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SUNS # 8533 Monday 18 September 2017

Trade : Argentina's "authoritarian" MC11 agenda views rile South nations (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Argentina, which is hosting the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires from 10 December, has warned members to drop proposals for MC11, such as the elimination of most trade-distorting domestic subsidies - the Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) - proposed by China and India, on grounds that it will lead to the breakdown of the conference, sources told SUNS.

United Nations : Need for a global new deal that is anti-austerity (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
There is need for a "global new deal" that is anti-austerity and puts reflation, full employment and decent jobs ahead of tackling inflation and government debt, a senior official at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Caribbean : Picks up the pieces after monster storm (PRIV)
(IPS, Road Town)
When Hurricane Irma ripped through the British Virgins Islands (BVI) on September 6, claiming seven lives, injuring an unknown number of people and destroying built infrastructure as well as significantly damaging the natural environment, the ferocity of the storm shocked many of the islands' residents, including 72-year-old Egbert Smith, who has lived through plenty of severe storms.

Caribbean : Young artists get passionate about renewable energy (PRIV)
(IPS, Port of Spain)
Conversations about renewable and sustainable energy don't typically include artistic ideas on the subject.

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