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SUNS # 8876 Thursday 28 March 2019

Trade : DSB 26 March meeting postponed until further notice (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A regular meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) scheduled for 26 March was unexpectedly postponed until further notice, purportedly over US objections to an agenda item prop osed by the government of Venezuela.

Opinion : World Bank financializing development (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 26 Mar (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- The World Bank has successfully legitimized the notion that private finance is the solution to pressing development and welfare concern s, including achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Agenda 2030.

El Salvador : Monoculture crops threaten community water projects (PRIV)
(IPS, San Carlos Lempa)
For nearly three decades, several communities in southeastern El Salvador have collectively and effic iently managed the water they consume, but monoculture production and climate chan ge put their water at risk.

Q&A : Guyana's roadmap to become a green state (PRIV)
(IPS, Georgetown)
In 2008, the then president of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, established within the Ministry of the Presidency t he Office of Climate Change.

Culture : French museum puts spotlight on immigrants' musical impact (PRIV)
(IPS, Paris)
Amid the morass of Brexit and continuous debates on immigration, a French museum has launched a thought-provoking exhibition about music and migration.

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