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SUNS # 9081 Wednesday 4 March 2020

Trade : South demands safeguarding of MTS, restoration of AB at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Developing and least-developed countries on Monday reiterated their demand for safeguarding the multilateral trading system (MTS) and restoring the Appellate Body (AB) in the two-stage dispute settlement system at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : Coronavirus likely to have "substantial" impact, says WTO DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The impact of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the global economy is likely to be "substantial" and will start to show up in trade data in the weeks to come, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Monday.

Opinion : It is time for action! Uniting for Africa's transformation (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Twenty-five years ago, thousands of representatives adopted the Beijing Declaration, one of the most progressive universal agreements to advance women's rights.

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