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Photos: PSI Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Forum - Bali

06 December 2013
PSI presented a special forum at the 9th WTO Ministerial in Bali. This forum aimed to shed light in dark corners: Why is a new services agreement required? Why must it be negotiated in secrecy outside the multilateral process? Why are so many developing countries refusing to participate? What benefit will it provide to the majority in the community?

Speakers included:

  • Sanya Reid Smith, Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher, Third World Network – What’s in the TISA and why it’s a secret
  • Daniel Bertossa, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, PSI – Effects of trade in services on public services
  • Michael Whaites, New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association – Impacts on providing public health care
  • Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law, University of Auckland – Tying governments’ hands, restricting policy space
  • Esther Busser, Assistant Director, ITUC Geneva – Mode 4 and labour migration
  • Melinda St Louis, International Programs Director, Public Citizen: Global Trade Watch – Regulating finance
  • David Robinson, Senior advisor, Education International – what’s at stake for public education

CHAIRED BY Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International

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