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SUNS # 8549 Tuesday 10 October 2017

Trade : MC11 will be scene for fierce US vs South battle (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December is going to be a fierce battle between the developing and poorest countries on the one side, and the United States on the other, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : CSOs urge WTO Members to abandon expansionist agenda (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Some 300 civil society organisations (CSOs) from more than 150 countries have raised the alarm that some members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are "pushing a dangerous and inappropriate new agenda" in the run-up to the WTO's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December.

WIPO : Brazil proposes discussion on WIPO's SDG implementation (PRIV)
(K. M. Gopakumar, Geneva)
Brazil has proposed discussion on the activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in relation to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in various committees of the Organization, especially the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP).

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