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SUNS # 8901 Tuesday 7 May 2019

Trade : South denounce efforts to hijack Doha talks on e-com, agriculture (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade envoys from a large majority of developing and least-developed countries on Friday denounced efforts by the United States and other developed countries to hijack the multilateral nego tiations on electronic commerce and agriculture of the Doha Work Program at the Worl d Trade Organization.

Trade : Systemic threats facing the WTO demand action from all, says DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
"The systemic threats we face demand action from us all," and members will need to do much more, "if we are to truly ri se to the historic challenge before us", Roberto Azevedo, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, said on 3 May.

West Africa : Fine line between cultural norms and child trafficking (PRIV)
(IPS, Cotonou)
On a bus in Cotonou, Benin's commercial capital, four Nigerian girls aged between 15 and 16 sit closely together as they are about to embark on the last part of their journey to M ali, where they are told that their new husbands, whom they never have met, awai t them.

Opinion : LGBTQI rights in the Balkans - a perpetual struggle (PRIV)
(IPS, Bucharest)
Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June.

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