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SUNS # 8873 Monday 25 March 2019

Trade : WTO-MTS facing existential threat, needs political decisions   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its Multilateral Trading System (MTS) is facing an existential threat, and it is time that Members face up to this systemic crisis and resolve it at the highest decision-making levels, namely, the Ministerial Conference (MC), and the General Council (GC) when the MC is not in session.

Trade : US derides efforts at addressing its concerns over AB   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States chose to cock a snook, during a meeting at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday, for addressing the specific concerns it had raised against the Appellate Body's overreach or "judicial activism", trade envoys told SUNS.

Africa : Call for returnee migrants to join forces to fight irregular migration   (IPS, Cotonou) (PRIV)
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Elhadj Mohamed Diallo wants to make sure that others won't experience what he has lived through.

Kenya : How one teacher is lifting his students out of poverty with science   (IPS, Bulawayo) (PRIV)
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Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru County, situated in a remote, semi-arid part of Kenya's Rift Valley, could pass for an ordinary secondary school in any part of Africa. But ordinary it is not.

Opinion : UN's plan to offshore back-office jobs probably a waste of money   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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A $64 million plan to move 750 back office jobs from the UN's main duty stations to four new centralized service centres in Budapest, Montreal, Nairobi and Shenzhen, could end up being a waste of money.

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