Canada’s Part in the Global Integration of Labour MarketsAt the September 2006, United Nations High-Level Dialogue onInternational Migration and Development, the International Organizationfor Migration (IOM) made a proposal for a set of measures to integratelabour markets around the world, and ultimately make them yet moreflexible.The ‘International Migration and Development Initiative’ emerged fromdiscussions between the IOM- an inter-governmental organizationestablished in 1951- the private sector, the World Bank, and some
The North American Forum on a People-Centered Approach to Trade Summary Report will highlight key messages from the collective perspectives of North American progressive legislators and civil society actors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
We’ve uploaded some of the pictures from the Presidents’ Meeting in Cochabamba, check them out
Wednesday December 7, 2006
Today was a monumental moment in the history of government-citizen interchanges. Normally these alternative summits are held on the other side of high fences, and often there are ‘altercations’ which accompany the marches protesting the deafness of the government officials gathered inside the barricades. Today, thanks to the initiative of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia and Host of the Official Summit the first open citizen/government interchanges are happening inside the gates of the Alternative Forum.
Tuesday December 6
This afternoon I shared lunch with a 70 year old Peruvian Indigenous man. He had traveled two days and nights on several different busses to get here. He explained that the reason that he had come was to denounce the contamination of their village by Canadian mining companies.
Tuesday December 6th, 2006
Today the Social Summit for South American Integration was inaugurated. By early evening, 4500 people had registered, and the information packets given to participants had all been exhausted. The hopes and intentions for the forum are expressed in the program:
Dear Friend of Nicaragua, I want to address a few complaints about the $25 contribution to include your signature in the full page ads that appeared in the two Nicaraguan papers on October 13. We publicly challenged the U.S. Ambassador Paul Trivelli to stop trying to manipulate the Nicaraguan voting process. Our ads produced a strong defensive reaction from the Embassy.
"Nicaragua has announced plans to build a waterway linking the Pacific and Atlantic that would carry bigger ships than the existing Panama Canal."http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5405884.stm