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SUNS # 8949 Thursday 18 July 2019

Trade : AB upholds compliance ruling against US in Chinese goods dispute   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has upheld the findings of a compliance panel report that had concluded that the United States had not fully complied with an earlier WTO ruling concerning countervailing duties imposed by the US on a range of Chinese goods.

United Nations : US de-funds UNFPA for third consecutive year   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations - and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments - has withheld its annual contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) - for the third consecutive year.

United Nations : Islamic State probe unit kicks into gear   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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A United Nations-backed probe into atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq has frequently been criticised for making slow progress during its first two years of operations. Lately, that could be changing.

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