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SUNS # 8731 Friday 27 July 2018

Trade : WTO investment facilitation & technical assistance activities deferr ed (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO General Council Chair Ambassador Junichi Ihara of Japan on Thursday informed members that all decisions concerning the activities and technical assistance projects being pursued b y the Secretariat on investment facilitation "are deferred".

Trade : WTO DG urges everyone to speak up for trade (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Roberto Azevedo on Wednesday called on everyone who believes that trade is a force for good to speak up, arguing that "silence is as dam aging as any action that leads to a trade war."

United Nations : Sustainable agriculture to end world hunger (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Significantly more investment is needed to lift hundreds of millions of rural poor out of poverty and make agriculture environmentally sustainable, according to Rob Vos, director of the markets, trade and institutions division at the International Food Policy R esearch Institute (IFPRI).

Central America : Half of youth from poor neighbourhoods want to migrate (PRIV)
(IPS, San Jose)
La Carpio is an island of poverty on the outskirts of Costa Rica's capital, surrounded by the country's most pollute d waters, the Torres River, on one side and a massive garbage dump on the other.

Opinion : HIV-TB connection - key to ending infections (PRIV)
(IPS, London)
A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who ha ve sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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