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SUNS # 8815 Wednesday 12 December 2018

Trade : US urged not to terminate life of WTO's Appellate Body (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
An overwhelming majority of developing an d developed countries on Monday urged the United States at the World Trade Organization not to terminate the life of the Appellate Body (AB) through i ts intransigent position in repeatedly blocking the selection process for fill ing four AB vacancies, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : DDA issues must be addressed before considering WTO reform (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and least-developed countries on Monday insisted that the outstanding Doha Development Agenda (DDA) issues must be addressed before considering any new reforms at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Rise in trade restrictions, no breakthrough on AB impasse (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
There has been a dramatic rise in trade-restrictive measures, and WTO members must all respond to this situat ion, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Azevedo , said on Monday.

UN : US blasts migrant's compact - even as 180-plus countries embrace it (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As UN delegates met in Morocco to adopt a global compact to protect the rights and safety of refugees and mig rants (GCM), the Trump administration launched a blistering attack condemning it as a violation of national sovereignty.

UN : Global Compact for migration backed by most of the world (PRIV)
(IPS, Marrakech)
Safe, orderly and regular migrati on received support today, Dec. 10, with the adoption by 164 countries of the first-ever inter-governmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimension s of international migration.

UN : Remains defiant amid last-minute U-turns on Global Compact (PRIV)
(IPS, Marrakech)
Amidst negative sentiments and last-minute withdrawals from the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by some member countries, the United Nations says the regrettable decisions are being fuelled by misinformation.

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