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National convention in India calls for defence of people's rights at WTO Nairobi ministerial

09 December 2015
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More than 200 people representing political parties, mass organisations, trade unions, peasant unions, women, student, youth and campaign organisations met at a National Convention in New Delhi, India, in defence of people’s rights at the upcoming WTO Ministerial.

PSI was represented by its affiliate, the Delhi State Electricity Workers Union, and a representative of the union will address the convention.

 The Convention unanimously adopted a Declaration that calls for no further commitments at the WTO before due debate and ratification by the Indian Parliament. They also demanded that the Government of India thoroughly reorient its stand in international trade and investment negotiations and align it truly with the pro-people agenda of self-reliant and sustainable development.

The declaration was endorsed by more than 80 organisations from across the country and will be submitted to all Members of Parliament.

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