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4 February 2002

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Annan Asks Participants To Join With Business

Author: Jim Wurst, UN Wire

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on participants at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to make "common cause" with businesses, governments and the United Nations. He is scheduled to make a similar plea for cooperation later...

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3 February 2002

WTO rules 'detrimental' to developing countries [report from World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil]

Author: Raymond Colitt, Financial Times

The message from all panellists at the conference was that the World Trade Organisation's rules on intellectual property rights were detrimental to developing countries and that reform efforts at its ministerial meeting in Doha last September were...

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2 February 2002

Capitalism's critics urge new global institutions

Author: James Harding, Financial Times

The International Forum on Globalization, a worldwide group of intellectuals, academics and activists critical of corporate power, on Saturday set out an alternative agenda calling for new institutions of global governance under a reformed United...

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2 February 2002

Protesters have corporate targets in their sights

Author: James Harding, Financial Times

Campaign leaders gathering in Porto Alegre for the World Social Forum said on Saturday that protesters should - and will - increasingly focus on large corporations.

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1 February 2002

Hundreds of NGOs from more than 50 nations announce support of a treaty to establish the gene pool as a global commons

Author: press statement by various NGOs at World Social Forum, Focus on the Global South website

Biotech activists to challenge government and corporate claims on patents on life - Treaty to be centerpiece of international campaigns around the world

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1 February 2002

Parallel worlds reach informal accord

Author: Raymond Colitt, Financial Times

In a roundtable meeting in Paris last December, officials from the World Bank, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation agreed in principle with social organisations including the World Social Forum on...

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1 February 2002

The need for legally binding regulation of Transnational Corporations

Author: Christian Aid

Christian Aid policy brief for the World Economic Forum and the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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1 February 2002

The Rights Based Approach to Development - Indivisibility and Interdependence of ALL Human Rights

Author: presentation to World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, by Colm O'Cuanachain, Chairperson, International Executive Committee, Amnesty International

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31 January 2002
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Author: Joaquín Estefanía, El País

A partir de hoy se celebran de forma simultánea, por segundo año consecutivo, dos grandes reuniones sobre la globalización: el Foro Económico Mundial...y el Foro Social Mundial

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31 January 2002

World Economic and Social Fora: The effects of globalization must be addressed and the rights of all must be protected

Author: Amnesty International

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