From GATT-Uruguay Round
to the WTO
Monday 18 June 2012
| Rio+20 :
Progress on means of implementation first, then "green economy" (PRIV)
(Alex Rafalowicz, Rio de Janeiro)
Negotiations on the "green economy" were suspended at 5.25 pm on 14 June when the Group of 77 and China (G77) said that it needs to see progress on the means of implementation before continuing the work in the green economy "splinter group".
| Trade :
DSB adopts ruling in US-Mexico tuna dispute (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 13 June adopted the Appellate Body and panel reports in the dispute brought by Mexico against "dolphin-safe" measures imposed by the United States on the importation, marketing and sale of tuna and tuna products from Mexico.
| Rio+20 :
Activists aren't mourning Obama's absence at summit (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
When a reluctant George H. W. Bush, Sr., then US president, changed his mind and decided at the eleventh hour to address the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, he sounded defensive in his strong response to charges that the United States was one of the major powers responsible for the some of the world's worst environmental ills - from greenhouse gases to conspicuous consumption.
| Finance :
G20 to see showdown on IMF reforms (PRIV)
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, on Wednesday urged countries to act on a suite of reform measures that would significantly increase the voices of developing countries within the agency.
| United States :
"No going back" on democratic transition in Egypt (PRIV)
As angry demonstrators gathered once again in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest what many are calling a "soft coup" by the military, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted that Washington still expects "a full transfer of power to a democratically elected civilian government" in Egypt.
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