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SUNS # 8503 Monday 17 July 2017

Trade : South nations for ending AMS, cuts in "green box" in agriculture (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developing countries on Wednesday (12 July) called for the elimination of Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) as well as significant reduction commitments of minimally trade-distorting green box programs in the developed countries in the ongoing Doha agriculture negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : EU, Indonesia table revised proposals on fisheries subsidies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Both the European Union and Indonesia have introduced their revised proposals on fisheries subsidies at an informal meeting of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules on Thursday.

Finance : Reforming the international financial system (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Kuala Lumpur)
When we fail to act on lessons from a crisis, we risk exposing ourselves to another one.

Development : We have to reclaim the public policy space for SDGs (PRIV)
(IPS, Bonn)
At the High-Level Political Forum which currently takes place at the United Nations in New York, several events, for instance, a SDG Business Forum, are devoted to the critical role of business and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Mideast : The Arab youth bulge and the parliamentarians (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome/Amman)
More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates - more than half of all the regional jobless population - and inadequate education and health provision, in particular among young women.

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