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SUNS # 8074 Monday  3 August 2015


Trade: Azevedo pursuing his controversial ideas to help US, other ICs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Despite widespread opposition from developing countries to shift the goalposts for reduction commitments in domestic support from the 2008 revised draft modalities, the World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general Roberto Azevedo has persisted with his controversial ideas that would be tantamount to establishing new templates for helping the United States and other developed countries, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade: Little progress on Rules outcome for Nairobi, says Chair (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules reported at an informal meeting on 29 July that members have made little progress in finding consensus on an outcome in the rules negotiations for the upcoming tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya this December.

Development: Post-2015 agenda - debate on means of implementation (Part 1) (PRIV)
(Bhumika Muchhala, New York)
The Post-2015 development agenda debate on means of implementation pits the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) against the Financing for Development Addis outcome document at the final scheduled negotiations (20 to 31 July 2015).

United Nations: Post-2015 development agenda under fire (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN's highly ambitious post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be finalised shortly, has come under fire even before it could get off the ground.

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