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SUNS # 9025 Friday  22 November 2019


 
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Trade: Azevedo faces existential crisis over WTO budget, AB impasse (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization director-general Roberto Azevedo is facing an existential crisis due to the blockage of the biennial budget for 2020 and 2021, and the impasse over the appointment of new members to the Appellate Body created by the United States, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations: LDCs need to use external aid to transform their economies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) need to use external finance to structurally transform their economies, in order to manage their aid dependency and eventually escape from it, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Opinion: Climate change and loss of species - our greatest challenges (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Mottled and reddish, the Lake Oku puddle frog has made its tragic debut on the Red List, a rapidly expanding roll call of threatened species.


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