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SUNS # 8903 Thursday 9 May 2019

Trade : South countries soundly reject US proposal on "differentiation" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and least-developed countries have flatly rejected the proposal by the United S tates to introduce "differentiation" for availing special and differential treatment (S&DT) at the World Trade Organisation and its annexed agreements.

Trade : WTO GC gets progress report on process to resolve AB crisis (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO General Council (GC), at its meeting on Tuesday, heard a progress report from Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand, the facilitator of the informal process initiated under the auspic es of the WTO General Council to find ways to resolve the current crisis in the Appel late Body (AB).

Environment : Loss of biodiversity puts current and future generations at ri sk (PRIV)
(IPS, Paris)
An alarming report about the massive l oss of biodiversity around the world warns that future generations will be at r isk if urgent action isn't taken to protect the more than one million species of p lants and animals threatened with extinction.

Opinion : US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal - one year on (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
On 8 May last year, US President Donal d J. Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which sets limits on Iran's nuclear programme to ensure that it cannot produce nuclear weapons.

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