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SUNS # 9082 Thursday 5 March 2020
 
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Trade : Developing countries spurn US proposal on differentiation (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India, South Africa, China, and several other countries have spurned the controversial proposal from the United States to bring about differentiation for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) among developing countries in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : New Zealand envoy to chair WTO General Council this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand will be the new Chair of the WTO General Council this year.

Opinion : Coronavirus exposes global economic vulnerability (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 4 Mar (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 threatens a global pandemic, major stock markets around the world have suffered their worst performance since the 2008 financial crush.

UN : Coronavirus threatens to wreck nuclear review conference (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
First, it was the ill-fated annual sessions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), scheduled for March 9-20, which was undermined by the spreading coronavirus COVID-19.


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