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SUNS # 8592 Friday 8 December 2017

Trade : MC11 chair appoints "facilitators" without prior consensus of Members (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chairperson for the Buenos Aires ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization, Ms. Susana Malcorra, on Wednesday (6 December) appointed five facilitators, including Kenya's minister Amina Mohamed for finalizing the outcomes in agriculture.

Trade : Draft decision on fisheries subsidies goes to MC11 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 6 December agreed to forward a draft decision on fisheries subsidies to trade ministers to consider at the WTO's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December.

Health : Action needed to avoid the end of modern medicine (PRIV)
(IPS, Penang)
The next time you have a bad cold and reach for the antibiotics left over from your last visit to the doctor, think again.

Finance : Strengthening governments to cope with PPPs (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged in recent years as the development "flavour of the decade" in place of aspects of the old Washington Consensus.

Development : "Migrants deserve dignity," says CIVICUS (PRIV)
(IPS, Suva)
Continuing his "America First" approach, President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of a proposed United Nations global compact seeking an agreement to protect the safety and rights of migrants and refugees.

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