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When World Trade Organization negotiations came to a standstill in the early 2000s, global economic rulemaking was dispersed among a myriad of complex bilateral and multilateral relationships, creating new hurdles to public scrutiny of international treaties. Bilaterals.org, created in 2004 by civil society organizations around the world, and today a project of GRAIN, Fundación Privada, brings together information and analysis about these agreements in one user-friendly platform. It monitors the negotiation, ratification, and implementation of important trade agreements to expose links between them, the geopolitical agendas they serve, and the corporate interests driving them.
Bilaterals.org equips organizations and movements working to defend and broaden citizens’ voices in international law and treaties that could have a dramatic impact on their livelihoods, environment, and democracy. The site reaches more than 1.2 million users, including policymakers, journalists, academics, and advocates, with over 40,000 articles in English, French, and Spanish.
Our online database includes grants made by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund over the past five years.