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Pacific Economic Ministers cautioned on NZ's PACER-Plus view

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:19 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) has cautioned Pacific Economic Ministers about the comments by New Zealand Foreign Affairs Under Secretary, Fletcher Tabuteau in regards to the flexibilities for Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in the regional ... More >>

Civil Society Calls for Delay to PACER-Plus Signing

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:21 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Over 30 groups and 449 individuals from the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand have called for a halt to the signing of the regional trade deal, known as PACER-Plus, until there has been proper time to assess its impacts and time to properly consult ... More >>

Pacific Civil Society calls for no deal on PACER-Plus

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:10 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Pacific Trade Ministers have today been presented with a civil society petition calling for them to make no conclusion of the PACER-Plus talks until all the texts have been released and there has been a fully-funded, independent and comprehensive social ... More >>

New brief says Regional trade agreement bad for business

Friday, 4 December 2015, 11:37 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

A new briefing paper released today states that Pacific businesses will pay too high a price from the current proposals in the regional trade agreement, known as PACER-Plus. The paper, released by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), details the dangers ... More >>

Australian Aid for Australian Trade

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:50 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The recently released Australian foreign aid policy claims to be heralding a new paradigm of aid delivery. This new paradigm will see the 'Aid-for-Trade' component increase from 12.5% to at least 20% of the aid budget by 2020 in an effort to encourage ... More >>

West Papua: no-one’s colony

Friday, 23 May 2014, 4:17 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

By Online Editor 5:13 pm GMT+12, 20/05/2014, Fiji Commentary from the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) More >>

World Trade Agreement hailed as a success fails the Pacific

Monday, 9 December 2013, 10:12 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The outcome from this week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) does little for its Pacific members and the most vulnerable argues the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG). The week of intense negotiations, largely focussed on policies ... More >>

PANG calls on Pacific WTO members to honour statement

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 3:39 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is calling on Pacific members of the World Trade Organisation to honour the previous statement by the Director General and not let this weeks Ministerial become a negotiation on the current issues. More >>

Ministers Urged Caution on Services and Investment

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 6:42 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Trade Ministers from the Pacific Island Countries have been cautioned over the dangers of liberalising trade in services and investment. Ministers are considering such a proposal under the current meeting on the regional free trade agreement known as ... More >>

Pacific trade needs structural change, not NZ as WTO head

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 11:48 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

::For Immediate Release:: 13/2/2013 Pacific trade needs structural change, not NZ as WTO head More >>

Food Sovereignty must not be undermined by free trade talks

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 11:39 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Ahead of today's meeting of trade officials in Samoa, NGOs and academics are warning of the dangers that trade agreements pose to Pacific food sovereignty. More >>

WTO Not Bringing Benefits Warn Tongans: Documentary

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 3:59 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The reality of being members of the World Trade Organization is not as promising as Tongans were led to believe. More >>

Economics of seabed mining don't add up for Pacific islands

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 3:49 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

There is no economic, social or environmental argument that justifies Pacific island nations rushing into experimental seabed mining say two of the regions leading NGOs. More >>

NGOs Critical of "Consultation About Consultation"

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 3:05 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

NGOs Critical Of 'Consultation About Consultation' On Regional Trade Agreement 23 March 2012 Non government organisations from the Pacific and Australia have criticised next weeks consultations on a regional free trade agreement due to the absence of ... More >>

Pacific Civil Society Says: Seabed Mining Not Sustainable

Monday, 5 December 2011, 9:48 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

As we move toward the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 in June 2012 ,[1] and in view of the Nadi Conference on Seabed Mining co-organised by the government of Fiji and the International Seabed Authority [2], we the undersigned civil society ... More >>

Vanuatu: Free Speech More Important Than Free Trade

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 9:58 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

In the lead up to International Human Rights Day on December 10th 2011, we the undersigned Vanuatu, Pacific and international organisations express our deep solidarity and support for the ongoing struggles of local communities, NGOs, Churches, Chiefs and ... More >>

Countries show solidarity for independent trade advisor body

Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 10:54 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Countries show solidarity for independent trade advisor body (SUVA, Monday, March 21, 2011) – Forum island countries have taken another step towards their own independent body for advice on trade with the Office of the Chief Trade Advisor (OCTA) now established ... More >>

Pacific should not be used as a testing ground

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 2:36 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Two campaign organizations, based in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, have joined forces to denounce plans for the Pacific to be used as the testing ground for deep-sea mining. ACT NOW! and the Pacific Network on Globalization say the Pacific region has already ... More >>

Australian and NZ bullying In Pacific

Friday, 31 July 2009, 11:27 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Today the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches has released a report documenting the use of ‘power politics’ by the Australian and New Zealand governments to push Pacific island countries to launch free trade negotiations at ... More >>

NZ bullying Over Pacific Free Trade Deal - Report

Friday, 31 July 2009, 11:02 am | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Today the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches has released a report documenting the use of ‘power politics’ by the Australian and New Zealand governments to push Pacific island countries to launch free trade negotiations at ... More >>

 

 

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