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SUNS # 8866 Thursday 14 March 2019

Trade : US, working closely with DG, pushing for WTO reforms (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer has stated categorically that Washingto n is aggressively pushing for comprehensive reforms at the World Trade Organization by "work[ing] closely with the very-able Director-General Robe rto Azevedo."

Opinion : Multilateralism - a testimony (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva/Rome)
F or over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace an d development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably unde r strain.

Opinion : Promoting privatization (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Privatization has been central to the "neo-liberal" counter-revolution from the 1970s against gove rnment economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development.

UN : Gender quotas help women parliamentarians to rise in numbers (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), based in Switzerland, released its annual report on the representati on of women legislators worldwide, four of the top five countries were from the developing world.

UN : A $3 trillion opportunity that UN Environment wants people to develop (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
In the East African region, communi ties around the continent's largest water body, Lake Victoria, regard the water hyacinth as a great menace that clogs the lake and hampers their fishing activities.

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