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SUNS # 8937 Tuesday 2 July 2019

Trade : South countries reject "Osaka Track" legitimising e-com pluri-talks   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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India, South Africa, and Indonesia rejected the "Osaka Track" at the G20 leaders' summit held on 28-29 June in Osaka, Japan that sought to legitimize the informal Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) group's plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce, participants told the SUNS.

Trade : South propose inclusive approach to WTO transparency, notifications   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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South Africa and India along with four other developing countries have proposed an "inclusive approach to transparency and notification requirements in the WTO [World Trade Organization]", challenging the developed countries on whether they "comply with their notification requirements or do so selectively," trade envoys told the SUNS.

Development : Blockchain releases farmers from the collateral trap   (IPS, Bulawayo) (PRIV)
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A Jamaican start-up has an innovative solution to help smallholder farmers - many of whom do not have the collateral demanded by financial institutions to access loans - build a track record of their production that is proving better than collateral.

Opinion : "Born a refugee, I dream of a place called home"   (IPS, Chapel Hill) (PRIV)
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I am a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world.

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