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SUNS # 9329 Tuesday 20 April 2021

Trade : WTO DG set to announce appointment of four new DDGs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The World Trade Organization director-general Ms Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala is set to announce the appointment of four new deputy directors-general (DDGs) soon, with India having staked a claim for one slot allotted to the Asian region, said people familiar with the development.

Climate : UNFCCC talks will convene "informal" June session virtually (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
The Bureau of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has agreed to hold an "informal" session of the subsidiary bodies (SBs) from 31 May to 17 June in a virtual setting.

Q&A : World moving towards "devastating marriage" of AI & weapons of war (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children.

Opinion : Helping youth agribusiness keep pace with fast growing Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, Ibadan)
Ibadan, Nigeria, Apr (IPS/Nteranya Sanginga, Aline Mugisho and Seyi Makinde*) -- From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent's population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population.

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