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SUNS # 9030 Friday 29 November 2019

Trade : WTO budget blocked over lack of clarity on US-DG AB deal (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Several members refused on Wednesday (27 November) to approve the revised biennial budget for 2020 and 2021, finalized by Director-General Roberto Azevedo with the United States, due to lack of clarity on the controversial agreement for limiting expenses for three Appellate Body (AB) members, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : Fisheries subsidies talks must meet their development mandate (PRIV)
(Adam Wolfenden, Newcastle)
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.6 has given a clear mandate to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to discipline certain fisheries subsidies while respecting the mandate of special and differential treatment so that the interests of small fishers in developing and least developed countries are protected.

Development : IDB modernises crucial social and environmental safeguards (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is in the process of modernising the social and environmental safeguards that govern the financing of projects considered vital for the construction of sustainable infrastructure in the Latin American region.

Rights : Bangladeshi migrant female domestic workers face violence (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Millions of Bangladeshi women are facing violence either as domestic housemaids or as migrant workers in Gulf countries.

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