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SUNS # 8998 Wednesday 16 October 2019
 
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Trade : WTO mired in "full-blown" crisis over US attacks on S&DT & AB   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The World Trade Organization is mired in a "full-blown crisis" because of the simultaneous attacks launched by the United States on the principles of non-discrimination, special & differential treatment (S&DT), and the Appellate Body (AB), many developing and least developed countries cautioned on Monday (14 October).

Trade : WTO DG voices sharp concern over impasse on new Rules chair   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo, at an informal meeting of the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) on Monday, urged members to quickly reach consensus on a new chair for the Doha Negotiating Group on Rules that is currently overseeing the negotiations on fisheries subsidies disciplines.

Environment : Making a whale of a difference to marine conservation   (IPS, Sydney) (PRIV)
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The thrill of watching a whale up close or schools of dolphins frolicking in an ocean are much sought after experiences today, boosting the demand for tours that provide people the opportunity to see these marine animals in their natural habitats.

Opinion : On sustainable funding of United Nations   (IPS, Kathmandu) (PRIV)
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The United Nations is faced with a financial crisis once again.


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