|April 26 1999
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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
Financial support for this project comes from the participants of the
1997 People's Summit on APEC and the Canadian Department of Foreign
and International Trade.