WTO/MC 10 omc 2015

VIDEO FROM WTO

Video from the MC10 closing ceremony and press conference is now available at https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/media_e/broadcast_video_e.htm.

 

the full schedule of press briefings and press conferences at  https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/mc10_e/press_conferences_e.htm

 

Closing Press Conference:19TH DEC 2015

 Amina Mohamed and Roberto AzevêdoAmphitheatre

 

 WTO MC10 – Broadcast Advisory

the full schedule of press briefings and press conferences at  https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/mc10_e/press_conferences_e.htm

WTO omc 2015

ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights for all and defeat poverty.

 

 

 

 

16th December 2015

First WTO Ministerial in Africa: ActionAid warns, “Don’t kill the consensus to use trade to support development!”

 

The stakes at this week’s World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting were escalated yesterday as the conference opened with its host, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, broaching the possibility that they may well decide to put an end to the WTO’s negotiating function altogether.

If the WTO no longer provided a forum where all nations have say in setting global trade deals, developing countries would be put at a serious disadvantage as talks would shift to regional and bilateral agreements where rich countries would have even more sway.

“Developing country governments should take this prospect as a call to action,” said Marie Clarke, Executive Director of ActionAid International USA. “They must assert their sovereignty and not be intimidated into agreeing to things that will deny their countries the benefits of world trade.”

“Three months ago the UN agreed a set of development goals, including the urgent reduction of gross inequalities and since 2001, the WTO has promised to right the imbalances in trade negotiations that have disproportionately favored developed nations.

“Giving up on the pledge the WTO made in 2001 to resolve the distortions that reinforce growing inequality between developed and developing countries would signal a radical capitulation by developing countries. It would also betray the consensus of the UN General Assembly that inequality is environmentally, economically, and politically unsustainable.”

Recent statements by negotiators appear to offer a dangerous quid pro quo: giving the US its goal of getting a raft of ‘new issues’ added to the WTO agenda in exchange for simply allowing negotiations on the Doha development agenda to continue.

Marie Clarke added: “Bringing in ‘new issues’ without resolving the development agenda risks diverting attention away from development and the unresolved inequalities in the global trading system. And without the assurances they need from the WTO development agenda, developing countries would be at an immediate disadvantage in tackling entirely new topics.

“The choice facing developing countries is between submitting to a plantation-model economy, in which rich countries make the rules, or standing firm and insisting on an equitable trade agreement that truly supports sustainable development.”

ActionAid is particularly concerned about the impact on small food producers – 2.5 billion people, or 35% of the world’s population who provide about 80% of the food we eat.

“Ethiopia today faces a food emergency involving at least eight million people. In this context it is unforgivable for the US and its allies in wealthy nations to attempt to deprive countries like Ethiopia from being able to ensure food security for their people. Developing countries must be able to create food stocks, support small producers and protect themselves from rich countries dumping products at below-market prices.”

 

 

 

 

ActionAid Responds to WTO Declaration

 

The WTO’s final declaration, which we understand the plenary has just confirmed, basically says the member governments agree to disagree on the most crucial and controversial issues.

 

Marie Clarke, Executive Director of ActionAAid US, said, “Simply noting that some governments want to continue work toward fulfilling the mandate to resolve development issues before moving on to others, while others wish to “explore new architectures,” disrespects both agreed WTO procedures and the continued needs and demands of those from poorer countries.

 

“By taking no position on the ‘Doha Development Agenda,’ we can now expect the question to be thrown to the lawyers. And we know that whoever has the most lawyers usually wins. But in either case, there has been no forward movement in Nairobi on reducing inequality between nations in global trade. The assurances that development will remain at the center of the trade agenda ring hollow given the lack of progress made on that agenda over the last 14 years.”

 

Clarke added: “Despite the fact that this same global body of nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals three months ago – one provision of which was to resolve the Doha Development Agenda – the WTO merely ‘recognized’ its role in attaining the SDGs, and even then with the caveat that it is subject to ‘the authority of the WTO Ministerial Conference.’ When even recognition of a platitude must be conditions, it does not bode well for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals or for reducing inequality between nations.

 

“The global consensus that unequal growth is not sustainable seems to have been forgotten here in Nairobi, where wealthy countries protected their interests at the expense of growth and opportunity through trade for Africa and other Least Developed Countries.”

 

 

No Declaration at WTO would be better than current draft: ActionAid

 

With WTO talks in Nairobi extended at least seven hours beyond their scheduled closing time, international organisationActionAid has criticised rich countries that have obstructed progress on issues crucial to developing countries.

 

Marie Clarke, Executive Director of ActionAid USA, is in Nairobi and said: “Extending the talks reflects the lack of progress on the big issues, which is business as usual at the WTO – a stalemate caused by the unwillingness of rich countries to negotiate in good faith. This stalemate, caused by their intense resistance to shrinking the rampant inequality that has been a constant feature of international trade,has even led some officials to suggest that the WTO might abandon negotiating altogether.”

 

“Doha Development Agenda”

 

“The fundamental political debate iswhether trade deals will continue to be negotiated in anglobal forum, or if those talks will shift towards regional treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the US has negotiated with eleven other Pacific Rim nations. Despite the never-ending deadlock at the WTO, it remains the only global forum where all countries have a say.”

 

The WTO has still not resolved development-related issues, including agriculture, as per the commitment made in 2001 initiating the Doha Development Round of negotiations. Now the rich countries are making an implicit threat that if developing countries do not add a raft of corporate-inspired proposals to the talks before resolving the development questions, they will turn their attention away from the WTO entirely.

 

Marie Clarke said: “Fourteen years later, rich countries led by the US still refuse to compromise in order to even the trade playing field.  Now, in Nairobi, the US is leading the charge to add‘new issues’ onto the agenda, while offering assurances that they will still work to resolve the agreed agenda. This, naturally, just makes poorer countries suspicious.”

 

“Developing countries fear that rich country governments want to use the “new issues” to push through measures such as special tribunals, which give corporations the right to sue governments.  This would set in stone the chronic inequality in world trade at the expense of national sovereignty.”

 

Reacting to her own government’s interventions in Nairobi, Clarke said, “I am disappointed by the disingenuous plenary address by US Trade Representative Michael Froman, accusing developing countries of ‘cynical repetition of positions designed to produce deadlock.’ In fact, it is the US’s refusal to follow through on the agenda it committed to that is keeping developing countries from achieving their potential.”

 

Food aid

 

The draft text paves the way for the US and other food aid providers to dump cheap goods in local markets while allowing aid organizations to sell food produced in developed countries in developing markets to fund their programs. This section of the agreement shows the US government’s influence on the text, as the majority of the food aid text mirrors the US proposal.

 

Regarding food aid provisions, Clarke said, “Given the food emergency in neighboring Ethiopia, the draft text on food aid is unconscionable. In 2005 the WTO committed to a ‘safe box’ for emergency aid to ensure that there are no unnecessary impediments to responding to food crises, but this draft text betrays that pledge and would  put hundreds of thousands of people at risk.”

 

“If the final text does not distinguish emergency aid from food aid more broadly, it will lead to  dumping cheap food into local markets, destroying the livelihoods of local African farmers – the very people that feed the continent.”

 

Cotton

 

Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Benin, with many farmers who depend on cotton for their livelihoods, have for many years been arguing against US subsidies to its industrial cotton farmers. US cotton is made cheaper than cotton from West Africa, undercutting income by many millions, but no progress has been made on this issue at the Nairobi talks.

 

Marie Clarke said: “The unfair subsidies given by the US to a relatively small number of cotton farmers have pushed desperately poor familiesin other parts of the world into deep poverty. New laws in the US would even remove the few restrictions on these subsidies. It is a moral outrage that the world’s richest country will continue to sacrifice African farmers for the sake of a relatively small number of wealthy cotton farmers. This is the very essence of the gross inequality that has come to define the global economy.”

 

 

 

WTO.omc ACTION AID

Subject:   ActionAid response to WTO declaration

 

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19th December 2015

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The WTO’s final declaration, which we understand the plenary has just confirmed, basically says the member governments agree to disagree on the most crucial and controversial issues.

Marie Clarke, Executive Director of ActionAid USA, said, “Simply noting that some governments want to continue work toward fulfilling the mandate to resolve development issues before moving on to others, while others wish to “explore new architectures,” disrespects both agreed WTO procedures and the continued needs and demands of those from poorer countries.

“By taking no position on the ‘Doha Development Agenda,’ we can now expect the question to be thrown to the lawyers. And we know that whoever has the most lawyers usually wins. But in either case, there has been no forward movement in Nairobi on reducing inequality between nations in global trade. The assurances that development will remain at the center of the trade agenda ring hollow given the lack of progress made on that agenda over the last 14 years.”

Clarke added: “Despite the fact that this same global body of nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals three months ago – one provision of which was to resolve the Doha Development Agenda – the WTO merely ‘recognized’ its role in attaining the SDGs, and even then with the caveat that it is subject to ‘the authority of the WTO Ministerial Conference.’ When even recognition of a platitude must be conditions, it does not bode well for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals or for reducing inequality between nations.

“The global consensus that unequal growth is not sustainable seems to have been forgotten here in Nairobi, where wealthy countries protected their interests at the expense of growth and opportunity through trade for Africa and other Least Developed Countries.”

 

 

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humour mob /tyra/hot dog/densi solo-la bien/POROJO MOI MOB

mutua mateka/sio matheka but mateka ana funza photo graphy apa

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APA KUNA BUSINESS MOB SO VITU KAMA HIZI NDIO NAHITAJI.

MAISHA BILA MACHEKO KWELI???????????????????

BILA MA FUN????????????????????????

ATA KA NI BUZINESS WE JUST MIX IT NA MA FUNS

 

 

hizo ni roberto BAG-GIO/BAG HIYO

Adamu hakuzipa jina sisi tuna name kila vitu saidi ya adamu

ama A-BWAWA

WAtu wengine cant stand a pet YE YOTE  yet NOAH…SIO TREVOR,,,,,,,,,,,, ALIISHI NA WANYAMA WOTE NA WADUDU NA MOLLUSCS NA MA  NYOKA NA MA BIRDS SAMAKI ZOTE WA BAHARINI BILA YA SHIDA

SI WE UNA MA SHIDA

NDIO NOAH AJE AZITATUE AMA??????????????????

 

 

APA UNAANZA KU THINK OF TWISTING JINA YA LINUS KAIKAI

UNAANZA KUDHANI INGEKUWA LINUS PAI-PAI?????????????????

 

Image result for PAW PAW

 

AYA BASI PRESENTING……..!@#$%

LINUS PAI-PAI

 

 

FOOD WORLD IN CHINA CITY

DOG-GONE SALADS????????????????????????

DOG NAM STYLE

ACHANA NA GANG NAM IYO NI KI KOREA NA HII HOT DOG NI CHINESE.

IYO NI DOG-FOOD

SIO YA DOG BUT YA MAN

AKA CHINA MAN

 

 

SOON AND VERY SOON

HUMOURMOB BARA HINDI EDITION

WE TAKE ON THA GODDESS SHIVA

 

 

WANAABUDU MIUNGU MOB SANA NA HAISAIDII ANY!

vanity au sio??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

shetani ni YULE YULE

KWA POWER NA AUTHORITY NDIO ALISHATIMULIWA

ASIKUSHTUE

HANA NGUVU NA POWER NA AUTHORITY

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SIO ETI YESU NI MNYANGANYI

KEY NDIO SIO YA DEVO-N SHIRE/DEVO YANI. AS IN THE DEVIL

APA TUNA-NGA POROJO MOB KULIKO BABA MOI

NA MAMA MOI IF ANY

 

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next time tuna attack wa congo

MA JOSE KONGOLO

WANAONGEA NA MA GESTURES NA FRENCH NA MA LAUGHS SPICING MA STORO ZAO

 

ETI MAGOTI YA ZAMBE

AMA IGOTA YA NZAMBE??????????????????????????????!@#$%^&*

 

 

 

UYU ATAISHI MPAKA AKUFE BILA KUWAHI KUPATANA NA BILL GATES

UYO NDIO AWEZA-YE VITU STRANGE KAMA HIZI

ANA BUY COFFEE PEKEE???????? AMA STAR-BUCKS YOTE ????????????????????????

 

 

 

 

HAYA BASI MA MERRY CHRISTMAS KWA  OLX

BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

 

 

UYO NI BWANA TIGER WOODS

SIMBA-MARARA VICHAKANI

 

 

 

 

MAUA SI NI MERU? SI IKO MERU MAUA????????????

 

 

 

IN SILENCE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JESUS.

IN A WEEK’S TIME. FOR ETERNITY BIRTHDAY YA JESUS MILELE NA MILELE.
AND TO HIS KINGDOM AND ETERNAL REIGN,,THERE IS NO END.
ILISEMWA NA PROPH ISAIAH THAT THERE SHALL COME FORTH A SHOOT FROM THE STUMP OF JESSE.
THE REST AS YOU WELL KNOW……………ILISHA KUWA HISTORY
ALISHA COME AKA FINISH THE JOB DONE AKARUDI HOME KU PREPARE MAKAO
IN DUE SEASON ANA COME BACK
YESU EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
YESU AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

THE RIVER WALK

Silent Night

But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him. (Habakkuk 2:20 NLT)

Read:Habakkuk 1, Habakkuk 2, Habakkuk 3, Revelation 9, Psalms 137:1-9, Proverbs 30:10

Relate: In a crowd, silence is a rare experience. This is why it is so striking when it occurs. Walking through the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, visitors hear nothing but shuffling of feet for at least three quarters of the experience. Every time I have been there, the space has been packed with people silently moving from one exhibit to the next.  One of the only other places I have experienced this unexpected silence was after watching the movie American Sniper. The movie ended, and no one moved or said a word for a long time. When people finally began to leave, it was without a word spoken- a packed theater emptied out without a sound. Sometimes, there…

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FRESH BAKE’d @ DOT-DEC holiday!

Dec 18th 2015
The Write Stuff

Hello everyone,

We hope that your week went well, and that you are geared up for the Christmas holidays. By sharing these reads, we hope to add to your Christmas cheer.

Focus on our blog

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Do you suspect that your blog will suffer neglect during the Christmas season? Maybe you should consider doing this?

PAWA Festival will take over Nairobi, in a street Festival to be held at City Hall way, at the public space in front of KICC. This might just interest you.

Kenyans have an entrepreneurial fire that drives them against all odds. Here is a guest post on our blog to drive this point home.

Focus on the counties

Nairobi
Parents are to blame for bad conduct among teens. This writer seeks to explain why.

Nakuru
Nakuru woman with strange disease appeals for medical support. What started as an off and on loss of vision ended up in a battle to survive.

Isiolo
The harsh economic times and the attempts to fight food insecurity are making nomadic communities in Isiolo County shift from herding to crop production.

Health
Water is life” is a statement that has essentially become a cliché and the importance of this commodity is grossly misunderstood by those whohave it abundantly.

Kenyan blogs of interest

Don’t wait too long  to have fun with your daughter and son before they become teenagers. Here is a blogger who goes ahead of his time as he drafts a memoir to his unborn son.

Maybe Christmas is the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone? And maybe your life has become too routine? So maybe you want to re-write it?

If you need a book to read or to gift someone for Christmas, we’ve discovered just the place for you to buy it: theMagunga online bookstore!

HAVE A “DRUNK IN LAUGH”WEEKEND & DEC

MC 10 WTO CONFERENCE NAIROBI 2015

 

Press Events Friday 18 December – Update

 

 

10.30 am    Background Briefing:  Trade Facilitation – Shimba

12.30 pm   Press Conference: Our World is Not for Sale – NGO Centre Room 2

 

 

You can find the full schedule of press briefings and press conferences at  https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/mc10_e/press_conferences_e.htm

 

 

 

Video from the Accession of Afghanistan is now available at https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/media_e/broadcast_video_e.htm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Events – Update

 

Please be informed that the Press conference on the accession of Afghanistan has been cancelled……………………izi ni yaliyopita na yaliyopita si ndwele!!!!!!!@#$%!

 

 

You can find the full schedule of press briefings and press conferences at  https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/mc10_e/press_conferences_e.htm

 

Time TBC   Press Briefing After HODs – Keith Rockwell, WTO Spokesman – Amphitheatre

HAPA KUNA A BLONDE MZUNGU GUY AMETOKELEZEA FROM THA ACTION AID ORGANIZATION WAKISEMA ETI KWA WTO::::::::::ETI NO DECLARATION WOULD BE A BETTER RESULT THAN THA CURRENT DRAFT.

AS IN KUNA VILE U.S.A. IME LEMEA MA AFICAN FARMERS HASWA KWA ENEO LA COTTON

ATA KUNA MAMBO ABOUT MA FOOD AID AND SUCH STUFF

as in given the food emergency in ETHIOPIA,,,,,the draft text on food aid makes no sense at all

of coz food aid haikuumbwa na sense.

si ni ma men wanazo ma five senses?????????????

HIVI WEWE ULISOMAKO MA COMMERCE???????????????????

MA MEN WANAONGEA APA ABOUT THE “DOHA DEVELOPMENT AGENDA”

OLE WAKO HAUKUWA HUKO DOHA

 

ata mimi wasn’t in doha

 

humourita:semis- like vetting @ God-land

When God Measures A Man, He Puts The Tape Around The Heart Instead Of The Head

1st Samuel 16:7

“the Lord seeth not as a man seeth;for man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart”

1st Samuel 16:7 ”the Lord seeth not as a man seeth;for man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart”

President Lincoln had a disarming and engaging ability to laugh at himself,especially his own physical appearance. When Senator Stephen A. Douglas once called him a ‘two-faced man’ Lincoln responded,”I leave it to my audience.If I had another face,do you think I would wear this one?”

Another time he told a group of editors about meeting a woman riding on horse back in the woods.She “looked at me intently and said,”I do believe you are the ugliest man I ever saw’ Said I,”Madam,you are probably right,but I can’t help it”.”No”,Said she,”you can’t help it,but you might stay at home.”

Although his likeness is widely recognized,Lincoln is not known primarily for his appearance,but for his courageous stance for restoration of the union and the abolition of slavery.He is often held up as an example of remarkable patience,determination,dedication,strong will,compassion,thoughtfulness and selflessness.These inner qualities are what mark Lincoln as one of America;s greatest president.

So much is made in our culture today of outward appearance and material possessions.We do well to remember that it is our virtuous inner qualities that create a lasting reputation.

 

 

by Judah