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SUNS # 9071 Wednesday 19 February 2020

Trade : Azevedo provides bleak assessment on reviving AB (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Director-General Roberto Azevedo on Monday (17 February) provided a bleak assessment about the possibility of reviving the Appellate Body (AB) and the future of the two-stage appeal system, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : Global goods trade to remain weak early this year, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The growth of global trade in goods is likely to continue to weaken in the first quarter of this year, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reported.

UN : A multi-billion-dollar US Mideast arms market may be in jeopardy (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When President Saddam Hussein ran one of the world's most authoritarian regimes in the militarily-volatile Middle East during 1979-2003, US newspapers routinely described him as "the strongman of Iraq" - as most journalists rightly view dictators worldwide.

Bangladesh : Tackling climate change and preserving the water body (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

Opinion : War no more (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
75 years ago following the end of the Second World War and the first time any state has dropped an atomic bomb, not once, but twice, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 51 countries from all continents met to create the United Nations.

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