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SUNS # 8724 Wednesday 18 July 2018

Trade : EU's proposed reforms could turn WTO into a plurilateral body (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union has intensified its ef forts for pursuing far-reaching reforms at the World Trade Organization that woul d effectively hollow out the principle of the consensus-based decision-making process, special and differential flexibilities (S&DT) for developing count ries, and transform the multilateral body into a plurilateral organisation, trade env oys told SUNS.

Environment : Calls for precaution on "gene drives" at Biodiversity meeting (PRIV)
(Lim Li Ching, London)
Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), at a subsidiary meeting, have called for precaution when addressing organisms containing engineered gene drives.

Thailand : Greening the way for first green and smart city (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
Thailand's industrial sector mu st focus on sustainable and green development to remain competitive in the reg ion.

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