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SUNS # 8680 Tuesday 15 May 2018

Trade : US aiming to make flawed and skewed UR agri-disciplines permanent (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India has categorically dismissed a counter-notification from the United States at the World Trade Organization that India breached the permissible limits for trade-distorting domestic support for wheat and rice as per the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture.

Trade : KEI on Trump's efforts to raise drug prices internationally (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States-based non-governmental organisation Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) has voiced concerns over efforts by the administration of US President Donald Trump to force price increases for drugs sold in foreign countries.

Trade : Trump's solution to drug companies - round up foreign country target s (PRIV)
(Brook K. Baker, Boston)
President Trump famously declared on the campaign trail that drug companies were "getting away with murder" a nd that his administration would tackle the problem of extortionate drug prici ng.

Palestine : HR experts ask Israel to end disproportionate use of force (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has asked Israel to put an immediate end to the disproportionate use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza strip and refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and ensure prompt and unimpeded access to medical treatment to injured Palestinians.

Climate : Paris work programme to be coherent and balanced (PRIV)
(TWN, Bonn)
The UNFCCC's Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), one of the main bodies responsible for enabling the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA), adopted conclusions at its clos ing plenary on 10 May, the last day of the climate talks in Bonn, Germany.

Climate : Developed countries oppose process to set new collective finance g oal (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Bonn)
At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, held under the UNFCCC, developed countries are opposed to the launch of a proces s to set a new collective goal on finance that takes into account the needs a nd priorities of developing countries.

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