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SUNS # 9055 Tuesday 28 January 2020

Trade : US, EU to push for changes to S&DT, notifications at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The informal trade ministerial meeting of more than 35 countries in Davos on 24 January has revealed that there will be an aggressive push for fundamental changes in the World Trade Organisation's rules on Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT) as well as notification provisions at the WTO's twelfth ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June, participants told the SUNS.

Opinion : Inequality, stagnation & instability - new normal for finance capitalism (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and recession created a widespread concern that advanced economies suffered from a chronic demand gap and faced the spectre of stagnation.

UN : When cash crisis undermines rights, are torturers key beneficiaries? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN's ongoing cash crisis, which has virtually destabilized the Organization's day-to-day operations, has also undermined the human rights mandate of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC).

UN : Experts laud ICJ order on Myanmar to halt all genocidal conduct (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community.

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