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G4 process is undemocratic, No WTO deal in Potsdam!

20.06.2007: WEED signs NGO-statement on G4-meeting in Potsdam

Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.

WTO tradition indicates that if they are successful, they will attempt to present this deal as a fait accompli that other countries must accept if the multilateral trading system is to survive. In practice, this would mean that many smaller developing countries (the majority of the WTO’s members), that have been excluded from these negotiations, could be forced into accepting a deal that could wreak havoc on their economies and the environment and undermine their democracies. In particular, the livelihoods of millions of farmers worldwide are at stake.

Such a process would be totally untransparent and undemocratic. We demand an immediate stop to the G4 meeting and the start of an open and transparent assessment of the impacts of WTO Agreements on people’s livelihoods and the environment.

Signatories (in alphabetical order)

  • Action Aid International
  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (International Organization)
  • Alliance of Progressive Labor, Philippines
  • Andean Coordination of Indigenous Organizations, Latin America
  • Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Lebanon
  • ATTAC Austria
  • ATTAC France
  • ATTAC Hungary
  • ATTAC Japan
  • ATTAC Norway
  • ATTAC Sweden
  • ATTAC Switzerland
  • Austrian Community of Interest for Emancipatory Global Education, Austria
  • Blue Planet Project, Canada
  • Both ENDS, the Netherlands
  • Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples (REBRIP), Brazil
  • Camille Chalmers – PAPDA, Haiti
  • Campaign for the Welfare State, Norway
  • Caribbean Assembly of Peoples, Caribbean
  • Center for Human Rights in Tepeyac, Istmo de Tehuantepec, Mexico
  • Center for Encounter and Active Non-Violence, Austria
  • Centre for Indigenous Peoples of Indus, Pakistan
  • Consumer Rights Forum, Pakistan
  • Consumers Association of Penang, Malaysia
  • Ecologists in Action, Spain
  • Economic Justice and Development Organization, Pakistan
  • Focus on the Global South (International Organization)
  • Foundation for Gaia, UK
  • Friends of the Earth International (International Organization)
  • Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Friends of the Earth Malaysia
  • Global Forest Coalition (International Organization)
  • Global Women March, Peru
  • Global Network Asia (trade union and NGO alliance on globalization).
  • Greenpeace (International Organization)
  • Group on Gender and Economy, Peru
  • Hemispheric Social Alliance, Latin America
  • Holistic Understanding for Justified Research and Action, Pakistan
  • Humanitarian Group for Social Development, Lebanon
  • In Service of Peace and Justice, Paraguay
  • Initiative Colibri, Germany
  • Insan Foundation, Pakistan
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), U.S.
  • Institute for Global Justice, Indonesia
  • International Gender and Trade Network
  • Kilusang Mangingisda (Fisherpeoples Organization), Philippines
  • Korea Labour and Society Institute, Korea
  • Latin American Association of Micro, Small and Médium Enterprises, Mexico
  • Mesa Global, Guatemala
  • Mexican Action Network Against Free Trade (RMALC), Mexico
  • Millennium Solidarity, Switzerland
  • Network of Women Transforming the Economy, Latin America
  • NOAH - Friends of the Earth, Denmark
  • Oakland Institute, USA
  • Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization, Pakistan
  • Polaris Institute, Canada
  • Public Services International
  • Québec Federation of Professors, Canada
  • SEATINI Geneva, Swizterland
  • Shout of the Excluded, Latin America
  • Solidarité, France
  • Stop the New Round Coalition, Philippines
  • Transnational Institute
  • Via Campesina, International
  • War on Want, UK
  • Who Owes Who Campaign, Spain
  • WIDE, Europe
  • World Economy, Ecology & Development (WEED), Germany
  • X minus Y Solidarity Fund, the Netherlands