The UK media this weekend has reported the death of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US so-called trade deal which – asBuzzfeed reported this week – would legalise corporate malfeasance and profiteering by including a discredited Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism. But, as with Mark Twain, rumours of TTIP’s death are exaggerated. And the reason for its death being faked is to smuggle a similarly bad so-called trade deal with Canada through.
You were more than 35,000 participants from 125 countries to take part in the 12th edition of the World Social Forum 2016. The WSF wishes to thank you for joining us and taking part, more than 15,000 were present during the opening march, which was a success ! The World Social Forum would not have been possible without the 1,000 volunteers who gave their time in order to be sure that everything goes as well as possible during the event. We can count more than 15,000 of volunteer work that was done throughout the week.
Van 5 tot 19 augustus 2016 vond in Genève de derde en laatste sessie plaats van de Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) over nucleaire ontwapening van de Verenigde Naties. Een overgrote meerderheid van 107 landen steunde een voorstel om in 2017onderhandelingen te starten voor een nieuw internationaal verbodsverdrag op kernwapens. België weigerde dit pleidooi te steunen. Pax Christi Vlaanderen stelt zich ernstige vragen bij deze houding.