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SUNS # 8678 Wednesday 9 May 2018

Trade : WTO secretariat slated by DCs over its work on pluris, ignoring DDA (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India, South Africa, and several other developing and least-developed countries on Monday (7 May) have raised a re d flag at the World Trade Organization, over the Secretariat's controversial role in deliberately advancing work on the plurilateral initiatives while ignoring multilateral work on unresolved mandated issues of the Doha work program, t rade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Concerns voiced over trade tensions, AB blockage at HOD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A large number of developing and developed countries, without naming the United States, have castigated it over its re cent unilateral trade measures as well as its continued blockage of appointments to the WTO's Appellate Body.

Latin America : From the Syrian war to Argentina (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Fares al Badwan moved to Buenos Aires alone, from Syria, in 2011. He was 17 years old then and the armed co nflict in his country had just broken out.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Ascension holidays in Europe, the next issue SUNS #8679 will app ear on 14 May.

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