Civil G8 2006

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Preliminary Documents

Materials to the round table on trade and finance


March, 9, day 1

13.00

1. International trade system in G8
chairman: Felix Dods, UK
coordinator: Olga Ponizova, Russia


Presentations:
Olga Ponizova, Eco-Accord
Michael Frein, EDD, Germany
Aleksey Portansky, WTO Information Center, Russia

Discussion:
How successfully do the G8 countries carry out their duties in the sphere of the international trade, in particular, according to the Doha negotiations round? How does it effect the countries that are not members of the G8?
What new initiatives and duties on the international trade maybe posed at the coming G8 Summit?
What should be done in the international trade to better reflect the needs of the developing and transit economy countries?

13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30

2. Financing for development.

* Olga Ponizova, Eco-agreement, Russia
* Sara Klein, Oxfam
* Nancy Alexander, Citizens Network on Essential Services, USA
* are The G8 countries successfully carrying out there duties on developing countries financing, in particular, financing Africa, public health, poverty reduction problems.
* What new initiatives and duties in the sphere of development financing can be posed at the coming G8 Summit?


March 10, day 2,

10.00-11.30

3. Africa

Emanuelle Argo, Avenir Nepad.

Discussion:

In which ways do the G8 countries carry out their decisions about helping Africa nad what else can be done to improve the effectiveness of this help?

In which ways can civil society organizations participate in the organization of the African Partnership Forum taking place in autumn 2006.

11.30-15.00
Discussion of the civil society organizations, working on the trade and finance problems, further participating in the G8 work.

Working out the list of recommendations for the Forum declaration.

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group