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SUNS # 8803 Monday 26 November 2018

Trade : North waging new form of trade warfare, undermining sovereign rights (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developed countries led by the United States and Australia have resorted to a new form of trade-related warfare a t the World Trade Organization - issuing counter-notifications against the develo ping countries, undermining the "sovereign" rights of these countries, trade env oys told SUNS.

Trade : US continues to block AB appointments (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States, at a meeting of the Disp ute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation on 21 November, again blocked the consensus to launch the selection processes to fill four vacanc ies on the seven-member Appellate Body (AB).

Environment : Expectations high for first global blue economy conference (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
In a matter of da ys the world's blue economy actors and experts will converge in Nairobi, Kenya for the first ever global conference on sustainable blue economy.

Q&A : How to transition Cambodia to a green growth model (PRIV)
(IPS, Phnom Penh)
Driven by garment exports, touri sm and construction, Cambodia has sustained an average growth rate of 7.7 perc ent between 1995 to 2017, making this Southeast Asian nation the sixth fastest-growing economy in the world.

Opinion : Start of an important global conversation on the blue economy (PRIV)
(IPS, Ottawa)
This November, Canada, along with Kenya and Japan, is proud to host the world's first global conference focused on the world's ocean economy - the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

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