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SUNS # 8560 Wednesday 25 October 2017

Trade : Outcome unlikely on domestic regulation in services at MC11 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The proposed multilateral outcome on enhanced disciplines for domestic regulation in trade in services by major developed and some developing countries at the upcoming World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires almost evaporated on Monday (23 October) following unbridgeable divisions on the need to finalize any decision at this juncture, trade negotiators told SUNS.

Trade : UAE blocks Qatari panel request over trade restrictions (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A panel request by Qatar to examine measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that affect trade in goods and services, and trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights was blocked by the UAE at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Monday.

Development : Good men should not be quiet spectators in sexual assaults (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week have crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault.

Development : Women - major drivers & beneficiaries of poverty eradication (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations General Assembly.

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