Civil society and peoples’ organizations in Manila denounce the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as it holds its annual governors’ meeting on May 3-6. ADB’s policies, the groups said, would facilitate corporate capture of wealth and resources, further drive poverty and inequality.
Various civil society groups and movements in the Philippines came together for a public forum titled “Day of Action against RCEP” held in time for the RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Manila happening from Sept 5 to 11. #NoRCEP
Amid growing opposition against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), civil society groups in the Philippines and across Asia Pacific held actions and demonstrations to protest the regional trade deal currently under negotiation between 16 participating countries. From May 2-12, RCEP trade negotiators gathered at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila for the 18th round of negotiations as CSOs conducted parallel activities dubbed as a #NoRCEP week of action.
MANILA—As leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gather in Manila, Philippines for the 30th ASEAN summit and concurrently the 18th round of RCEP negotiations [READ MORE]
Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.
A planned ministerial meeting for countries involved in negotiating a plurilateral services trade agreement has been called off, sources confirmed, with negotiators and ambassadors to meet instead in [READ MORE]
Belgium has reached an agreement with its regional powers to back a landmark free trade deal between the EU and Canada.
China will seek support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade area at a regional summit in Peru later this month, Chinese officials said on Thursday, after Donald Trump’s U.S. election win dashed hopes for a U.S.-led free trade pact.