[Pga_europe_process] wto conference delayed = posibility delayglobal conference pga

friday friday at nadir.org
Thu Oct 21 15:55:17 CEST 2004

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 Subject: Re: [Pga_europe_process] wto conference delayed = posibility 
delayglobal conference pga
      To: Diañu Burlon <dianhuburlon at gmx.net>


as far as I know, the web team has not received a digital version of the
Conference Call, so it is not on the site.

The call for the Samba Climatico Caravan to Nepal can be found here:

a report from the Asia meeting in Nepal can be found here:


Quoting Diañu Burlon <dianhuburlon at gmx.net>:

> HI,
> well, I though that in the call for the conference it was clear why the 
> dates was chosen in the first place.
> The idea is not just having a conference to socialize, but having a 
> conference for a reason. I mean, to real networking preparing a common 
> strategy and a common plan of action, and not just chatting each other. 
> Taking this into account, one of the important issues Asia has to deal with
> (clearly among other thousand of them) are agreements of WTO, for example 
> the horrible Agricultural Agreement (AoA). One of the proposal was to take 
> again the first plan of the PGA, when global conference took place three 
> months before the WTO in the way it would have time to organize global days
> of action (pga conference in february 98 = three months before of the wto 
> ministerial conference in May 98. Birth of the global days of action).
> So, the idea that some movements are discussing is the preparation of local
> demostration against WTO conference, instead of spending big amount of 
> human and economical resources in going to Hong Kong.
> Besides with local, district and state, national and regional level of 
> demostration, the issues will be strongly introduce into the village, the 
> people.
> We don't have to forget that the position of the Indian goverment in Cancun
> was the consecuense of a huge mass farmer demostration since 2000 against
> WTO.
> So, this is why from Asia it was proposed to have the global conference 
> three months before the WTO conference, in the way the organizartions would
> have time to organize local movilizations, even starting weeks before the 
> WTO conference.
> Personally I think that to organize such event as a huge international 
> conference the targets have to be quite define. I am one of those people, 
> calling things like the social forum the "socializing fourm". The idea is 
> sitting together for something else than having a chat, exchange emails and
> information and coming back home.
> I am not now sure whether the call for the global conference is in the pga 
> web. It was distributed in Belgrade (last page of the magazine with the 
> report of the pga asian and gender conference in Dhaka).
> If you don't have it, I will try to look for it (I don't have it in this 
> computer)
> I've not been in the last meeting regarding this issue in Nepal. So, I just
> wrote what I was told by telephone. I will meet with a delegate from 
> Bangladesh and India in a few days, and I would be able to tell you more 
> about it.
> One of the reasons I understood it was better to delay, it was to have more
> time for funding, for organizing the caravans to the conference and the 
> whether. From Europe I understand that move it to september would make 
> possible for the organizers of the movilizations against G8 to participate 
> in the process of the conference.
> saludillos
> trasgu
> At 12:10 PM 10/21/04 +0000, you wrote:
> >just to throw a thought in here, which might be odd since I ended up not
> >getting to go the belgrade as I had planned so many probably have no clue
> >who I am . . .
> >
> >moving the global conference because the WTO moved its meeting really does
> >make it seem like the whole thing is a reactionary project on some level.
> >if the reasoning is that may is a bad month then maybe moving the
> >conference makes a little sense - but then would wonder why may was ever
> >chosen in the first place.
> >
> >cheers and solidarity,
> >stevphen
> >
> >
> >
> > > hi everyone,
> > > the wto conference has been delayed till december next year. So, it
> would
> > > be possible to delay the global conference till end of august beginning
> of
> > > september. This is being discussed among Asian groups.
> > > As in London many people expresed their worries regarding the G8
> > > preparations and so on, maybe delay the conference would be a solution.
> > > So, it could be great if you discuss regarding this and send a proposal
> to
> > > asian list.
> > >
> > > saludillos
> > > trasgu
> > >
> > >

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