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SUNS # 8857 Friday 1 March 2019

Trade : South countries firmly oppose change in S&DT architecture (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China, India, South Africa and many other countries on Wednesday (27 February) firmly opposed any change in the curre nt architecture for special and differential treatment (S&DT) at the World Tra de Organization, rejecting calls from the United States and its allies to intr oduce "differentiation" among developing countries for availing the S&DT, trade e nvoys told SUNS.

Trade : AB impasse is of utmost concern and urgency, says WTO DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The impasse in the WTO's Appellate Body (AB ) is "clearly of utmost concern and urgency", and WTO Members need to come up with answers and start working on all possible options now, the Director-Ge neral of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, said on Wednesday.

UN : Accused of failing to move aggressively against sexual abuse (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations, which prides itse lf with a "zero tolerance" policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, has come u nder relentless fire for failing to match its words with deeds - specifically in relation to some of the high-profile cases that have jolted the Organization.

Africa : Developing agriprenuers to save Nigeria's youth from crime (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
When Lawrence Afere told his parent s he was going into farming rather than getting a job in Nigeria's lucrative oil and gas sector, they swore he was bewitched.

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