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SUNS # 8822 Friday 21 December 2018

Trade : ICs still planning to launch e-com pluri-talks at Davos (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
In an attempt to paralyze the World Trade Organization's multilateral discussions on e-commerce under the 1998 work program, trade ministers of major developed countries along with their alli es from developing countries are planning to issue a political statement for launch ing the plurilateral negotiations on e-commerce, trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : Africa must develop its own agenda for digital industrializ ation (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
African countries must develop their own agenda for digital industrialization, several African civil society organis ations (CSOs) have said following the conclusion of UNCTAD's Africa eCommerce Week at Nairobi, Kenya on 14 December.

Climate : The key decisions on the Paris Agreement implementation rules (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Penang)
Following the adoption of the Paris Agreeme nt (PA) in 2015 and its ratification the following year, developed and develop ing countries had been engaged in a battle of interpretation over the rules for implementation of the agreement.

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