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SUNS # 8907 Wednesday 15 May 2019

Trade : Delhi meet calls for strengthening WTO-MTS, promoting development (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, New Delhi)
Trade ministers from 17 developing and least-developed countries on Tuesday called for strengthening the World Tra de Organization and promoting "development and inclusivity" in the multilatera l trading system (MTS).

Trade : China to stand firm against the US in protecting its policy space (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, New Delhi)
In the escalating trade war between th e United States and China, Beijing will remain firm on issues of safeguarding its policy space and on a fair and balanced enforcement mechanism for addressin g any breaches by either side, a Chinese trade official told the SUNS.

United Nations : Spotlighting the "abilities" in "disabilities" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The power of sport can help make global sustainable development a reality, and such power transcends cultural, linguistic and even physical barriers.

Opinion : "America First" as a threat to multilateralism (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm/Rome)
On 25 April, Joseph Biden announced his candidacy for the US presidency, declaring that his decision was based on fears of Trump being re-elected: "He will forever and fundamentall y alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and w atch that happen."

Opinion : Urgent action to stop crises of nature's destruction & climate cha nge (PRIV)
(IPS, London)
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' report on the global state of biodiver sity is shocking but not entirely surprising.

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