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SUNS # 8952 Tuesday 23 July 2019
 
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Trade : South challenges US and allies' narrative on WTO "reforms"   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A large majority of developing countries led by South Africa, India, and the African Group, have challenged the narrative advanced by the United States and other developed countries that seek to fundamentally alter consensus-based decision-making under the banner of WTO reforms, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : Reform process a serious test for the WTO, says DG   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The "reform" of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) "is already happening" and what is clear is that this reform process is a "serious test" for this organisation, according to Roberto Azevedo, the WTO Director-General.

UN : Will a global fund help deliver UN's development agenda?   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The United Nations, which has been tracking both the successes and failures of its highly-ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development, has warned that "progress has been slow" in many of the 17 Goals after four years of implementation.

Health : A lifelong battle against the "disease of silence"   (IPS, Brasilia) (PRIV)
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Yohei Sasakawa has dedicated half of his 80 years of life to combating the "disease of silence" and is still fighting the battle, as president of the Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation (WHO) goodwill ambassador for elimination of leprosy, formally known as Hansen's Disease.


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