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SUNS # 9194 Tuesday 22 September 2020

Trade : South calls for addressing scope & sequencing issues in fisheries text (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Many developing countries have called for addressing the scope and sequencing issues, including the special and differential treatment (S&DT) provisions, in the draft fisheries subsidies text that was issued by the chair of the Doha rules negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills from Colombia.

Latin America : IDB - how the US rewrote another "gentlemen's agreement" (PRIV)
(Roberto Bissio, Montevideo)
The US candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was elected in a virtual meeting of the Board of Governors in spite of the many protests against the breach of a sixty-year-old "gentlemen's agreement".

UN : Claims 50-50 gender parity, but falls short of its ultimate goals (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses' enclosed offices.

UN : Helping make education a reality for children in conflict zones (PRIV)
(IPS, Bonn/New York)
Aryan is a 15-year-old girl from Afghanistan who lives with her family in a shelter in an undisclosed country in Europe. She doesn't go to school. But she is hugely creative.

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