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SUNS # 9189 Tuesday 15 September 2020

Trade : JSI group on e-com to discuss open internet access, competition issues (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Despite the worsening e-commerce war between the United States and China, the participants of the informal plurilateral Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) group on e-commerce plan to discuss on 17 September the issues of open internet access, competition, and access to and use of interactive computer services.

UN : Tax Committee provides draft guidance on taxing digitalized economy (PRIV)
(Abdul Muheet Chowdhary, Geneva)
In a historic development, the United Nations (UN) Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee/UNTC) has come out with a draft proposal on how the income of digitalized companies - which include tech giants such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google - can be taxed.

Rights : No "business as usual" for children post-COVID-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, Mbabane)
Addressing delegates at the end of the virtual 3rd Fair Share for Children Summit, 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi told global citizens that "business as usual" in dealing with COVID-19 is not going to be tolerated.

Rights : A new social contract needed for children on the move (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Forced to flee wars and disasters, sometimes without family, and struggling to survive in the worst of circumstances, children on the move have long led very precarious lives.

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