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CANCÚN CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WTO Alternative Forums/ OMC Foros Alternativos

*********Draft Calendar of Events*********

September 3, 2003

 

please send corrections, edits  or additions  to: Lisa Hoyos at: lhoyos@citizen.org

Note: Please put “matrix edit” in the subject line

 

Continual Radio Coverage of Cancun movement events and WTO negotiations: Real World Radio (see info at bottom of calendar)

www.radiomundoreal.fm in Spanish and Portuguese

www.realworldradio.fm in English

 

Pre-events (events taking place before September 7th)

 (Sept. 1-5)

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

1-7 Sept

Media Convergence Training

To be determined

5 Sept

Foro Global de Bioversidad

Who: Greenpeace and others

To be determined

 

Sunday/ Domingo, 7 September/ Septiembre

 

TIME/TIEMPO

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

9:30 –6:00 PM

Fishers Forum/ Foro de Pescadores

Who: World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers/Foro Mundial de Pescadores y Trabajadores de La Pesca

What: Situation of artisanal fisheries, fish workers and communities relative to WTO

Sala Cabildo, de Isla Mujeres)

4 PM- 8 PM

“Update on the social movements situation from Port Alegre to Cancun” 

Who Social Movement’s Network Contact Group. , with participation from Via Campesina, Walden Bello, Raffaela Bolini and others

Casa de la Cultura

10 AM-6 PM

“Meeting of Social Movement Networks”

Who: Social Movement Secretariat, Brazil                                                               

Ex Palenque

6 PM –11 PM

Closing of the Convergence of Alternative and Popular Media/ Clausura de la Convergencia de Medios Alternativos y Populares

Who Indymedia

Palapas

 

Monday/ Lunes, 8 September/ Septiembre

 

TIME/TIEMPO

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

All day/

todo el dia

Installation of the Student Encampment/ Instalacion del Campamento de Jovernes

Who Jovenes en Resistencia Alternativa

Encampment Zone/ Zona de Campamento (Supermanzana 21)

9 AM- 5 PM          

Parliamentary Forum/Foro Parliamentario

Who: Parlamentarians

Hotel Fiesta Americana Condesa

10 AM- 10 PM

Int’l Farmers and Indigenous Peoples Forum / Foro Int’l Campesinos e Indigena Who: Via Campesina/UNORCA

What: Plenary meeting of farmer organizations and their friends regarding the agricultural agreement of the WTO, followed by parallel working groups on agricultural topics. Una pleneria del organizations campesinos (UNORCA y Via Campesino) y sus amigo sobre El Acuerdo de Agricultura en el OMC, y seguido con 10 mesas de trabajo temas agriculturas.

Gimnasio y Casa de Cultura

10 AM-2 PM

“Coordinating a Common Agenda from Cancún to Miami”

Who: Social Movement’s Network Contact Group

Ex Palenque

10- 6 PM

Internacional Women’s Forum/ Foro Internacional de las Mujeres

Who: International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN)

Plaza Caribe Best Western

AM (TBD)

Forum for Peace/ Foro por La Paz

Who: Red de la Sociedad Civil

Tent 5

10 AM-6 PM

“Meeting of Social Movement Networks”

Who: Social Movement Secretariat, Brazil                                                               

Ex Palenque

4 PM- 8 PM

“Anti-war Activists Meeting”

Who: Social Movement’s Network Contact Group  (includes Jakarta Peace Consensus Netowork, Continental Campaign Against Militarization)

SNTSS (Social Security Workers Union)

6 PM- 10 PM

Delegates Assembly/ Asamblea de Delegado/as

Who Espacio Mexicano

What Meeting to coordinate activities in Cancún. Various movement groups will meet to coordinate

Ex Palanque

7 PM- 11 PM

Cultural Events

Las Palapas

 

 

Tuesday/ Martes, 9 September/ Septiembre

 

TIME

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

All Day/Todo el Dia

Installation of Student Encampment/ Evento de Estudiantes Instalacion de Campamento “Caravana Libertaria”

Who: Caravana Libertaria Carlo Giuliani

TBD

8 AM- 10 PM

Int’l Farmers and Indigenous Peoples Forum/ Foro Int’l Campesinos e Indigena

Who Via Campesino/ UNCORCA

What: Working groups on trangenics, subsidies, Farm Bill, NAFTA, FTAA, PPP, and the impact of new technologies on small agriculture. Mesas sobre temas como: transgénicos, subsidios/ Farm Bill/ Reforma de la PAC, TLC - ALCA – PPP, impactos de nuevas tecnologías en la pequeña agricultura.

Gimnasio, Casa de La Cultura

8:00 AM-9:45 AM

“Key Issues and Challenges for the Cancun Ministerial”

Who Third World Network, Martin Khor, Tetteh Hormeku

Hotel Sierra (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

10 AM-1 PM

“Green Biotech? Capable of Feeding the World?”

Who: FES

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

tbd

“Corn, Bioetechnolgy and Commerce” Symposium

 Who: Consumers Choice Council

Hotel Fiesta Americana, Hotel Zone

10:30 AM – 8 PM

Teach-in on the WTO/ Foro Sobre el OMC

Who International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

Teatro Cancun (Hotel zone)

10- 6:00 PM

International Women’s Forum/ Foro Internacional de las Mujeres

Who International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN)/ Rede Mujeres

Plaza Caribe Best Western

9:30-1:30

Global Unions Conference: “Making Globalisation Work for People”

Who International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICTFU)

To be determined

10 AM- 6 PM

Forum on the Information Society Foro Sobre La Sociedad de Informacion/

Who: CENCOS

Ex Palenque, Tent “Intercambios”

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

“Agriculture, Trade and New Technologies” Panel and Workshop—Farmer’s Forum

Who: Public Citizen, ETC Group, Food First, NFFC

Gimnasio Cuxil Baxall

12:00 3:00 PM

Biopiracy and Patents Panel and Workshp—Farmers’ Forum Event

Who: ETC Group

Gimnasio Cuxil Baxaal

tbd

Food Talks/ La Comida Habla

CCC

Restaurant Maria Bonita

4 PM- 11 PM

Opening: the People’s & Farmers Forum/ APERTURA:Foro de Los Pueblos y Campesinos/

Bienvenidos Cancun

Welcoming political and cultural event

Plaza de La Reforma

5-8 PM

Global Meeting Against the War

Who: Mexican Initiative Against the War, Not in Our Name

El-Palenque

7 PM- 11 PM

Cultural Events/  Eventos Culturales

Bienvenida Cancun

Parque de las Palapas

Need update on time

Corporate Spoof Awards/ Parodia de Premios Para Corporaciones

Who: Polaris Institute, FOEI others

Teatro Cancun (Hotel Zone)


 

Wednesday/ Miercoles, 10 September/ Septiembre

****Marcha de los Campesinos/ Farmers’ March  (Ciudad de Cancun)

Time to be determined

TIME

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

Todo el Dia/All Day

Fair Trade Fair/ Feria Comercial

Who: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)

Ferria Mexicana (Hotel Zone)

All day

Sustainable Trade Symposium/ Simposium Sobre Comercio

Who: IATP, Comercio Justo, Oxfam, Gerster Consulting

Hotel Casa Maya (Hotel Zone)

9-11 AM

“Debating Impacts of WTO Negotiations on Consumers”

Who: Consumers International

Hotel Margaritas (200)

 

 

 

10 AM-8:30 PM

“Trade and Environment/Trade in Services” (day one, three-day conference)

Who: Heinrich Boll Foundation

Plaza Caribe Hotel

10 AM-6 PM

Solidarity Meeting on Cuba/ Mesa de Solidaridad con Cuba

Tent “Intercambios”

10 AM- 12 PM

Agriculture Central Panel (time may change)

Who: Via Campesina

Gimasio

10 AM-6 PM

Indigenous Forum

Gimnasio Kuxil Baxaal

10 AM- 6 PM

Forestry Forum/ Foro Forestal

Who: Pacific Environment, others (please inform)

Calinda America Hotel

10 AM- 6 PM

International Union Forum/ Foro Internacional Sindical

tbd

10 AM- 6 PM

 

“Business Rules: Corporate Power, Agriculture and Biodiversity”

Who: FOEI, PC

Hotel Margaritas (70)

1—4:30 PM

Continental Campaign Against the FTAA/ Campana Continental vs ALCA

Who ASC/Coordinadora Campana Contra el Alca                                           

The Megaprojects Tent (SM 21) o SNTSS

2 PM- 5 PM

Seminar on WTO Trade Negotiations Positions

IGTN

Hotel Margaritas (200)

3-6 PM

“WTO and Investment”

Who: FES (with speakers from social movements,  UNCTAD, WTO)

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

All day

Visual Arts Exhibit

“Beto Avila” Stadium

 

Thursday/ Jueves, 11 September/ Septiembre

TIME

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

All day

Fair Trade Fair/ Feria Comercial

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)

Feria Mexicana (Hotel Zone)

All day

Sustainable Trade Symposium/ Simposium Sobre Comercio

Who: IATP, Comercio Justo, Oxfam, Gerster Consulting

Hotel Casa Maya (Hotel Zone)

11 AM-6 PM

Solidarity Meeting on Cuba/ Mesa de Solidaridad con Cuba

“Intercambios” Tent

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

 

SIGTUR Forum: Voices from the South and Toward Real Solidarity Between North and South

Who: SIGTUR (Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights)

To be determined

9:30-6:30

“Resisting the WTO-grab for Water” (day 2 of three-day conference)

Who: Heinrich Boll Foundation

Plaza Caribe Hotel

10 AM- 1 PM

Central Panel of People’s Forum: Report on the WTO Negotiations

AND Panel on Militarization and Globalization

Who: Mexican Organizing Space, OWINFS, Continental Coordinating Committee Against the FTAA, Bienvenidos a Cancun

Ex-Palenque

10 AM- 3 PM

Meeting Between Farmers and Trade Unionists/ Encuentro Campesinos Sindical

Gimnasio Cuxil Baxaal

10 AM-1 PM

“The Doha Development Round: Everything for the Corporations?...”

Who: FES (Sprkr include: Social movements ICFTU)

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

10 AM- 6 PM

International Union Forum/ Foro Internacional Sindical

tbd

10 AM- 6 PM

Zapatismo and Global Resistance/ Zapatismo y Resistencia

Who: Juventud en Resistencia, Action and Resistance

“Youth Tent”

10 AM- 1 PM

Corn, Biotechnology and Trade/ Maiz, Biotecnologia, y Comercio/

Hotel Fiesta Americana

10 AM-2-PM

International Workshop and Forum on Maquiladoras

Who: Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras                     #35

“Megaprojects” Tent

11 AM-6 PM

Solidarity Meeting on Cuba                                   #41

“Intercambios” Tent

12 PM-6 PM

Forum: “New Technologies in the Arena of Cultural Production and Art”

Who: International Network of Cultural Diversity

“People Confronting the WTO” Tent

2-4 PM

“Agriculture, Trade and New Technologies” Part of Farmers’ Forum

Who: ETC. Group, FOEI, Public Citizen, Council of Canadians, Hungarian Coop for Organic Farming

Casa de la Cultura

1 PM-6 PM

“Launch of the WSF 2004: From Cancún to India      #42

Who: Int’ Council of the World Social Forum

Ex Palenque

2 - 4 PM

“Agriculture, Technology and Trade”

Who: IATP, Public Citizen and ETC Group

Hotel Margaritas (30)

2 - 4 PM

Fair Trade Workshop

Who: Int’l South Group Network

Hotel Margaritas (70)

2 PM- 5 PM               

“Militarization, Globalization and Resistance”

Seminario Sobre Militarizacion y el OMC

Who: Polaris y Focus on the Global South

Hotel Margaritas (200)

2 PM-6 PM

“Women and Children affected by the WTO”

Who: FEDIM

Megaprojects Tent, SM 21

3-6 PM

“GATS-Mode 4”

Who: FES (speakers include parliamentarians)

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

4-6 PM

“Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Local Communities”

Who: CIEL

Hotel Margaritas

5-9 PM

Memorial: Symbolic Act

Who: FAT (a Mexican Trade Union Federation)

Plaza de la Reforma

5-8 PM

TNC’s, Corruption and the WTO

Who: IBON, Asia Pacific Research Network

Hotel Margaritas (200)

5:15-6:45 PM

“The Singapore Issues: What’s At Stake”
Who:   Third World Network, Yao Grahm, Cecilia Oh, Tetteh Hormeku

Hotel Sierra (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

6-8 PM

CAFTA Workshop

Who: Friends of the Earth

Margaritas Hotel

6 - 10 PM

New Trends in Technology/ Nuevas Tendencias en Technologia

Who: ETC, IFG

Casa de la Cultura

7:30-9:00 PM

Agriculture Caucus

Who: IATP, Via Campesina, Public Citizen, Others

Margaritas Hotel (30)

8-10 PM

“Views from Africa: Globalization and Recolonization”

Who: AIDC and African Trade Network

Margaritas Hotel (70)

All day

Visual Arts Exhibit

“Beto Avila” Stadium

 

Friday/ Viernes , 12 September/ Septiembre

TIME

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

All Day

Fair Trade Fair/ Feria Comercial

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP, Comercio Justo, Oxfam)

Feria Mexican (Hotel Zone)

 

 

 

All Day

Fair Trade Americas Strategy Forum

Who: IATP, Comercio Justo, Oxfam

Hotel Casa Maya (Hotel Zone)

All Day

Women’s Seminar on Globalization/ Seminar de Mujeres Sobre Globalizacion

 

10 AM-1 PM

“A Gender Agenda for the WTO:

Who: FES

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

10:30-8:30

“Cultural Diversity, TRIPS, Ag and Sovereignty” (day 3 of three-day conference)

Who: Heinrich Boll Foundation

Plaza Caribe Hotel

10 AM- 1 PM

Central Panel of People’s Forum: Report on the WTO Negotiations

AND Panel on Privatization of Services

Who: Mexican Organizing Space, OWINFS, Continental Coordinating Committee Against the FTAA, Bienvenidos a Cancún

Ex-Palenque

10 AM-6 PM

“Social Alternatives to Trade Agreements”

Who: Red Mexicana de Acción Frente al Libre Comercio (RMALC)

“Mucho Gusto” Restuarant

10:30-8:30

“Cultural Diversity, TRIPS, Ag and Sovereignty” (day 3 of three-day conference)

Who: Heinrich Boll Foundation

Plaza Caribe Hotel

10 AM- 6PM

International Union Forum/ Foro Internacional Sindical

Who: National Union of Workers (UNT)/Mexican Labor Front

Teatro Cancún

11 AM-1 PM

Presentation of Paper on GMO’s

Who: GEA, Greenpeace, RAPAM

Auditorium of the Casa de la Cultura

11 AM-6 PM

“Presentation of experiences of campesinos and sustainable alternatives”

Who: Center of Integral Campesino Development of the Mixteca and Maryknoll

Tent: “People Confronting the WTO”

11 AM-3 PM

Rountable Discussion: Evaluating the convergence of political economy and commerce in the global economy”

Who: Brazilian Network about International Financial Institutions

Megaprojects Tent

1 -2 PM

Services and Investment Workshop

Who: Council of Canadians

Hotel Margaritas (200)

2-4 PM

“GATS  Information Exchange”

Who: CIEL, World Development Movement

Hotel Margaritas (70)

2-4 PM

“Whatever Happened to the Development Agenda?”

Who: Third World Network

Hotel Sierra (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

2-5 PM

“Seminar on Bilaterals and FTA’s”

Who: Our World is Not for Sale

Hotel Margaritas (200)

2-6 PM

Forum: “Americas Working Poor: Casualties of ‘Free Trade’” and “FTA’s: Foe of Small Family Farmers”

Who: Food First and Institute for Development Policy

Ex-Palenque

3-6 PM

“Peasant Farmers, Small Scale Farmers and Market Access”

Who: FES (speakers include National Farmers’ Union in Zambia)

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

4-6 PM

Business Rules: Corporate Power, Foreign Investment, and GATS

FOEI, PC, Polaris

Hotel Margaritas (70)

4-8 PM

“Mesoamerican Movement Against mega-investment projects in Plan Puebla Panama and the WTO”                                                                      #51

Who: Mexican Alliance for the Self-Determination of Pueblos

“Megaprojects” Tent

5-8 PM

“GATS Water Tribunal”

Who: Polaris Institute

Hotel Margaritas (200)

5-8 PM

Book Release: “Shafted Free Trade and America’s Working Poor”

Who: Food First (Institute for Food and Development Policy)    #58

Casa de la Cultura, Auditorim

6-9 PM

Views from Africa: Defending Our Services and Rights

Who: AIDC, African Trade Network

Hotel Margaritas (70)

6-11 PM

Concert and Cultural Festival Against Neoliberalism              #54

Who: Mexican Organizing Space and International Networks

“Beto Avila” Baseball Stadium

8-10 PM

Venezuela: the Situation Facing the WTO and the FTAA/ La Situacion Frente La OMC y ALCA

Who: Global Exchange

Hotel Margaritas (200)

All day

Visual Arts Exhibit

“Beto Avila” Stadium

 

Saturday/ Sabado , 13 September/ Septiembre

The Big March against Corporate Driven Globalization and Militarization/ La Marcha Grande..time to be determined

TIME

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

 

time to be determined

*****MARCH!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

time to be determined

Forum on Housing

Who: MIR-Cancún

Tent: “Mir”

 

10 AM-1 PM

“Environmental Consequences of Service Liberalization”

Who: FES

Sierra Cancun (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

 

10 AM- 6PM

International Union Forum/ Foro Internacional Sindical

Union Nacional de Trabajadores (UNT), Frente Sindical Mexicano (FSM)

Teatro Cancun

 

10 AM-12 PM

“Business Rules? Corporations and the Environment”

Who: FOEI, Polaris, Public Citizen.

Hotel Margaritas

 

10 AM- 1 PM

GATS Speak-Out: Water Struggles and Victories

Who: Polaris Institute

Hotel Margaritas (200)

 

1 PM- 3 PM

Workshop on FTAA and Investment/ Tallera Sobre ALCA y Inversion

Who: FOE

Hotel Margaritas (200)

 

2 PM- 4 PM

“Bite Back Bush: Stop GMO Force Feeding by the WTO”

Who: CIEL, FOEI, Public Citizen

Hotel Margaritas (70)

 

 

Sunday/ Domingo , 14 September/ Septiembre

TIME

EVENT/EVENTO

PLACE/LUGAR

8 AM

–6 PM

Forum on Trade Agreements and Democratic Alternatives/

Foro sobre “Acuerdos de Comercio y Alternativas Democráticas”

Red SEPA

Hotel Raddison

 

Maquiladoras Forum/ Foro de Las Maquiladoras

 Coalicion para Justicia en Las Maquiladoras  (CJM)

Casa de La Cultura

 

Agriculture Briefing/ Briefing Agricultura

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)

Hotel Margaritas

10:15 AM-

1:15 PM

The Cancun Outcome: Prospects and Problems

Who: Third World Network

Hotel Sierra (NGO Center) Hotel Zone

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Central Panel of People’s Forum: Report on the WTO Negotiations

AND Panel on the Environment and Natural Resources

Who: Mexican Organizing Space, OWINFS, Continental Coordinating Committee Against the FTAA, Bienvenidos a Cancún

Ex-Palenque

2 - 5 PM

Trade and Debt/ Comercio y Deuda

Jubilee South, AIDC, ATN

HHotel Margaritas (70)

2 - 5 PM

“The Road from Cancun to Miami” Seminar/  Plenaria Sobre el Camino de Cancun Hasta Miami

Who: OWINFS, Continental Campaign Against ALCA, HSA, CTC,

Hotel Margaritas (200)

4 -6 PM

Implications of Nanotechnology

Who: ETC Group and Heinrich Boell Foundation

 

Boell Forum venue

5 PM- 11 PM

Closing of the People’s and Farmer’s Forum/

Clausura del Foro de los Pueblos y Foro Campesinos

Bienvenida Cancun, Espacio Mexicana

Closing cultural and political event.

Parque de las Palapas

All day

Visual Arts Exhibit

“Beto Avila” Stadium

 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Information for Organizations
 

 

 

 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER, IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED, CONTACT: lhoyos@citizen.org

 

 

Bienvenida Cancun www.bienvenidacancun.org

 

 

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICTFU), Mike.waghorne@world-psi.org

 

 

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICTFU), Mike.waghorne@world-psi.org

 

 

International Gender and Trade Network …Alexandra Spieldoch aspieldoch@coc.org

 

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) www.iatp.org

 

 

Espacio Mexicano www.omcmexico.org/forodelospueblos

 

 

UNORCA   omcfueradeagricultura@unorca.org.mx

 

 

Via Campesina web:  forocampasino@laneta.org

 

         

 

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real world radio is an iniciative that combines the use of the radio and the new tools provided by internet, to make possible the comunication between the diverse individuals, groups and social organizations trying to break the informative wall imposed by the official media about the dealing of the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

 

real world radio is a common iniciative of Friends of the Earth (FoEI) with World Communitarian Radios Association (AMARC),  which  objective is to show the impacts the “commercial liberalization” had in our countries, and, at the same time, to inform about some of the thousands of ways that´s been offered to the local communities to resist  the transnational corporations ambitions.

 

In Cancún real world radio will make a special coverage of the official agenda  of the new round of WTO negociations and, in particular, about the movilizations and forums that will be taken from the civil society during the fist two weeks of September.  Such programmation, once in the web, will be available in it´s version in Spanish, Portugese, and in English, or in one of more than 300 radios part of World Communitarian Radios Association  in Latin America and the Caribbean.