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SUNS # 9158 Monday 13 July 2020
 
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Trade : Selection process for WTO DG post extended by two months (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The selection process for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organization is being extended by two months until 7 November, after members called for a "transparent and inclusive process", the WTO General Council Chair, Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand, suggested on 9 July.

COVID-19 : Financialization - tackling the other virus (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Penang)
Kuala Lumpur/Penang, 9 Jul (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah Hui*) -- The 1971 Bretton Woods (BW) system collapse opened the way for financial globalization and transnational financialization.

Senegal : Non-formal education helps women combat FGM, harmful practices (PRIV)
(IPS, Hyderabad)
Growing up in Senegal's southern Casamence region - a conflict zone - Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages.

COVID-19 : Beware the "hunger" to access indigenous peoples' land (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When governments and states begin their recovery journey from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there might be a heightened threat to indigenous peoples, their land and resources.


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