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SUNS # 9181 Tuesday 1 September 2020

Trade : Panel to examine EU safeguard measures on steel products (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 August agreed to establish a dispute panel, at the request of Turkey, to examine safeguard measures imposed by the European Union on imports of certain steel products.

COVID-19 : UNCTAD's blueprint on "structurally transforming" economies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A senior economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has offered a blueprint on how to "structurally transform" economies in the developing and least developed countries, following the worsening Covid-19 pandemic that has so far claimed more than 834,000 lives around the world.

Trade : GC chair announces logistical details on DG selection process (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO General Council (GC) chair Ambassador David Walker from New Zealand on 28 August announced the logistical details for the selection of the next director-general of the organization beginning next week during which members' choices among the eight candidates in the DG race will be evaluated.

United Nations : Staff surveys reveal widespread racism at the UN (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As it continues to vociferously preach the virtues of equality - advocating equal rights for all, irrespective of race, sex, language or religion - the United Nations has been quick to condemn racism and racial discrimination worldwide.

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