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SUNS # 9207 Friday 9 October 2020

Trade : Candidates from Nigeria, South Korea to contest post of WTO DG (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The chair of the WTO General Council, Ambassador David Walker from New Zealand, has declared Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria and Ms Yoo Myung-hee from South Korea as the two finalists in the race to become the new director-general of the global trade body, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Global food prices rise for fourth consecutive month (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose in September, mainly driven by much firmer prices for vegetable oils and cereals, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

COVID-19 : Mayors explore how pandemic will re-define urban cities (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to bring about positive changes for cities, and give leaders the opportunity to make long-term, transformative changes as a result, according to renowned architect Norman Foster, who was speaking at the first ever Forum of Mayors 2020.

United Nations : World peace is not only possible but inevitable (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
COVID-19 has shifted our world. Over the last six months, no matter where we live, our lives, assumptions, and relationships have changed.

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