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SUNS # 9050 Tuesday 21 January 2020

Trade : Davos meet to stress on resolving AB crisis, deal on fisheries (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade ministers from around 30 countries are expected to deliver later this week a strong message on the urgent need to resolve the crisis at the WTO's dispute settlement system and to conclude an agreement on fisheries subsidies at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, later this year, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United States : Might pull troops from West Africa, but who will it affect? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East politics, behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa.

Rights : Slovak journalist's trial a fundamental moment (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
As four people appear in court in Slovakia over the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, both 27, the trial is being seen by many as a historic moment for not just press freedom in the country but public faith in its justice system.

Opinion : UN reforms - from ideas to actions (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress.

Opinion : 2020 is the decade of action & it has to be a sprint (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Happy New Year, Kenya. 2020 marks a decade of action towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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