Homenet SEA Participates in the NGO Lobby Effort In Hongkong

Homenet Southeast Asia succeeded in being accredited by the WTO as an NGO focusing on trade issues. This entitled the network to a number of official representatives to the WTO Ministerial Meeting held in Hongkong on January 13 -18, 2005. Representing Homenet SEA in the NGO Lobby Effort were: :Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo, Regional Coordinator; Olive Parilla of Homenet Philippines- PATAMABA (because if its long-term engagement in fair trade advocacy through its Oxfam Project); Hesti Wijaya, National Coordinator of Homenet Indonesia, and Orapin Wimolpusit, HomenetThailand (which has been concerned with fair trade since the beginning of the UNIFEM project in 2001).

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