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SUNS # 8921 Friday 7 June 2019

Trade : Trump steps up pressure on South to forgo S&DT   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States President Donald Trump has stepped up pressure on developing countries to "forego special and differential treatment in current and future WTO [World Trade Organization] negotiations" so as to make the inter-governmental trade body as a viable forum for meaningful trade negotiations.

Trade : China proposes "cap-based" approach on fisheries subsidies   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China has unveiled at the World Trade Organization, "a cap-based approach" for prohibiting certain subsidies that contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and for eliminating subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Opinion : Transforming society, financialization destroys social solidarity   (IPS, Penang/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Penang/Kuala Lumpur, 4 Jun (IPS/Michael Lim Mah Hui and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Finance has not stopped at dominating the real economy. The tentacles of finance have reached into significant, if not most parts of society.

UN : World's displacement crises worsened by lack of funds, political will   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The world's 10 most displacement crises - rendering millions of people homeless - have continued to worsen due either to political neglect, a shortage of funds or lack of media attention, according to a new report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

Environment : Mobilisation needed for climate-related disasters   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Climate-related displacement and food insecurity is not a future possibility, but it is already happening and it's only projected to worsen without urgent action in coming years.

Opinion : We must do more to speed up ending fossil fuel subsidies   (IPS, Nairobi) (PRIV)
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Fossil fuels - oil, gas, coal and their derivatives - pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to dangerous levels.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Pentecost holiday in Europe, the next issue SUNS #8922 will appear on 11 June.

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