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SUNS # 9127 Thursday  28 May 2020


Trade: US-Kenya FTA could undermine "developmental" policies in Africa (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The proposed US-Kenya free trade agreement (FTA) could undermine attempts by several countries on the African continent to pursue "developmental" trade and industrial policies, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations: Will UN chief & senior management volunteer pay cuts? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As a spiralling financial crisis threatens to undermine the UN's day-to- day operations worldwide, a proposal being kicked around, outside the empty corridors of the UN, has triggered the question: will senior officials, including the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Under- Secretaries-General (USGs), including 60 heads of UN agencies, Funds and Programs, and Assistant Secretaries- General (ASGs), volunteer to take salary cuts - even as a symbolic gesture?

Latin America: Crisis hits oil industry and energy transition alike (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state- owned oil companies.

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