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SUNS # 8534 Tuesday 19 September 2017

Trade : North declares war on S&DT and improvements at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States and other major developed countries seem to have declared a war against proposals for specific improvements in special and differential flexibilities as demanded by a large majority of developing and poorest countries at the upcoming World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires from 10 December, several trade negotiators told SUNS.

United Nations : A global new deal needed to build more inclusive economies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A global new deal that fosters proactive fiscal policies, along with coordinated strategies that address the triple challenges of large inequalities, demographic change and environmental problems, has been advocated by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

United Nations : World hunger on the rise again (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major joint United Nations report has just revealed.

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