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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 January 2009

    WTO Talks Falter at Year’s End

    World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy was forced to call off plans for a mini-Ministerial meeting last month after key countries failed to bridge their differences.

    WTO Talks Falter at Year’s End
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 January 2009

    New Indian Higher Ed Regulations Would Violate GATS

    India’s higher education regulators are proposing new rules to combat an influx of low-quality, private higher education providers into the country.

    New Indian Higher Ed Regulations Would Violate GATS
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 January 2009

    Concerns Raised over Canada-Colombia FTA

    Labour unions and civil society organizations in Canada are expressing outrage over the recent announcement that the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has reached a free trade deal with Colombia.

    Concerns Raised over Canada-Colombia FTA
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 January 2009

    France: Public education under threat

    The recent book, "Main basse sur l’éducation publique", by teacher Eddy Khali and journalist Muriel Fitoussi, sends a disturbing message about the many threats endangering quality, free public education in France.

    France: Public education under threat
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 October 2008

    WTO members warned of perils of including public services in GATS

    Experts are warning members of the World Trade Organization of the risks they face if they include public services like education in trade and investment agreements.

    WTO members warned of perils of including public services in GATS
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 October 2008

    US Trade Representative sued over Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty

    A group of public interest organizations in the United States is suing the US Trade Representative office in an effort to obtain a copy of a draft treaty on intellectual property currently.

    US Trade Representative sued over Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 4 September 2008

    Public education at risk of privatisation by stealth

    A new study commissioned by Education International reveals that a growing trend towards privatisation of public education is often camouflaged by the language of "educational reform," or introduced stealthily as "modernisation." Hence the title of the study: Hidden Privatisation In Public Education.

    Public education at risk of privatisation by stealth
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 1 August 2008

    Doha Ministerial Collapses: WTO members vow to regroup

    After nine grueling days of negotiations, trade ministers meeting in Geneva July 21-30 admitted defeat in their attempts to reach a new global trade deal, but promised to regroup at a later date.

    Doha Ministerial Collapses: WTO members vow to regroup
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 18 July 2008

    New GATS framework released ahead of "do or die" Ministerial meeting

    With trade ministers set to meet in Geneva the week of July 21 in what is being billed as the last ditch effort to complete the troubled WTO Doha Round of trade talks, the chair of the services negotiations has released a controversial new framework to guide the discussions.

    New GATS framework released ahead of "do or die" Ministerial meeting
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 June 2008

    Public education at risk of privatisation by stealth

    A new study commissioned by Education International reveals that a growing trend towards privatization of public education is often camouflaged by the language of “educational reform,” or introduced stealthily as “modernization.” Hence the title of the study: Hidden Privatisation In Public Education.

    Public education at risk of privatisation by stealth
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 June 2008

    "Moment of truth" at the WTO

    The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, says negotiations aimed at liberalizing the trade in agriculture, industrial products and services have progressed to their final critical stage.

    "Moment of truth" at the WTO
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 June 2008

    New IP treaty proposed

    The European Union, the United States and Canada are negotiating a new international agreement intended to combat global infringements of intellectual property.

    New IP treaty proposed
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 June 2008

    EI and PSI at the WTO Public Forum

    Education International and Public Services International will be hosting a session at the 2008 WTO Public Forum on September 24-25 in Geneva.

    EI and PSI at the WTO Public Forum
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2008

    Education is not a tradable commodity

    One of the most dramatic developments within education in recent years has been the emergence of the “international trade” in education services. The aggressive recruitment of fee-paying international students by schools, the explosion in borderless commercial e-learning, the franchising of offshore schools and campuses, and the sale of course material...

    Education is not a tradable commodity
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 April 2008

    Final Push on Doha?

    Talks aimed at liberalizing global trade are heading into yet another crucial phase as the prospects of successfully completing a deal before the end of the year quickly fade.

    Final Push on Doha?
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 April 2008

    Concerns Grow Over Investor Rights

    Development groups and trade unions are warning that treaties that regulate international investment are undermining democracy and human rights.

    Concerns Grow Over Investor Rights
  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 April 2008

    EU-India Free Trade Talks Stall

    Talks between the European Union and India on a bilateral free trade agreement may not be completed by the end of year as originally planned.

    EU-India Free Trade Talks Stall