To Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO):

As 34 organizations of civil society from over 100 countries of the global North and South, as consumer groups, environmentalists, trade unions, farmers, and other development advocates, we are writing regarding the wrong direction of the current WTO talks, and to urge you to substantially turnaround the negotiations in advance of the December Ministerial in Nairobi. Global trade policy must be evaluated by whether it contributes to global goals such as food security and food sovereignty, sustainable development, environmental conservation, financial stability, expanded access to quality public services, the creation of good jobs, and the reduction of poverty and inequality. Now after 20 years of experience with the WTO and its corporate-led model of globalization, it is clear that this particular model of trade has failed workers, farmers, the poor, and the environment, while facilitating the vast enrichment of a privileged few. Since its mandate is to further liberalization and increase trade, rather than ensuring that trade can be an engine of development and the other goals stated above, it is the wrong institution for governing the global trade system. Unfortunately, some members are seeking to further the failed model and even expand it; thus it is urgent to reverse this direction. The transformation of the system, starting with the amelioration of the worst rules, must be prioritized.

It is well known that most developing countries realized that the conclusions of the Uruguay Round created a set of agreements in the WTO that left them at a disadvantage in the global trade system. Since that time, they have circulated proposals to ameliorate the worst of those imbalances through what came to be known as the “Implementation Agenda.” Developing countries did not want a new round of “market access” negotiations launched, which is a position with which civil society concurs. When developing countries agreed to launch a new round in 2001, it was with the specific promise – and mandate – that the round would focus on development issues, which included correcting the existing problems and imbalances in the WTO, with a particular focus on improving the extremely unbalanced agriculture rules. Unfortunately, since then, some developed countries have insisted again and again on relegating the development agenda to the background, while insisting that their “market access” issues rise to the top priority in the negotiations. Thus, nearly 14 years after the launch of the Doha Round, the development issues which members agreed to prioritize still remain unresolved within the WTO. At this time, this imbalance in the negotiations can no longer remain status quo.

Wrong Agenda: Further Liberalization of Services and Goods and New Corporate Wish Lists

Negotiations to further liberalize “trade in services” through the expansion of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) must be immediately halted. Strong public oversight over both public and private services is crucial for democracy, the public interest and development, as well as for the orderly functioning of the services market. The deregulation of the financial sector which was encouraged in part through 1990s–era rules of GATS led to the recent global financial crisis and the ensuing worldwide wave of recessions. In addition, we particularly oppose the inclusion of any public services such as health care and insurance, water and energy provision, postal distribution, education, public transportation, sanitation, and others that must be operated as accessible, quality public services in the public interest. Before any further services negotiations are discussed, proper assessments of the potential implications for consumers, workers, and the public interest must be undertaken, particularly as they relate to the future development of services for developing countries. For these and other reasons, detailed in a September 16, 2013 letter endorsed by 345 global civil society organizations, we oppose the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) pluri-lateral and also the potential expansion of GATS within the WTO.

For similar reasons we oppose the continuation of negotiations to further liberalize trade in goods through the Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) pillar. In the negotiations, sectors are being targeted which are of particular interest to developed country corporations, rather than with a focus on export opportunities for developing countries. This would jeopardize job growth and the fomenting of industrial development, particularly in developing countries. The structural transformation that is required for many African countries and LDCs to create jobs and alleviate poverty – key aspects of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals – requires the protection of infant industries, the promotion of added-value exports, technology transfer, and other tools that were used by every developed country on their path to development. In addition, the global jobs crisis in which tens of millions of people remain unemployed cannot be resolved with more liberalization of trade in goods.

Any future negotiations on trade in goods – including those in the NAMA negotiations but also in the proposed pluri-laterals including the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA-II) and the negotiations on Environmental Goods – must focus on job creation and the Decent Work agenda developed by the International Labor Organization working in conjunction with the global labor movement, rather than on the narrow agenda of reducing corporate taxes. Expansion of the ITA, and the ITA itself, through setting zero tariff targets for industrial products is contradictory to the nature of policy space required to use tariff policy as a tool to advance industrial development and structural transformation of poor economies. Any discussions in regard to non-agricultural market access should focus on enabling the process of industrial development including through reviewing and enhancing flexibilities available to developing countries and through fulfilling the Special and Differential Treatment principle, such as providing essential flexibilities under the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) that would allow developing countries to use policy tools important for industrial development.

We also alert members that we are strenuously opposed to the inclusion of these “new issues” in a fundamentally flawed WTO that has yet to deal with the foundational flaws of the existing rules. We also understand that there is a pernicious desire on behalf of some developed members of the WTO, to set aside permanently the entire development mandate of the Doha Round, and to replace it with another agenda of issues that would further the profit interests of their corporations. These issues that have been strongly rejected by developing countries in the past, including investment, government procurement, and transparency (the so-called “Singapore issues.”) They also include negotiations on e-commerce (which would expand corporate dominance of Internet governance and erode digital privacy and other digital rights); disciplining state-owned industries; and negotiations on environmental goods and services (which simply appropriate the positive connotations of the “environmental” moniker to further liberalization). While there are many aspects of the Doha Round to which we are opposed, failing to fulfill the development aspects while replacing that mandate with a new mandate that focuses solely on the wrong issues is the opposite agenda of what needs to be prioritized in global trade.

And as we have previously argued, development must come before binding commitments on Trade Facilitation. We also understand that WTO members are being pressured to file their ratifications of the Protocol of Implementation for the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). We reiterate our general opposition to the TFA, as we detailed in a letter from global civil society on June 6, 2013, particularly because the TFA carries significant implications at each of the regulatory, institutional, and legislative fronts, would require short-term and recurring long-term costs, and is likely to increase imports in some sectors while not contributing to building the productive and trade capacities of our country. Thus we continue to urge developing countries to delay ratification, and to file only minimal Category A (binding) commitments.

The Right Agenda: Agricultural Transformation and Special and Differential Treatment

Instead, developing countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have made concrete proposals regarding the development mandate, including implementation issues, strengthening and operationalizing Special and Differential Treatment (SDT), agricultural reform, and LDCs issues, and it is these issues which must be re-prioritized as the agenda rather than discussing more “market access” for developed country corporations.

 

Along with the SDT agenda, members must urgently begin negotiations to change the current rules on trade in agriculture, and in particular to address long-standing concerns about the existing trade-distorting subsidies that developed countries agreed years ago to curtail or eliminate. It is outrageous that developed, but not developing, countries are allowed extensive levels of export subsidies as well as trade-distorting domestic support, and these damaging subsidies on exported agricultural exports must be urgently terminated; countries should not be permitted in the WTO to damage each other’s markets. Likewise, if there are any future negotiations on market access in agriculture, developing countries must be allowed to protect their domestic production; they must have recourse to a full range of self-designated Special Products and an effective and workable Special Safeguard Mechanism, in the event that their markets experience damaging import surges.

On a parallel track, we urge members to immediately agree to a permanent solution on food security, by allowing public stockholding programs for resource-poor farmers to be allowed in the “Green Box.” WTO members must move beyond the outrageous blockage by the United States of the proposal to allow the developing countries to engage in public stockholding programs to support impoverished agricultural producers as well as ensure food security for their hungry populations. Members must urgently agree to remove this WTO obstacle to the Right to Food.

In conclusion, any future trade negotiations must focus on the urgent development needs of countries for global trade rules that facilitate rather than hinder development, including the transformation of existing rules on agriculture (including a permanent solution on food security), and the prioritization of Special and Differential Treatment, implementation proposals, and the LDC proposals; and must put aside the “market access” agenda of GATS and NAMA expansion – as well as other developed country corporate agendas. Many of the specific changes that are urgently required of the global trade system are detailed in the WTO Turnaround statement of the global Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network endorsed by civil society around the world. The first WTO Ministerial in Africa will not be a “success” if it furthers policies that are against the interests of African, LDC, and other developing country development. For Nairobi to be a “success” it must deliver on development and turn around the WTO.

Sincerely,

Signatories as of July 14, 2015:

International Organizations and Networks
1 ACP Civil Society Forum The Forum is a coalition of 80 not-for-profit organisations working on issues relating to ACP-EU development cooperation. It seeks to cater for the diverse range civil society development issues within the wide geographic coverage of the ACP group.
2 Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment, and Diversity Europe (ASEED Europe) ASEED Europe is an international campaigning organisation, giving importance to involving youth in direct democracy activities. It targets the structural causes of environmental destruction and social injustice.
3 ActionAid International ActionAid International is an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.
4 Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) The AFSA is a Pan African platform comprising networks and farmer organizations working in Africa. The Core purpose of AFSA is to influence policies and to promote African solutions for food sovereignty.
5 Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) ANND is a regional network, working in 12 Arab countries with seven national networks (with an extended membership of 200 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
6 Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) AMRC is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) which focuses on Asian labour concerns, and its mission has developed over the years. AMRC works to support a democratic and independent labour movement in Asia, promoting the respect of labour rights, gender equality, and active workers’ participation in work-related issues.
7 Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) APRN is a network of research 53 NGOs from 19 countries in Asia Pacific.
8 Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) APC is a regional network of peasants, agricultural workers, dalits, pastoralist, indigenous peoples, peasant women and rural youth representing more than 15 million members coming from 34 organizations in 9 countries in Asia. The APC advocates for genuine agrarian reform and food sovereignty.
9 Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.
10 Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) The CPDC is a coalition of Caribbean non-governmental organizations. It was established in 1991 to sensitize NGOs and the general public on key policy issues and to impact policy makers on decisions which put the interests of Caribbean people at the center of the Caribbean development strategy.
11 Consejo Sindical Unitario de Amèrica Central y el Caribe (CSU) El Consejo Sindical Unitario (CSU) es una instancia que integra políticas, esfuerzos y voluntades de organizaciones sindicales de nivel superior de todos los países de América Central, México y el Caribe que por varios años han venido coordinando esfuerzos y tomando acuerdos de unidad de acción y programática.
12 Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) DAWN is a network of feminist scholars, researchers and activists from the economic South working for economic and gender justice and sustainable and democratic development.
13 Friends of the Earth Internationl (FoEI) World’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 75 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, FoEI campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
14 Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) GCAP is the world`s largest civil society movement calling for an end to poverty & inequality.
15 Health Innovation in Practice (HIP) HIP is dedicated to the promotion and utilisation of innovation with a public health perspective. It works glocally – at the interface between global and national levels – to enhance countries’ understanding and participation in international debates and decision-making processes for innovation in the health field.
16 IBON International IBON strengthens links between local campaigns and advocacies to international initiatives.
17 International Code Documentation Centre (ICDC) ICDC works for better child health and nutrition through the elimination of irresponsible marketing of infant foods. It offers legal drafting and monitoring expertise to developing countries with the purpose to implement and enforce the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
18 International Grail Justice and Trade Agreements Network A coalition of groups working for peace and justice in 20 countries worldwide.
19 International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) ILRF works with trade unions, faith-based organizations, and community groups to support workers and their families. ILRF is dedicated to achieving dignity and justice for workers worldwide.
20 International Trade Union Organisation of the African Region (ITUC-Africa) ITUC-Africa is a pan-African trade union organisation created in November 2007 following the merger of two former African trade union organisations, namely ICFTU-Afro and DOAWTU. ITUC-Africa has 16 million declared members and 103 affiliated trade union centres in 51 African countries.
21 International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) "ITF is a global union federation comprised of 700 unions representing over 4.5 million transport workers from some 150 countries around the world."
22 International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) The IUF is currently composed of 385 trade unions in 123 countries representing a combined representational membership of over 12 million workers (including a financial membership of 2.6 million).
23 Justicia Alimentaria Global – VSF / Global Food Justice Global Food Justice is an association of people who believe in the need to change the current food system that oppresses and expels rural communities and destroys the environment; working under the paradigm of the Food Sovereignty. Global Food Justice work at the regional level in Latin America, Africa and Europe.
24 LDC Watch LDC Watch is a global alliance of national, regional and international civil society organisations (CSOs), networks and movements based in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
25 Medical Mission Sisters The Medical Mission Sisters are a congregation of women in the Roman Catholic Church founded in 1925 and dedicated to providing the poor of the world better access to health care.
26 Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4) Un movimiento trasnacional con miembros en México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica y Panamá.
27 Organisation pour la Communication en Afrique et la Promotion de la Coopération Economique Internationale (OCAPROCE) L’OCAPROCE s'est fixé pour mission principale de servir la mise en œuvre des Droits Economiques Sociaux et Culturels des femmes, des droits des enfants et des jeunes défavorisés en Afrique, ainsi que d’encourager et soutenir la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement des Nations Unies (ONU).
28 Oxfam International Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.
29 Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG) The Pacific Network on Globalisation is a regional network focused on promoting economic self-determination and justice in the Pacific Islands.
30 People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty is a growing network of various grassroots groups of small food producers particularly of peasant-farmer organizations and their support NGOs, working towards a People's Convention on Food Sovereignty.
31 Plataforma Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Desarrollo (PIDHDD) Organización de derechos humanos de carácter regional con presencia en América Latina y el Caribe, a través de 15 Capítulos Nacionales, cuyas prioridades son los DESCA, los procesos de integración, la ciudadanía sudamericana, el poder corporativo y los derechos humanos, y las obligaciones extraterritoriales, entre otros ámbitos.
32 Public Services International (PSI) Public Services International (PSI) is a global trade union federation dedicated to promoting quality public services in every part of the world. PSI brings together more than 20 million workers, represented by 650 unions in 150 countries and territories.
33 Red Latinoamericana sobre Deuda, Desarrollo y Derechos (LATINDADD) La LATINDADD está integrada por instituciones, equipos y campañas de países latinoamericanos que trabajan por la solución de los problemas derivados de la crisis sistémica y para crear condiciones que permitan el establecimiento de una economía al servicio de la gente, en la que los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales se hagan vigentes.
34 Society for International Development (SID) SID is an international network of individuals and organizations founded in 1957 to promote social justice and foster democratic participation in the development process.
35 South Asia Peace Alliance(SAPA) South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA) came into existence in 2006 to demystify and reinforce the value of nonviolence by addressing structural and other forms of violence that affect a large number of marginalized people across the South Asian region.
36 Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) SATUCC is a regional trade union organization representing 21 national trade union federations in 14 Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries with a combined membership of about 6 million working men and women. SATUCC aims to unite working people and the poor and voiceless in the struggle to free Southern Africa from exploitation, injustice and oppression through providing a dynamic, inclusive and sustainable platform to influence regional policy in favour of the working populations and the poor.
37 The Rules The Rules is a worldwide network of activists, artists, writers, farmers, peasants, students, workers, designers, hackers, spiritualists and dreamers, linking up, pushing the global narrative in a new direction.
38 The Southern Africa Development Community Council of Non Governmental Organisations (SADC-CNGO) SADC-CNGO is an independent apex organisation of umbrella NGO formations in all the 15 SADC Member States. The SADC-CNGO was formed in 1998 to facilitate meaningful engagement of the people of the region with SADC Secretariat at regional level, and with the Member States at national level through national NGO umbrella bodies.
39 Third World Network (TWN) TWN is an independent non-profit international network of organisations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, developing countries and North-South affairs.
40 WIDE+ WIDE+ is a European network on trade, development and gender justice with feminist experts, women's human rights and development associations across Europe.

 

National Organizations Country
41 Fórum das Organizações Não Governamentais Angolanas (FONGA) Angola
42 Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Centre (GARDC) Antigua and Barbuda
43 Federación Argentina de Empleados de Comercio y Servicios (FAECYS) Argentina
44 Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos (MTE) Argentina
45 Confederación de Trabajadores de la Economía Popular (CTEP) Argentina
46 Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Economía Popular (CLEP) Argentina
47 Foro Ciudadano de Participación por la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos FOCO de Argentina (FOCO) Argentina
48 Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) Australia
49 Communication Workers Union (CWU) Australia
50 Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace Australia
51 AID/WATCH Australia
52 New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) Australia
53 Informationsgruppe Lateinamerika (IGLA) Austria
54 Finance & Trade Watch Austria
55 Civil Society Bahamas Bahamas
56 Bahrain Transparency Society (BTS) Bahrain
57 EquityBD Bangladesh
58 Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST) Bangladesh
59 Bangladesh Krishok Federation Bangladesh
60 Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE) Bangladesh
61 VOICE Bangladesh
62 Karmojibi Nari (KN) Bangladesh
63 Initiative for Right View (IRV) Bangladesh
64 Bangladesh agricultural labour federation Bangladesh
65 Barbados Association of Non Governmental Organizations Barbados
66 11.11.11 Belgium
67 Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology Belize
68 Afrique Performance (AFRIPERF) Benin
69 Groupe de Recherche et d'Action pour la Promotion de l'Agriculture et du Développement (GRAPAD) Benin Republic
70 Botswana Council of Non Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) Botswana
71 Rede Brasileira Pela Integração dos Povos (REBRIP) Brazil
72 Instituto Justiça Fiscal Brazil
73 Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos Brazil
74 Federação dos Trabalhadores na Administração e do Serviço Público Municipal no Estado de São Paulo (FETAM) Brazil
75 Cadre de concertation des OSC pour le suivi du CSLP (CdC/CSLP) Burkina Faso
76 Civil Society Organization Network for Development (RESOCIDE) Burkina Faso
77 Action Développement et Intégration Régionale (ADIR) Burundi
78 Forum des Organisations de Producteurs Agricoles du Burundi (FOPABU) Burundi
79 Save the Earth Cambodia Cambodia
80 Independent Civil-Servant Association Cambodia
81 Save the Earth Cambodia
82 Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN) Cameroon
83 Conseil des ONG Agrees du Cameroun (CONGAC) Cameroon
84 Association of Canadian Financial Officers Canada
85 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) / Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique Canada
86 National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) Canada
87 Trade Justice Network Canada
88 Council of Canadians Canada
89 Association Commerciale, Agricole, Industriel et du Service (ACAISA) Cape Verde
90 Conseil Inter ONG En Centrafrique (CIONGCA) Central African Republic
91 Centre d’Information et de Liaison des ONG (CILONG) Chad
92 AMASOT (Association pour le Marketing Social au Tchad) Chad
93 Políticas Farmacéuticas Chile
94 Centro de Estudios Nueva Gaceta Colombia
95 Asociación de Servidores Públicos Departamentales y Municipales de Antoquia, ADEA Colombia
96 Federación de Vocales de Región Centro y Distrito Capital de Colombia Colombia
97 Unión de Sindicatos de EMCALI (USE) Colombia
98 Sintracuavalle Colombia
99 Conseil de Concertation des ONGs de Développement (CCOD) Congo
100 Recherche et Action pour un Développement Multisectoriel(RADEM) Congo (DRC)
101 Ligue Pour le Droit de la Femme Congo (DRC)
102 Cook Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (CIANGO) Cook Islands
103 Asociación Nacional de Profesionales en Enfermería (ANPE) Costa Rica
104 Comisión Nacional de Enlace (CNE) Costa Rica
105 Forum National Dette et Pauvreté de Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
106 Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País Cuba
107 la Red En defensa de la humanidad Cuba
108 Ecumenical Academy Czech Republic
109 Conseil National des ONG de Développement (CNONGD) D.R. Congo
110 National Council of Dominican Women Dominica
111 Kalingo Carib Council Dominica
112 Confederación Nacional de Unidad Sindical (CNUS) Dominican Republic
113 Alianza ONG Dominican Republic
114 Fundacion etnica integral de la Republica Dominicana Dominican Republic
115 Ecuador Decide Ecuador
116 Centro de Documentación en Derechos Humanos “Segundo Montes Mozo S.J.” (CSMM) Ecuador
117 Red De Ambientalistas Comunitarios De El Salvador (RACDES) El Salvador
118 National Justice & Peace Network (NJPN) England & Wales
119 Forum des ONG pour le Développement Durable (FONGDD) Eq. Guinea
120 Cotonou Task Force Ethiopia
121 Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia (PANE) Ethiopia
122 Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education & Advocacy (ECREA) Fiji
123 Concertation Nationale Des Organisations paysannes et des Producteurs (CNOP) Gabon
124 Worldview Gambia
125 World Economy, Ecology & Development (WEED) Germany
126 Agricultural Workers Union of TUC Ghana
127 EKPIZO Greece
128 Naturefriends Greece
129 Inter Agency Group of Development Organizations (IAGDO) Grenada
130 Federation de Femmes Enterpreneurs et Affairs de la CEDEAO (FEFA) Guinea
131 Centre du Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE) Guinea
132 Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa (INEI) Guinea-Bissau
133 Women Across Differences (WAD) Guyana
134 Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (PAPDA) Haiti
135 Programme de Plaidoyer Pour une Intégration Alternative (PPIA) Haïti
136 Organizacion Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH) Honduras
137 Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) Honduras
138 Bharatiya Krishak Samaj (BKS) India
139 All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) India
140 Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) India
141 Socialist Party India
142 Asha Parivar India
143 Citizen News Service (CNS) India
144 Right to Food Campaign India
145 Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) India
146 Swadeshi Andolan India
147 Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab India
148 Sunray Harvesters India
149 Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) India
150 Tamil Nadu Organic Farmers Federation India
151 Initiative for Health & Equity in Society India
152 Diverse Women for Diversity India
153 Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) India
154 National Center For Labour (NCL) India
155 National Agricultural Workers Forum (NAWF) India
156 Telengana Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (TVVU) India
157 Andhra Pradesh Sampradaya Matyakarula Union India
158 Tamil Nadu Women's Forum (TNWF) India
159 Tamil Nadu Dalit Women's Movement (TNDWM) India
160 Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) India
161 ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA) India
162 Gene Campaign India
163 Shetkari Sanghatana Paik India
164 Public Awareness on GM food India
165 National Working Group on Patent Law and WTO issues India
166 Intercultural Resources India
167 National Campaign Committee for Rural Workers India
168 Hazards Centre India
169 All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) India
170 Chetana Society India
171 Resistance and Alternatives to Globalization (RAG) Indonesia
172 Berdikari Institute Indonesia
173 Gabungan Serikat Buruh Indonesia (GSBI) / (Federation of Indonesian Trade Union) Indonesia
174 Confederation of Indonesian People's Movement (KPRI) Indonesia
175 Galway One World Centre Ireland
176 Fairwatch Italy
177 Istituto per il Mediterraneo (IMED) Italy
178 Alliance Pour la Reconstruction et le Developpement Post-Conflit (ARDPC) Ivory Coast
179 GROOTS Jamaica Jamaica
180 Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Mona Unit Jamaica
181 Globalization Watch Hiroshima Japan
182 AM Net Japan
183 Lawyers for Defending Human Right Society Jordan
184 Econews Africa Kenya
185 Action Green for Trade and Sustainable Development (AGTSD) Kenya
186 Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KHRC) Kenya
187 Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) Kenya
188 Pan-African Baraza Kenya
189 Action for Change and Progress (AFCAPO) Kenya
190 Workers Rights Watch Kenya
191 Bunge La Mwananchi (Parliament of the People) Social Movement Kenya
192 Social Democratic Party Kenya
193 The Dockworkers Union Kenya
194 Kenya Debt Relief Network (KENDREN) Kenya
195 National Council of NGOs Kenya
196 Smallholder Farmers Association (SFA) Kenya
197 Rural Projects Support Facility Kenya
198 Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum (KESSFF) Kenya
199 Organic Consumers Alliance(OCA) Kenya
200 Kenya Food Sovereignty Kenya
201 Kiribati Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (KANGO) Kiribati
202 Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN) Lesotho
203 West African Women Association (WAWA) Liberia
204 Plate-Forme Nationale des Organisations de la Societe Civile de Madagascar Madagascar
205 Réseau des jeunes pour les OMD Madagascar Madagascar
206 Malawi Economic Justice Network Malawi
207 Monitoring Sustainability of GlobalizatioN (MSN) Malaysia
208 Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) Malaysia
209 Sahabat Alam Malaysia or Friends of the Earth Malaysia (SAM) Malaysia
210 Appui Solidaire Pour Le Renforcement De L 'Aide Au Developpement (ASRAD) Mali
211 Foundation pour le Developpment au Sahel (FDS) Mali
212 Sahel Afrique Mali
213 Marshall Islands Council of NGOs (MICNGOS) Marshall Islands
214 Association pour le développement et de la promotion des droits humains (ADPDH) Mauritania
215 Mauritius Council of Social Service (MACOSS) Mauritius
216 Mauritius Trade Union Congress Mauritius
217 Migration and Sustainable Development Alliance Mauritius
218 Federation of Democratic Labour Unions Mauritius
219 Procesos Integrales para la Autogestión delos Pueblos (PIAP) Mexico
220 Otros Mundos Mexico
221 Asociación Nacional de Empresas Comercializadoras de Productores del Campo (ANEC) Mexico
222 La Unión Popular Valle Gómez Mexico
223 Red Mexicana de Afectados por la Minería (REMA) Mexico
224 Red Nacional Género y Economía (REDGE) Mexico
225 Asociación Nacional De Industriales De Transformación, A. C. (ANIT) Mexico
226 Centro de Estudios Sociales y Culturales Antonio de Montesinos (CAM) Mexico
227 Grupo Tacuba Mexico
228 Comité de Derechos Humanos de Base de Chiapas Digna Ochoa Mexico
229 Asesoría e Investigación México
230 FSM Alliance of NGOs (FANGO) Micronesia
231 Réseau Marocain de Défense des Biens Publics (RMDBP) Morocco
232 Réseau Euromed Maroc des ONG Morocco
233 National Forum for Mozambiquan NGOs and CBOs (TEIA) Mozambique
234 MuGeDe - Women, Gender & Development Mozambique
235 Mozambican Rural Women Movement Mozambique
236 Namibia Non-Governmental Organisations Forum Trust Namibia
237 Nauru Island Association of NGOs (NIANGO) Nauru
238 All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPFa) Nepal
239 Platform Aarde Boer Consument Netherlands
240 Both ENDS Netherlands
241 Wemos Foundation Netherlands
242 Association Nigérienne des Scouts de l'Environnement (ANSEN Niger) Niger
243 Reseau des ONGs de Developpement et Associations de Defense des Droits de L'Homme et de la Democa tie (RODADDHD) Niger
244 l'ONG GOULBI Niger
245 Labour,Health and Human Rights Development Centre (LHAHRDEV) Nigeria
246 National Association Of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) Nigeria
247 NGO Coalition for Environment (NGOCE) Nigeria
248 Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research Nigeria
249 Niue Island (Umbrella) Association of NGOs (NIUANGO) Niue
250 The Development Fund Norway
251 Institute for Development Initiatives (IDI) Pakistan
252 NOOR PAKISTAN Pakistan
253 Dharti Development Foundation Sindh Pakistan
254 Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) Pakistan
255 Roots for Equity Pakistan
256 Roshni Taraqiyati Tanzeem Pakistan
257 Institute for Social and Economic Justice Pakistan (ISEJ) Pakistan
258 Peoples Common Struggle Center (PCSC) Pakistan
259 Human Unity Movement (HUM) Pakistan
260 All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers' Union (CBA) Pakistan
261 Dharti Development Foundation Pakistan
262 Colectivo Voces Ecológicas (COVEC) Panama
263 Melanesian NGO Centre for Leadership (MNCL) Papua New Guinea
264 Confederación General de Trabajadores del Perú (CGTP) Peru
265 Red Peruana por una Globalización con Equidad (RedGE) Peru
266 Federación Nacional De Trabajadores Del Agua Potable Y Alcantarillado Del Perú (FENTAP) Peru
267 Frente De Defensa Del Agua Y La Vida De Junin Peru
268 Frente De Defensa Del Agua Y La Vida De Piura Peru
269 Frente De Defensa Del Agua Y La Vida De Lambayeque Peru
270 Sindicato Único De Trabajadores De Sedapar Arequipa Peru
271 Federación Departamental De Trabajadores De Arequipa Peru
272 Frente De Defensa De Las Empresas Estratégicas Y Los Servicios Públicos Del Perú Peru
273 Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas or Peasant Movement of the Philippines (KMP) Philippines
274 Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) Philippines
275 Institute of Global Responsibility (IGR) Poland
276 Rwanda Civil Society Platform Rwanda
277 Samoa Umbrella for Non Governmental Organisation (SUNGO) Samoa
278 Forum das Ong de São Tomé e Principe (FONG-STP) Sao Tomé and Principe
279 Union Des Femmes Chefs D'entreprises Du Senegal (UFCE) Senegal
280 Association pour la Promotion de la Femme Sénégalaise (APROFES) Senegal
281 Africaine de Recherche et de Coopération pour l’Appui au Développement Endogène (ARCADE) Senegal
282 Plate-forme des acteurs non étatiques pour le suivi de l'Accord de Cotonou au Sénégal Senegal
283 Liaison Unit of the non-governmental organisations of Seychelles -(LUNGOS) Seychelles
284 Civil Society Movement of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
285 Development Service Exchange (DSE) Solomon Islands
286 Centre for Civil Society South Africa
287 Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) South Africa
288 South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) South Africa
289 South African NGO Council (SANGOCO) South Africa
290 Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ) South Korea
291 Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) South Sudan
292 ATTAC Spain
293 National Organization of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement of Sri Lanka (NAFSO) Sri Lanka
294 National Free Trade Union Sri Lanka
295 Progress Union Sri Lanka
296 Iyanola (St.Lucia) Council for the Advancement of Rastafari Incorperated (ICAR) St. Lucia
297 Windward Islands Farmers’ Association (WINFA) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
298 Stichting Projekta Suriname
299 Council for NGOs (CANGO) Swaziland
300 International-Lawyers.Org Switzerland
301 Geneva Infant Feeding Association (GIFA) Switzerland
302 Alliance Sud Switzerland
303 Berne Declaration Switzerland
304 Solidarité-Bosnie Switzerland
305 Cartel intersyndical de Genève Switzerland
306 Tanzania Trade and Economic Justice Forum (TTEJF) Tanzania
307 Governance Links Tanzania Tanzania
308 Tanzania Organization for Agricultural Development (TOfAD) Tanzania
309 Irrigation Training and Economic Empowerment Organization (IRTECO) Tanzania
310 Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD) Tanzania
311 Tanzania Association of NGOs Tanzania
312 The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste
313 WELFARE TOGO Togo
314 Groupe d'Action et de Reflexion sur l'Environnement et le Développement (GARED) Togo
315 Humanitaire Plus Togo
316 Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) Tonga
317 Grassroots Organisations of Trinidad & Tobago (GOTT) Trinidad & Tobago
318 Tuvalu Association of NGOs (TANGO) Tuvalu
319 Consumer Education Trust Uganda
320 Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) Uganda
321 Food Rights Alliance Uganda
322 The Corner House United Kingdom
323 Trade Justice Movement United Kingdom
324 Global Justice Now United Kingdom
325 Friends of the Earth United States
326 Local Futures / International Society for Ecology and Culture United States
327 Foundation Earth United States
328 Banana Link United States
329 Center for Reflection, Education and Action (CREA) United States
330 Task Force on the Americas United States
331 The Oakland Institute United States
332 OWS Special Projects Affinity Group United States
333 OWS Outreach Working Group United States
334 The TradeJustice New York Metro coalition United States
335 Just Foreign Policy United States
336 The Rules United States
337 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) United States
338 Family Farm Defenders United States
339 Vanuatu Association of NGOs (VANGO) Vanuatu
340 Center for Sustainable Community Development (S-CODE) Vietnam
341 Aljawf Women Organization for Development Yemen
342 Eastern and Southern Africa smalls-scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) Zambia
343 Zambia Council for Social Development Zambia
344 Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) Zimbabwe
345 National Association of NGOs (NANGO) Zimbabwe

 

 

[1] Originally signed by 341 organizations as on July 8, 2015