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SUNS # 9188 Monday 14 September 2020

United Nations : COVID-19 devastating the Palestinian economy, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the socioeconomic conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), which were already moving from bad to worse before the onset of the pandemic, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Trade : Rules Chair to intensify fisheries talks amid COVID-19 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Despite the worsening Covid-19 pandemic, the chair of the Doha Rules negotiating body, Ambassador Santiago Wills from Colombia, has expressed his intention to intensify from 14 September the fisheries subsidies negotiations based on his draft consolidated text.

Opinion : Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent (PRIV)
(IPS, Boston)
African organizations are demanding answers after a recent report found that Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) strategies have failed spectacularly to meet its goals of increasing productivity and incomes for millions of small-scale farming households by 2020 while reducing food insecurity on the continent.

Opinion : Financing economic recovery (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages.

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