SUNS - South North Development Monitor
     INDEX        ARCHIVE        SEARCH        FROM GATT TO THE WTO        ABOUT
SUNS # 9080 Tuesday 3 March 2020
 
  Contents  

Trade : MC12 to begin as scheduled despite COVID-19, says Kazakhstan official (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12), scheduled to begin in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, on 8 June, remains unchanged as of now, despite the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to several countries, a Kazakhstan trade official told the SUNS.

Trade : Brazil proposes quantitative approach for reducing fisheries subsidies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Brazil has proposed a quantitative approach for reducing and limiting maritime fisheries subsidies along with other basic prohibitions for addressing overcapacity and overfishing, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Coronavirus claims its first UN casualty (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The deadly coronavirus COVID-19, which is spreading across China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy, the Philippines - along with new cases in Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East - has claimed one of its first casualties at the United Nations.

Eswatini : Climate-smart agriculture means more time for women farmers (PRIV)
(IPS, Ngwempisi)
Aside from the seven hours Mantfombi Msibi (63) would spend daily during the Eswatini farming season planting, applying herbicides and weeding her 1.2-hectare maize field, she would also spend E1 750 ($125) on tractor services.

Lebanon : What's needed for real changes for women in politics? (PRIV)
(IPS, Keserwan)
Women were at the forefront of Lebanon's 2019 "October Revolution".


  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: sunstwn@bluewin.ch
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 <sunstwn@bluewin.ch>