The outcome of the 12th Ministerial Meeting (MC12) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is a big win for rich countries, but a massive defeat for the global South, explains a dossier by Focus on the Global South.
The articles in this dossier were written in the run up to the MC12. They present analyses by Focus on the Global South, social movements and civil Society Organisations on the issues at stake at MC 12, deep flaws in WTO agreements and why developing countries need to walk away from the WTO. The outcomes of MC12 further substantiate our analyses and reinforce our position that the WTO never has been and never will be an institution to enable countries of the global south to pursue their developmental needs.
Articles included in this dossier:
- PREFACE: Big Pharma and Big Tech Win at the WTO — #MC12 Fails the Global South
- The Global South in the WTO: Time to Move from the Defensive to the Offensive by Walden Bello
- WTO MC12: What’s at Stake and what lies ahead for people’s resistance by Joseph Purugganan
- Agriculture Negotiations at the WTO: No Sight of Real Solutions by Ranjini Basu and Shalmali Guttal
- REVOKE WTO TRIPS: NO COMPROMISE ON EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID 19 TREATMENT — Statement from Focus on the Global South
- DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SHOULD WALK OUT OF THE WTO MINISTERIAL – TIME TO START PROCESS OF DISMANTLING THE WTO — Press Release from Focus on the Global South
- Governments Must Break Big Pharma-WTO Stranglehold on Access to Medicine by Taking Immediate Action to Prioritize Human Lives Over Pharmaceutical Monopolies — Joint Statement
- PROPOSED WTO AGREEMENT ON FISHERIES IS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF INDIA AND FISHING COMMUNITIES — Urgent Letter from the National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) of India
- OPEN LETTER: CONCERNED CIVIL SOCIETY SUBMISSION ON AGRICULTURE RELATED ISSUES AT WTO MC12 — Open Letter from Thailand’s Civil Society Organisations
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