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SUNS # 8561 Thursday 26 October 2017

Trade : MC11 becoming a North-South battle (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires in December is increasingly transforming itself into a North-South battle on unresolved trade issues of the Doha Work Program (DWP).

Trade : DG, Chairs of WTO Doha bodies on state of play ahead of MC11 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An informal Heads of Delegations (HoD) meeting held just some seven weeks before the WTO eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires heard an assessment by the Director-General as well as reports by the chairs of the various negotiating bodies under the Doha Work Programme on the state of play so far on the key issues in the negotiations.

Environment : World campaign to clean torrents of plastic dumped in oceans (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in the world campaign to beat pollution by countering the torrents of plastic trash that are degrading oceans and endangering the life they sustain, the UN has strengthened its massive efforts to clean up the seas, which are the Earth's main buffer against climate change.

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