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SUNS # 9288 Thursday 18 February 2021

Trade : UNCTAD cautions against JSI e-commerce negotiations at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has cautioned that the digital rules being negotiated by the members of the informal Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) group at the World Trade Organization will "have high costs of compliance and can adversely impact trade competitiveness of developing countries in the digital economy."

Finance : Making UN Tax Committee more effective for developing countries (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee) is an important and influential subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that shapes standards and guidelines on international taxation. These are the rules through which Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are taxed.

Tanzania : A radio programme for girls yields unexpected results (PRIV)
(IPS, Denver)
Last fall, a 45-year-old father of four named Moses turned on the radio at his home in Arusha, Tanzania.

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