From GATT-Uruguay Round
to the WTO


SUNS # 7854  Wednesday  30 July 2014

Trade : South stymies North in global trade talks    (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
A group of developing countries brought a tectonic shift at the World Trade Organization on Friday by turning the tables against the industrialised countries, when they offered a positive trade agenda to expeditiously arrive at a permanent solution for food security and other development issues, before adopting the protocol of amendment of the contested Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

Agriculture : Positive outlook for prices but not for world's poorest    (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The official outlook for agriculture up to 2023 carries optimistic forecasts for agricultural productivity and commodity prices but it is unlikely that the benefits will be shared by the world's poorest.

Agriculture : A carrot is a carrot - or is it?    (PRIV)
(IPS, Budapest)
Food security is often thought of as a question of diversifying supply and being able to move food through areas plagued by local scarcity, relying on the global economic system - including trade and transport - as the basis for operations.

Health : AIDS Conference mourns the dead, debates setbacks    (PRIV)
(IPS, Melbourne)
The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded on 25 July as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying six of its delegates, one of whom was the past president of the International AIDS Society (IAS).

Health : Education, funding key to fighting HIV/AIDS    (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney)
Marama Pala, hailing from Waikanae on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, was diagnosed with HIV at 22. The news of her diagnosis spread like wildfire in her tight-knit Maori community.

Development : US, regional leaders convene over migration crisis    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepared to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging US lawmakers to meet their "moral and legal obligations" by providing emergency aid to Central American children and families.

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