellor Kern's concern on Canadian Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and ask for his vote against the ratification of the agreement.

  11. Committing geocide: climate change and corporate capture

    Susan George
    22 Septiembre 2016

    Geocide is the collective action of a single species among millions of other species which is changing planet Earth to the point that it can become unrecognisable and unfit for life. But we still have a chance;  human beings can overcome even threats as terrifying as geocide, says Susan George.

  12. Peasants mobilized in Colombia: The strike is finished, the struggle continues

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    16 Junio 2016

    The current development model in place across Colombia has brought repression and harassment. The government has not fulfilled the terms of a 2013 agreement. On May 27th, the Cumbre Agraria, Campesina, Etnica y Popular1 called for a national Minga - a period of strikes and mobilizations - across Colombia to put pressure on the government.

  13. Express your Solidarity with Minga Nacional Campesina, Agraria, Étnica y Popular

    03 Junio 2016

    Despite the increased repression, organizations continue mobilized in different regions. In order to increase the pressure on the government, we would like to ask you to support the movement by signing the solidarity letter here

  14. A small protest sign saying 'small is beautiful, TTIP is not'

    TTIP leaks confirm civil society concerns

    02 Mayo 2016

    248 pages of leaked documents confirm concerns: In a misguided effort to conclude one of the most ambitious trade deals ever, negotiators are arguing away hard-won health, workplace, food, farming and environmental safeguards, while pushing power further from electorates, citizens and regulators, and deeper into the hands of businesses, corporations and interest groups.  

  15. The Need for Peace and Inclusion

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 Enero 2016

    The peoples of Myanmar have long desired a platform for inclusive peace and dialogue where the vital issues of politics, economics, welfare and human rights for all can be discussed together, fully and in a spirit of national reconcilitation and cooperation. Thus any initiative towards peace and dialogue is always welcome.

  16. The Moral Case Against the TPP

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    14 Octubre 2015

    The TPP doesn't just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations — just ask Pope Francis.

  17. Open Letter to the Governments of EU-CELAC

    11 Junio 2015

    Declaration of representatives of social organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean presented to the EU-CELAC summit leaders that met in Brussels on 10 and 11 June 2015.

  18. Obama’s Trip to India: Don’t Rush into a Bilateral Investment Treaty

    Sarah Anderson
    28 Octubre 2010

    The U.S. and India should not sign a treaty that will only serve the short-term interests of large corporations, and undermine the authority of governments to protect their people from financial crisis.

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    The EU-India Free Trade Agreement

    24 Agosto 2009
    Negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and India could pose serious threats to India’s development and to efforts to redress poverty and inequality.
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    UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis

    24 Junio 2009

    Spearheaded by the current President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D´Escoto Brockmann, the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development took place from June 24-26, 2009.