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SUNS # 8890 Wednesday 17 April 2019

Trade : India mini-ministerial at time of grave crisis at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
When developing countries concert at the informal ministerial meeting in New Delhi on 13 May, it remains to be seen whether they can build a robust narrative and coalition for "ensuring devel opment at the heart of the multilateral trading system" and on the agenda and outc omes in any negotiations.

Development : South nations take firm stand on geo-economics of data (PRIV)
(Parminder Singh, New Delhi)
The three-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on E-commerce and the Digital Economy, during the recent eCommerce Week at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), marked a very significant political shift in international discussions on geo-economics of data.

Opinion : World Bank dispossessing rural poor (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 16 Apr (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- The World Bank's Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the co rporate sector.

Q&A : Building resilience through waste diversion and reduction (PRIV)
(IPS, Castries)
Jua Kali is a social enterprise ta ckling waste management and helping to reduce reliance on St. Lucia's only landfil l, which will reach the end of its lifespan in 2023.

Health : Missing data, inefficient drug distribution tops list of leprosy ch allenges (PRIV)
(IPS, Pohnpei)
It's a good day for Dexter, a 25-year-ol d fisherman from Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. He's just bee n told that he is cured of leprosy.

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