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SUNS # 9165 Wednesday 22 July 2020

Trade : MC12 will hinge on restoring two-stage DSB, developmental outcomes (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries have warned that the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) next year will hinge on whether members can restore the two-stage Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), conclude the fisheries subsidies negotiations based on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14.6, and reform the trade body on the basis of developmental goals, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Finance : Dead rats can raise GDP, economists have lowered it (PRIV)
(IPS, Berlin/Kuala Lumpur)
GDP has been increasingly challenged on many grounds as a measure of economic and social progress. Clearly, GDP does not take account of other dimensions of well-being, natural resource depletion or environmental damage.

COVID-19 : Dealing with food insecurity, on a longer term (PRIV)
(IPS, Illinois)
African countries are beginning to reopen borders, and this is finally enabling many citizens to resume their normal life.

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