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SUNS # 8956 Monday 29 July 2019

Trade : EU, Canada agree on interim appeal arbitration arrangement   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The European Union and Canada on Thursday (25 July) announced their agreement on a bilateral interim arbitration procedure on appeals over panel rulings, acknowledging that the WTO's Appellate Body (AB) would become dysfunctional if "the blockage of new appointments" in the AB persists.

United Nations : Horn of Africa drought threatens re-run of famines past   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Humanitarian groups and the United Nations are warning of another drought in the Horn of Africa, threatening a repeat of the deadly dry spell and famine that claimed lives in Somalia and its neighbours eight years ago.

Health : US leads donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS amidst overall decline   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here.

Opinion : Spirit of Olympics & UN's Development Agenda   (IPS, Geneva) (PRIV)
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As I reflect on the varied views and perspectives that emerged during the Human Rights Council's Social Forum 2018 - where the theme of Olympic ideal and inclusive sports and their contribution to the promotion of the human rights, peace and development through sports were extensively deliberated on - I observed an immediate connect with the preparations that are currently underway for the hosting of the Olympics 2024 in France.

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