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SUNS # 9425 Monday 27 September 2021

WTO : ACP, African Group, India draw markers for balanced fisheries deal (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Some negotiating markers seem to have bee n drawn on what ought to be a "meaningful" Doha fisheries subsidies agreement at the World Trade Organization, with the ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific ) group, the African Group, and India having made substantial proposals towar ds a balanced agreement.

Trade : US calls for post-MC12 action plan while Doha issues are marginalize d (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The United States has circulated a concept paper on "WTO response to the pandemic: disaster preparedness and resiliency action plan" that appears to put forward trade liberalization, including market access i n goods and services, and work on trade facilitation, investment, transparency and regulatory issues as the way forward to address the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion : On the verge of change (PRIV)
(IPS, Ottawa)
Current food systems are no longer fit for the 21st century.

Opinion : From "we the peoples" to "our common agenda" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the UN Charter was being drafted in the closing days of the Second World War in 1945, a debate ensue d on what its opening words should be.

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