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SUNS # 9271 Tuesday 26 January 2021

United Nations : Global FDI flows fall by 42% in 2020, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 42% to an estimated $859 billion in 2020, from $1.5 trillion in 2019, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Trade : South countries call for exception on artisanal fishing, oppose NVCs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have called for an exception or carve-out for artisanal fishing from the proposed disciplines in the Doha fisheries subsidies agreement, as well as sharply opposed attempts to bring non-violation complaints (NVCs) into the new agreement that aims to safeguard global sustainability concerns, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Rights : Marking the start of the "Fair Share to End Child Labour" campaign (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Selimatha Salifu of Ghana is a former child labourer who has vowed to do her part to bring attention to the plight of the world's over 150 million child labourers.

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