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SUNS # 9153 Monday 6 July 2020
 
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Trade : GC chair announces schedule of meetings in DG selection process (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the WTO General Council, Ambassador David Walker from New Zealand, has announced the schedule of meetings for interviewing the candidates that are vying for the post of WTO Director-General to replace the current incumbent Roberto Azevedo, who steps down on 31 August.

UN : Economic recovery must prioritize restructuring of debt for South (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Unless there is a restructuring of debt for developing countries, the servicing for this debt will take away valuable resources from these nations that are needed to prevent the further suffering of people during the coronavirus pandemic - particularly with regards to safeguarding the health systems, and protecting the "integrity and resilience of economies".

Q&A : Child marriage, FGM to increase because of COVID-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
An additional 5.6 million child marriages can be expected because of the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in a short-term increase in poverty and the shutdown of schools.

Peru : Indigenous farmers harvest water with small dams (PRIV)
(IPS, Ayacucho)
A communally-built small dam at almost 3,500 meters above sea level supplies water to small-scale farmer Cristina Azpur and her two young daughters in Peru's Andes highlands, where they face water shortages exacerbated by climate change.


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