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SUNS # 8780 Wednesday 24 October 2018

Trade : US-EU-Japan's intrusive transparency proposal targets South (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States, the European Union, an d Japan are preparing the ground at the WTO for imposing the most intrusive transparency and notification requirements, including naming and shaming of countries failing to comply with timely deadlines, in what appears to be an enveloping trilateral initiative for targeting China and other developing c ountries at the global trade body, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Brazil initiates dispute over Chinese measures on sugar imports (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Brazil has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over certain measures imposed by China on imports of sug ar from Brazil.

United Nations : Over 200 million women still waiting for modern contracepti on (PRIV)
(IPS, Ottawa)
The international community will be commemorating two milestones in the history of population and development next year -- the 50th anniversary of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the 25th anniversary of a Programme of Action (PoA) adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo.

United Nations : Parliamentarians promote youth investment (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Parliamentarians from 36 countries met this weekend in Astana, Kazakhstan, to discuss the future of youth in C entral Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Mexico : Honduran migrant caravan moves northwards, defying all obstacles (PRIV)
(IPS, Tapachula)
A long chain of people is wind ing its way along the highways of Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state.

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