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SUNS # 8627 Thursday 22 February 2018

Trade : AB impasse accentuated by DG's silence, voting mooted by some (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The grave crisis facing the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body (AB) is being accentuated by the continued silence of the World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo over the destructive role played by the United States.

United Nations : Former DG Lamy points to a "WTO minus the US" scenario (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Highlighting the threat of a United States trade "offensive" at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) including its blocking of the selection processes for the appointments of three Appellate Body members, former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy has suggested that one possible outcome of this US move would be that the other countries at the WTO build "a WTO minus the US".

Opinion : African brain drain - is there an alternative? (PRIV)
(IPS, Douala)
"Brain drain is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa," says the World Economic Outlook (October 2016), a report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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