Virtual People's Summit on APEC

Welcome to the Virtual People's Summit on APEC. The purpose of this site is to inform and to broaden the discussion about trade liberalization and globalization in the Asia Pacific Region.

April 26 1999
This site is no longer being updated. For up-to-date information, please go to the Aotearoa/New Zealand APEC Monitoring Group Website.

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New Zealand: APEC 1999

Asia-Pacific Peoples' Assembly
This site has up-to-date information about the plans for the Asia-Pacific Peoples' Assembly which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 1998 

This site is updated weekly and includes new items of interest to people concerned about globalization and trade liberalization.

This site offers an opportunity for people to engage in discussions around the contentious issues. 

This includes sites as well as listservs of interest. If you would like to link your site with ours, please contact us. 

The 1997 People's Summit on APEC
This site contains the Proceedings from the 1997 People's Summit on APEC. 
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     Since the first meeting of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) ministers in Seattle in 1993, representatives of non-governmental organizations, environmental groups, women.s groups, unions and others have gathered to challenge APEC.s corporate-driven agenda. Parallel to the official APEC meetings in Bogor, Indonesia (1994), Kyoto, Japan (1995) and Manila, Philippines (1996), members of civil society continued to come together to demand an open, transparent and accountable APEC process, or, an end to the APEC process altogether.

     In November 1997, the 1997 People.s Summit on APEC was held in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Women, community activists, workers, environmentalists, members of international ngos, young people and people of faith from over 40 countries met to voice their concerns about the decisions being made behind closed doors at the official APEC meetings. 

     In November 1998, people will gather to question the benefits of trade liberalization and globalization in the Asia-Pacific Peoples' Assembly to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

The Virtual Summit project was implemented by staff and volunteers of the Vancouver CommunityNet, a non-profit society established in 1993 to provide community access to the Internet. The CommunityNet has links to many Vancouver Community groups, has listings of local events and sponsors public Internet access in libraries and around the city. 

Financial support for this project comes from the participants of the 1997 People's Summit on APEC and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. 

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