Centre for Internet & Society

On November 21, 2017, Anubha Sinha attended a civil society workshop on "WTO-MC11 in Buenos Aires: What is at Stake for India and its People". The workshop was co-organised ​by the Third World Network, ​Focus on the Global South, ​South-Solidarity Initiative of Action Aid, ​and the Forum on FTAs ​at the Seminar Hall 1 & 2, New Block, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi.

As the   ​Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ​in Argentina ​draws near, it is important to create awareness among broad constituencies in India about the issues on the table, especially the challenges facing developing countries​. We need​ to jointly learn about the linkages between these global policy decisions ​and their grass root level impacts. The issues at stake during the forthcoming Ministerial​; agriculture domestic subsidies, ​permanent solution on public food stockholding (PDS), ​special safeguard mechanism, fisheries subsidies, and the new issues around e-commerce and investment facilitation are all of great interest to India  and its people and will ​impact a range of constituencies ​including farmers, trade unions, fisherfolk, internet and IP activists, patient groups, women and indienous communities and so on. So it is imperative that   ​all of us are involved and part of a wider consultation, so as to know   the negotiating process, what is on the table and most importantly to amplify peoples' voices both at the national and global levels.

Programme Agenda here

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