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Webinar WTO MC12: Outcomes and Implications
The outcome of the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva in June likely indicates a resurgence in the need to focus civil society and trade union efforts on the WTO.

MC12 concluded with pro-corporate, anti-worker and anti-development outcomes on all major issues of access to medicines, agriculture, fisheries subsidies, digital trade, and the future of the WTO itself.

These outcomes portend new fights on the horizon: on environmental issues in five plurilateral agreements currently under negotiations in the WTO; upcoming fights on investment and expanding the role of corporations in domestic policymaking on services; and much more.

● MC12 and WTO outcomes in context: Deborah James, Facilitator of Our World Is Not for Sale global network, USA

● Process violations and development issues: Kinda Mohamadieh, Senior Researcher & Legal Advisor, TWN, Lebanon

● Access to medicines, Covid-19, and the TRIPS waiver: Fatima Hassan, Health Justice Initiative, South Africa

● Campaigns for Covid-19 Vaccine and Treatment Equity post-TRIPS Waiver: Professor Brook K. Baker, Senior Policy Analyst Health Global Access Project

● Outcomes and prospects for workers and labor: Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels

● Agriculture and food security: Ranja Sengupta, Senior Researcher, TWN, India

● Fisheries subsidies outcomes: Adam Wolfenden, Campaigner with Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), Pacific Islands

● Way forward for Africa: rep from SEATINI Uganda

● Tax justice e-commerce: Sofia Scasserra, IMT, UNTREF, Argentina

● MC12 and the environment: Rashmi Banga, UNCTAD

● Multilateralism and corporate rule in services and investment: Jane Kelsey, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Auckland

● National campaigns: Maulana Sidik, Indonesia for Global Justice

● National campaigns: Burghard Ilge, Both Ends, Netherlands

Jul 27, 2022 01:00 PM in Brussels

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