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CUTS-ARC: Civil Society Consultative Forum on Least Developed Countries (LDC)

Livingstone, Zambia

23 - 25 June 2005

[Introduction]  [Programme]  [Papers]  [Civil Society Memorandum]  [Civil Society Statement]
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Wednesday - 23rd June
LDC Positions in the World Trade Organisation-AoA
James Chansa, CUTS-ARC

LDCS and the Global Trading System

LDCs and Trade in Commodities
Muthoni Muriu, Oxfam International

Perspectives on the role of trade in alleviating poverty within the context of the developmental and policy imperatives of Southern Africa
G Ndirangu, Oxfam GB - SARPN

Trade Development and Poverty Reduction

Trade, development and poverty: a Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
Venkatesh Seshamani, University of Zambia - SARPN

Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Southern Africa
Sanusha Naidu (co-authored by Ben Roberts) HSRC, South Africa - SARPN

Thursday - 24th June
TRIPS and Public Health Issues

Experience and Practical Issues for LDCs in Utilising flexibility under TRIPs and WTO in Addressing Public Health Emergencies
Wole Olaleye, Action Aid

TRIPS and Public Health Issues: An Assessment
Gichinga Ndirangu, Oxfam International
(Paper to follow)

Non Agricultural Market Access Issues and Trade Facilitation

Negotiations on the Financial Market Accessibility by LDCs in the WTO DOHA Development Agenda: Problems and Prospects
Godwill Wanga, Daima Associates, Tanzania

Trade Facilitation
Nkululeko Khumalo, SAHA, South Africa

Michelle Pressend, Insitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa


Stakeholder Feedback on TDP Initiatives in ESA: Key Messages and Possible Way Forward - A CSO Perspective
Alex Werth, Advisor Trade & Sustainable Development/CUTS

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