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SUNS # 9160 Wednesday 15 July 2020
 
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Trade : OECD suffers setback on continuation of e-com duties moratorium (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) appeared to suffer a setback at the World Trade Organization after it failed to convince members on the need to continue with the moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions, participants told the SUNS.

Finance : Can private finance really serve humanity? (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 14 Jul (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- The recent explosion of private finance has nursed the hope, dream or illusion that it can be mobilized for the public good, e.g., to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, associated with Agenda 2030.

Senegal : Providing an education in favour of girls (PRIV)
(IPS, Mbabane)
When Fatima* became pregnant in the middle of the school year and dropped out, she was disowned by her parents.

COVID-19 : On youth skills day, don't forget importance of soft skills (PRIV)
(IPS, Denver)
It's no secret that under pandemic lockdown for so many months, young people around the world have coped in tremendous ways. They have found new outlets for learning and creative channels for developing and using their skills.


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