Category Archives: WTO

Today is #InternationalMigrantsDay : Compact instead of Convention? A Collection of #MigrantsDay ressources

Today is International Migrants Day, marking the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since last year there … Continue reading

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Out Now: „More than Remittances: Resisting the Dominant Discourse and Policy Prescriptions of the Global #Migration -Development-Mantra”

An article by Nicola Piper and myself has just been published as part of a Special Issue on “Rethinking Resistance in Development Studies”. The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal for Development Studies (JEP) is to “unfold different … Continue reading

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Close, but no #IAMR – counter- #GFMD2014 event will take place in Stockholm

I just found out yesterday, but there actually will be a counter-event to the GFMD after all: It is called “Discussion/Speak Out for Development Justice and Protest Manifestation vs. Migration for Development” and will take place in Stockholm 13-15 May 2014. … Continue reading

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Out now: our comment on #WTO #MC9

The Journal Development + Cooperation has published our first comment on the negotiations and results of the 9th WTO ministerial conference. Due to the format, there was not much space to dig deeper into the Civil Society perspective (or the … Continue reading

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#WTO #MC9 negotations – failure or last minute deal? read my updates on Twitter…

I have spent most of the last days at Civil Society counter-Events to the WTO which has been very fruitful but came at a Price: there was no easily accessible Internet connection at the two venues. Thus, I am lagging behind … Continue reading

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Trying to solve the unsolvable: #WTO Negotiations at #MC9 continue

Despite previous declarations to the contrary, Ministers keep attempting to solve remaining controversies on the Bali Package at the Ministerial. WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo had warned before the Bali Meeting that the unresolved issues were too complex to find … Continue reading

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Free Download against Free Trade: Rock Music to #EndWTO

Anti-WTO protest comes in many shapes and colours – and this one in the form of a free Music download: On “Rock against the Round”, the Musicians against the WTO (MAW) Project has put their protest into music and lyrics. The … Continue reading

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#EndWTO and Peoples’ Global Camp (#PGC): Migrant protest at the #WTO in Bali

„They say WTO! We Say Hell No!” This is just one of the slogans under which civil society organisations are protesting the upcoming 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali. Migrant organizations will play a major … Continue reading

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Guest editorial: The #WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali– Will the Doha-Round overcome its impasse?

For blogpost #100 I was able to invite political scientist and WTO-expert Angela Geck (pictured) to contribute a guest editorial. Why is this contribution of high relevance for a blog on migration and development? For once, the WTO will be met by … Continue reading

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