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SUNS # 8575 Wednesday 15 November 2017

Trade : US transparency proposal criticised at WTO Goods Council (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States proposal, setting out stringent procedures on transparency and notification requirements under the WTO Agreements including penalties, was criticised at a meeting of the WTO Goods Council on 10 November by over a dozen WTO Members, both developed and developing.

Climate : Addressing "equity" in global stocktake under the Paris Agreement (PRIV)
(TWN, Bonn)
On 11 Nov, Parties to the UNFCCC's Ad hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) had an interesting exchange on how equity can be operationalized in the global stocktake (GST) that will take place in 2023.

Pacific Islands : Climate change poses alarming threat to food security (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
A high-level meeting of political leaders - hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) - sounded an ominous warning: that climate change poses an "alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific Islands."

United Nations : Aid groups sound alarm on DRC crisis (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn.

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