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SUNS # 9619 Wednesday 20 July 2022
 
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Trade : WTO Secretariat reforms without addressing core issues? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The proposed reforms of the World Trade Organization's Secretariat are apparently moving smoothly, with assurances from a senior WTO official that meetings will be conducted with the transformation office that is overseeing the reforms being implemented by McKinsey & Co, said people familiar with the development.

Trade : Reject CPTPP, stay out of new Cold War (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 19 Jul (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- Joining or ratifying dubious trade deals is supposed to offer miraculous solutions to recent lacklustre economic progress.

Argentina : Recovering edible food from waste provides social solutions (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
For 30 years, Tomasa Chavez visited the Central Market of Buenos Aires and rummaged through the tons of fruits and vegetables that the stallholders discarded, in search of food. Today she continues to do so, but there is a difference: since 2021 she has been one of the workers hired to recover food as part of a formal program launched by the Central Market.


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