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SUNS # 8896 Monday 29 April 2019
 
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Development : A new multilateralism for a global green new deal   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A renewed multilateralism is required to provide the global public goods needed to deliver shared prosperity and a healthy planet, to cooperate and coordinate policy initiatives demanding collective action, mitigate common risks, and ensure that no nation's pursuit of these broader goals infringes on the ability of other nations to pursue them.

Trade : Regulatory provisions and exceptions in USMCA wide, says academic   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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US trade law academic and blogger, Prof. Simon Lester, in a post at the IELP blog, has questioned and cast doubts on claims that the rules of the proposed e-commerce plurilateral negotiations, based on TPP/USMCA model, can restrict regulatory rights of signatory governments now or in future.

Trade : China to push back on e-com demands by US and allies in pluri-talks   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China is expected to push back against the maximalist demands raised by the United States, Japan, and Australia in the ongoing plurilateral negotiations for electronic commerce rules at the World Trade Organization. Beijing would oppose the removal of restrictions on data flows, elimination of mandatory requirements for storing data in local servers, and doing away with the curbs on web services and cloud-computing, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Empowering girls through sport   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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For too long, women and girls have been excluded from the playing field - literally. But now, many are paving the way in the fight against gender inequality through sports.


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