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SUNS # 9011 Monday 4 November 2019

Trade : Indian export subsidies held WTO-illegal (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A dispute panel at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has largely ruled that some export promotion measures adopted by India are inconsistent with its WTO obligations and that these prohibited export subsidies should be withdrawn.

Trade : US wins on India's export subsidy schemes (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States won a trade dispute against India at the World Trade Organization on Thursday (31 October), with a dispute panel having upheld the US complaint against several of India's export subsidy schemes on grounds for violating the core provisions of the WTO's Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM).

Latin America : Going with the wind - transition to clean energy (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN Climate Action Summit 2019, which took place in the days leading up to the 74th UN General Assembly, delivered new pathways and practical actions for governments and private sector to intensify climate action.

Health : World closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In a "historic achievement for humanity", two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced (on 24 October), following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely.

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