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SUNS # 8512 Friday 28 July 2017

Trade : Developing nations and LDCs reject new E-com work programme (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (26 July) rejected proposals from major developed countries and their allies in the developing world for a new work program for electronic commerce for addressing cross-cutting issues, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : General Council elects Vice-Chairs for MC11, amends TPR mechanism (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The General Council of the World Trade Organisation on 26 July elected the three Vice-Chairs for the eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 10-13 December 2017.

United Nations : Sinking island seeks seat in Security Council (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The Maldives, one of the world's low-lying, small island developing states (SIDS) - threatened with extinction because of a sea-level rise - is shoring up its coastal defences in anticipation of the impending calamity.

United Nations : Migrant contributions to development (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Despite the "undeniable" benefits of migration, barriers including public misconceptions continue to hinder positive development outcomes, participants said during a series of thematic consultations here on safe, orderly, and regular migration.

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