SUNS - South North Development Monitor
     INDEX        ARCHIVE        SEARCH        FROM GATT TO THE WTO        ABOUT
SUNS # 9056 Wednesday 29 January 2020

Trade : US continues to block appointment of new AB members (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States has again blocked a joint proposal by 120 WTO members calling for the start of the selection process to fill six vacancies on the seven-member Appellate Body (AB).

UN : Investor-State dispute settlement "reform" discussions at UNCITRAL (PRIV)
(Kinda Mohamadieh, Geneva)
The UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III held its resumed 38th session between 20 and 24 January in Vienna to discuss reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).

UN : China ranked world's second largest arms producer trailing behind US (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Donald Trump, the vociferously unpredictable US president, has long chastised China for seeking "unfair" advantage over trade and tariffs, violating intellectual property rights and "manipulating" the country's currency to its advantage.

Africa : Nations caught in conflict re-commit to inclusive education (PRIV)
(IPS, Djibouti City)
Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh knows that his country is in need of an education system that is "innovative, based on universal principles and values and adaptive of the local realities".

  About   Publisher: Third World Network, 131 Jalan Macalister, 10400 penang, malaysia
Editor emeritus: chakravarthi raghavan.
Editor: kanaga raja, rm c508, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, ch-1211 geneva 10, switzerland; tel:(4122) 7344274, fax 7401672; email:
Advisory board: rajiv kumar chander, triyono wibowo
As a non-profit service, subscriptions are intended to cover or contribute to costs of operations. terms and special conditions: information available from publisher.


[c] 2013, SUNS - All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, reprinted or posted to any system or service without specific permission from SUNS. This limitation includes incorporation into a database, distribution via Usenet News, bulletin board systems, mailing lists, print media or broadcast. For information about reproduction or multi-user subscriptions please contact <>