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SUNS # 9561 Monday 25 April 2022

Trade : Clash of narratives on data flows between UNCTAD, US & WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convenes e-Commerce Week on "data and digitalization for development" from 25 April, the United States as well as the WTO director-general are allegedly pushing an anti-developmental agenda on data flows that appears to be inimical to the interests of the developing countries, said people familiar with the development.

Ukraine : Gains made on gender equality at peril due to the conflict (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The war in Ukraine is posing additional risks to civilians, particularly women and children, and could also compromise any gains that have been made to achieve gender equality and empower women, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Ukraine : ECW, strategic partners bring relief to child refugees fleeing conflict (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
A brutal war now engulfs the young lives of an estimated 7.5 million children in Ukraine. Caught in the crossfire of bullets and missiles as the conflict escalates, children and young people have been plunged into a humanitarian crisis.

Latin America : Black women, the most oppressed and exploited in Brazil (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
The Theater of the Oppressed helped her become aware of the triple discrimination suffered by black women in Brazil and the means to confront it, such as the Rio de Janeiro Domestic Workers Union, which she has chaired since 2018.

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