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SUNS # 8385 Monday 23 January 2017

Trade : LDCs push for concrete outcomes at MC11 on agri domestic support (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Despite the uncertainty and unpredictability induced by the new Trump administration's unilateral demands in global trade, the least-developed countries have raised the antennae for concrete outcomes for reducing trade-distorting domestic support at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires later this year.

Labour : Global unemployment to rise by 3.4 million this year, says ILO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly to 5.8 per cent in 2017, representing an increase in the number of unemployed globally of 3.4 million compared with 2016, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.

United States : Trump trade strategy unclear (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury, Kuala Lumpur)
US President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will take the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the first day of his presidency in January 2017.

United States : Were UN plans to ban nukes pre-empted by Trump? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
UN member states wanting to ban nuclear weapons may make little headway iná2017, after US President-elect Donald Trump pre-empted their agreement by proposing to expand the United States nuclear arsenal.

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