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SUNS # 8776 Thursday 18 October 2018

Trade : DG did not read report issued by WTO-IMF-WB at Bali last week! (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Tuesday that he has not had the opportunity to read the report on "Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth" prepared by his secretariat alo ng with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which calls for do ing away with the consensus principle to launch plurilateral negotiations, seve ral trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Members warn demise of AB is the worst crisis facing the WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of members of the World Trade Organization on Tuesday warned that the worst existential crisis faci ng their trade body at this juncture is the possible demise of the Appellate B ody (AB), the highest adjudicating arm for resolving global trade disputes.

Trade : South call for expeditious conclusion of DDA talks, oppose new issue s (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and poores t countries on Tuesday demanded the expeditious conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) trade negotiations while opposing the aggressive attempts to pursue plurilateral negotiations in new issues without multilat eral approval, several trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : DG points to escalating trade tensions, no progress on AB impasse (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A continued escalation of trade tensions is a real possibility, with some early warning signs of its effects being already see n, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, sa id on Tuesday.

Africa : Students go green to end global energy poverty (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
In Africa, over 640 million people - almost double the population of the United States - have no access to elect ricity, with many relying on dirty sources of energy for heating, cooking and light ing.

Africa : Helping Ethiopia achieve green growth (PRIV)
(IPS, Addis Ababa)
As Ethiopia undergoes a period o f unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) i s partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure that this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoidin g the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

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