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SUNS # 9135 Wednesday 10 June 2020

Trade : Race for WTO DG begins, as Mexico announces its candidate (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The race for selecting the next Director-General to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) began on 8 June, with Mexico nominating its current Under-Secretary for North America, Mr Jesus Seade Kuri, as its candidate.

COVID-19 : Economic ghosts block post-lockdown recovery (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery.

United Nations : UN chiefs silenced by big powers with vetoes (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The massive protests in more than 120 US cities over racial injustice and police brutality went global last week - amidst presidential threats of military force on demonstrators in Washington DC.

COVID-19 : Global solidarity & effective cooperation (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
New York, 9 Jun (IPS/Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Robert Piper and Ulrika Modeer*) -- The COVID-19 pandemic upended almost every aspect of life as we know it.

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