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SUNS # 8589 Tuesday 5 December 2017

Trade : Ever changing narrative in Argentina ban of NGOs for MC11   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The narrative and official explanations advanced by the organs of the Government of Argentina, the host for the World Trade Organisation's MC11, for banning of some 60-odd individuals from 20 non-governmental organisations accredited to the Conference by the WTO has been getting curiouser and curiouser, making a mockery of "national security" claims based on which the bans have been imposed.

Trade : DG queers pitch on partial outcome on subsidised IUU vessels   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The World Trade Organization's director-general Roberto Azevedo on Friday queered the pitch for a partial outcome to prohibit subsidies for vessels contributing to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing at the eleventh ministerial conference beginning in six days, several trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : Makes record appeal for humanitarian aid next year   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The UN has made its largest appeal to work towards reaching the more than 135 million people across the world in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

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