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SUNS # 8988 Wednesday 2 October 2019

Trade : US blocks appointment of Jamaican envoy as Rules chair   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States and several other countries are understood to have blocked the appointment of Ambassador Cheryl K Spencer of Jamaica as the new chair for the Doha rules negotiating body that is currently overseeing the fisheries subsidies negotiations at the World Trade Organization, a South American trade envoy told the SUNS.

Trade : US remains isolated in blocking AB appointments   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States remained isolated at the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting on Monday over Washington's stand against the continuation of the Appellate Body (AB).

Trade : Turkey's measures on pharmaceutical products for dispute panel   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Monday agreed to establish a panel, at the request of the European Union, to examine certain measures imposed by Turkey concerning the production, importation and marketing of pharmaceutical products.

UN : A rising youth movement picks up where governments have failed   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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When the Youth Climate Summit concluded last week, Secretary- General Antonio Guterres predicted that if governments still lack the political will to make peace with nature, "there is huge hope in what the youth is doing all over the world".

Q&A : A new model for independent journalism in Slovakia   (IPS, Bratislava) (PRIV)
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In 2014, worried about editorial independence after local businessmen bought a substantial stake in the major Slovak daily newspaper they worked at, a small group of journalists left in protest and set up their own paper run solely by the journalists themselves to ensure impartiality.

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