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SUNS # 9415 Monday 13 September 2021

Trade : South countries criticize draft agri-text for creating unlevel playing field (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Many developing countries on 7 September inveighed against the draft agriculture text issued by the chair of the Doha agriculture negotiating body, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta from Costa Rica, suggesting that it appears to have created an asymmetrical, unlevel-playing field that undermines the developmental priorities of the developing countries.

United Nations : Global food prices rebound in August, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose rapidly in August, led by strong gains in the prices for sugar, vegetable oils, and wheat, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said.

Opinion : Making the case for CEDAW ratification by the US (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The US is one of only a handful of countries that has yet to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), rendering it "strange bedfellows" with Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Tonga, and Palau.

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