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SUNS # 8858 Monday 4 March 2019

Trade : US suffers major setback over proposal to deny S&DT to South (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States suffered a humiliating setback Thursday (28 February) at the World Trade Organization on its propo sal to deny special and differential treatment (S&DT) to several developing cou ntries.

Trade : Thai envoy to chair WTO General Council this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Ambassador Sunanta Kangvalkulkij of Thailand will be the new Chair of the WTO General Council this year. She replaces Ambassador Junichi Ihara of Japan.

United Nations : "A year of shame" for Middle East and North Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Human rights violations are at an all-time high in the Middle East and North Africa, and global indifferen ce is only making it worse.

Opinion : De-radicalization and the defeat of ISIS (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The defeat of ISIS in Middle East and North African battlefields is now a reality.

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