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SUNS # 9051 Wednesday 22 January 2020

Trade : Azevedo calls for discussions on possible venue for MC13 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organisation's Director-General Roberto Azevedo has suggested that the time has come to discuss possible venues for the 13th ministerial conference (MC13) at the end of 2021, as there will be only 18 months left after the 12th ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June this year, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : FDI flows flat in 2019, marginal rise this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows reached $1.39 trillion in 2019, a 1% decline from a revised $1.41 trillion in 2018, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

UN : Geneva staff battles UN chief over unequal pay & illegal salary cuts (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year, the financially-crippled Organization is also saddled with a rash of administrative problems, plus an ongoing cash crisis, perhaps one of the worst in history.

Opinion : Pro-growth demographic dogma (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Whenever the issue of population comes up, pro-growth demographic dogma invariably dominates.

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