TWN Info Service

Is “gender” a Trojan horse to introduce new issues at WTO?


A “Joint Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment” co-sponsored by Iceland and Sierra Leone is estimated to have already received the backing of more than one-third of the World Trade Organization (WTO) members and might get official approval during the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Confere

PR disaster for MC11, as host denies accreditation to many NGOs


With just 10 days for the WTO Ministerial Conference to convene in Buenos Aires, the Argentine hosts have created a public relations disaster for the WTO, by taking the unprecedented step of denying accreditation (and entry into Argentina) for about 63 persons from some 20 civil society organisat

WTO MC10 going down to wire, US intransigent

TWN Info Service on Trade, Agriculture and UN Sust Dev. Dec15/03

The World Trade Organization's tenth ministerial conference, scheduled to end today (December 18) is going down to the wire because of the intransigent positions adopted by the United States.

Civil society expresses shock at draft agriculture text

TWN Info Service on Trade, Agriculture and UN Sust Dev. Dec15/16

Civil society representatives present at the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC10) have expressed deep shock and disappointment over a draft text on Agriculture released in the early hours of the morning here on the third day of the Conference.

Developing countries get a jolt from WTO

TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Dec15/15

Developing countries with hundreds of millions of poor farmers on Thursday (17 December) received a jolt at the World Trade Organization's tenth ministerial conference (MC10) here when draft texts on Agriculture issued this morning ruled out any outcomes for the special safeguard mechanism (SSM)