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SUNS # 8889 Tuesday 16 April 2019

Development : South needs data digitalization policies, say CSO experts   (Deborah James, Washington DC) (PRIV)
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Data is emerging as the center of the new economy, and it is imperative that developing countries are able to obtain economic value from the data that their citizens are generating, and formulate and implement digital industrialization policies ensuring equitable local control, policies similar to those that developed countries took during their industrialisation.

Trade : US leaning towards China's demand for "two-way" enforcement system   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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As the United States bends towards China's demand for a "two-way, fair and equal" enforcement system for the resolution of bilateral trade disputes, a new norm is sought to be established in the global trading system to make irrelevant the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement mechanism.

United Nations : Civil society under attack in name of counterterrorism   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Counterterrorism measures are not only affecting extremist groups, but are also impacting a crucial sector for peace and security in the world - civil society.

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