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Cancun We Won! - A Dossier on the WTO’s failed 5th Ministerial Conference

Cancun We Won! - A Dossier on the WTO’s failed 5th Ministerial Conference

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The World Trade Organisation (WTO) the successor to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) came into existence in January 1995 after the Uruguay Round of the GATT. Since its establishment, series of Ministerial meetings starting with Singapore (1996), Geneva (1998), Seattle (1999) and Doha (2001) have been instrumental in setting the broad agenda for the process of permanent negotiations. These negotiations sets up legally enforceable commercial rules for international trade in Goods, Agriculture, Intellectual Property and Services like health, water and education.

The fifth Ministerial meeting of WTO held in Mexican tourist destination of Cancun was the second such meeting ,after Seattle, to dramatically collapse and present the deep institutional crisis. The dossier helps a deeper and more informed civil society engagement on issues for trade negotiations and their implications on democracy , peoples participation in Development and the accountability of governments to its people. It highlights also the rise of global civil society solidarity and campaign against unilateral and neo-colonial positions of developed countries in the North.

Publisher: Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS)
Contact: info@equitabletourism.org , +91.80.25457607
Visit: www.equitabletourism.org, http://www.equitabletourism.org/stage/readfull.php?AID=759

Keywords: World Trade Organisation, WTO, General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, GATT, General Agreement on Trade in Services, GATS, Cancun, Globalisation, Tourism, EQUATIONS
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) the successor to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) came into existence in January 1995 after the Uruguay Round of the GATT. Since its establishment, series of Ministerial meetings starting with Singapore (1996), Geneva (1998), Seattle (1999) and Doha (2001) have been instrumental in setting the broad agenda for the process of permanent negotiations. These negotiations sets up legally enforceable commercial rules for international trade in Goods, Agriculture, Intellectual Property and Services like health, water and education.

The fifth Ministerial meeting of WTO held in Mexican tourist destination of Cancun was the second such meeting ,after Seattle, to dramatically collapse and present the deep institutional crisis. The dossier helps a deeper and more informed civil society engagement on issues for trade negotiations and their implications on democracy , peoples participation in Development and the accountability of governments to its people. It highlights also the rise of global civil society solidarity and campaign against unilateral and neo-colonial positions of developed countries in the North.

Publisher: Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS)
Contact: info@equitabletourism.org , +91.80.25457607
Visit: www.equitabletourism.org, http://www.equitabletourism.org/stage/readfull.php?AID=759

Keywords: World Trade Organisation, WTO, General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, GATT, General Agreement on Trade in Services, GATS, Cancun, Globalisation, Tourism, EQUATIONS

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Published by: Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS) on Apr 26, 2010
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