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SUNS # 9062 Thursday 6 February 2020

Trade : Azevedo indirectly endorses coercive US trade policies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo has indirectly endorsed the coercive trade policies adopted by the United States over the past three years, arguing that they would not have arisen if WTO members had done more to update the WTO system.

Trade : AB rules in favour of Ukraine in railway equipment dispute (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organisation has largely ruled in favour of Ukraine against Russian measures affecting the importation of railway equipment and parts from Ukraine.

Africa : Must prioritise up-skilling its unemployed youth (PRIV)
(IPS, Mbabane)
Africa's inability to produce adequate skills is negatively impacting its economic growth.

United Nations : Children bearing bitter brunt of counter-terrorism efforts (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Counter-terrorism efforts adopted by governments around the world in response to threats of terrorism are affecting children negatively in numerous ways, a report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (Watchlist) claimed last week.

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