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SUNS # 8793 Monday 12 November 2018

Trade : EU steps up campaign for changes to dispute settlement system   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The European Union has stepped up a concerted campaign for making procedural and substantive changes in the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization under the dubious banner of addressing the concerns raised by the United States at the cost of making developing and poorest countries pay a heavy price for problems created by the developed countries, sources told SUNS.

Finance : Rising debt in developing countries becoming a formidable obstacle   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Rising debt and financial vulnerabilities in the developing world are fast turning into a formidable obstacle for sustainable development in general, and for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in particular, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

United Nations : Marco Napoli, 86, ensured the survival of IPS at UN   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Marco Napoli, who passed away on November 6, began his early professional career as a New York-based correspondent for several international news organizations, including the Italian Il Progresso News, back in the 1960s, long before he was Regional Director, IPS North America.

Opinion : Only acting together can we stop the rise in malnutrition   (IPS, Santiago) (PRIV)
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Santiago, 8 Nov (IPS/Julio Berdergue, Marita Perceval and Miguel Barreto*) -- The number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exceeded 39 million people.

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