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SUNS # 9565 Friday 29 April 2022
 
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Trade : US "kicks" Appellate Body issue down the road at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has again blocked a proposal from 123 WTO members that called for urgently kick-starting the selection process to fill seven vacancies at the Appellate Body, the highest adjudicating arm of the two-tier dispute settlement system, which was made dysfunctional by Washington in December 2019.

Peru : Women politicians face severe harassment, discrimination (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
Women entering the political arena in Peru face multiple obstacles due to gender discrimination that hinders their equal participation, which can even reach the extreme of political harassment and bullying, in an attempt to force them out of the public sphere.

UN : Two months after start of the war, food insecurity continues to grow (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Two months after the start of the war, on 24 February, the data on the substantial increase in the cost of food products, the rise in prices and shortages of fertilizers, the destruction of land and plantations in Ukraine, the sanctions, the difficulties with the transport of cereals from the world's main granary, represented by Russia and Ukraine, and the massive migrations, especially from rural areas, are just a few aspects that confirm the pessimism that had been generated after the outbreak of the conflict.


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