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SUNS # 8722 Monday 16 July 2018

Trade : US criticised for starting "trade war", undermining WTO's credibilit y (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China severely criticized the United Stat es on Thursday for undermining the "authority" and "credibility" of the World Tra de Organization (WTO) by openly "defying" previous rulings against the Special 301 and by pointing a "gun" at the "other party" during discussions for resolvi ng differences.

Trade : Switzerland initiates dispute at WTO over US S.232 tariffs (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Switzerland has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the additional duties imposed by the United States under Section 232 of its trade law on imports of steel and aluminium products from Switzerland.

Development : A UN Parliament gains support in age of divisive political lea ders (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A long-standing proposal for the crea tion of a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) is slowly gathering momentum.

United Nations : A gender-specific approach to counter-terrorism (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Understanding the different way tha t terrorists target women and how to prevent their recruitment could play a significant role in counter-terrorism efforts, and is gaining increased rec ognition among the international community.

Europe : Needs to stop the criminal business behind immigration (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Debating on migration as an emergency is a huge mistake and treating it as such opens the door for illegal and unfair activities, says a migration expert.

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