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SUNS # 9195 Wednesday 23 September 2020
 
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Trade : South pushes back against Riyadh initiative to reform WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Several developing countries have fiercely pushed back against attempts to create new foundational principles in the Riyadh initiative for reforming the World Trade Organization, ensuring that the core principles of the Marrakesh Agreement and special and differential treatment (S&DT) remain unchanged, trade negotiators told the SUNS.

Finance : "Populist" macroeconomic policy (PRIV)
(IPS, Berlin/Kuala Lumpur)
Berlin/Kuala Lumpur, 22 Sep (IPS/Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- "Ethno-populism" has emerged and spread in recent decades in response to the mixed consequences of neoliberal globalization.

UN : A world without hunger is also about protecting food (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Concern about food loss and waste has become an increasingly important focus of attention when discussing ways to eliminate hunger which, according to the latest FAO report, already exceeds 690 million people.

Central Sahel : Shaping peace together with women and young people (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The countries of Central Sahel - Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger - face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity.


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