Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sent a message Tuesday, November 15, to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair. In the message Lula praises Blair’s speech on trade negotiations in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Lula praised Blair’s stand on behalf of a "rapid and successful conclusion to the Doha Round, for the good of all, but especially the developing countries."
The Brazilian President argued that "only by combatting poverty will we erect the security we all need, and only through trade rid of unfair and injustifiable distortions will we be able to incorporate millions of human beings in the dynamic sphere of the global economy."
Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Relations, Jaques Wagner, participated last week, in Brussels, Belgium, on the debate about the contribution of organized civil society for the restructuring of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He talked about the subject with the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Anne Marie Sigmund.
According to the Secretariat of Institutional Relations, the theme has been one of the concerns of the Brazilian government, in the context of the changes that will need to be introduced in the multilateral organizations involved with the improvement of world governance.
Brazil’s Economic and Social Development Council (CDES) has participated on the Work Group of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils.
After several meetings in June, the Group approved a report where they make several recommendations regarding the role of the organized civil society for the WTO.
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