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SUNS # 9622 Monday 25 July 2022

Trade : US again blocks Appellate Body appointments at WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States, for the fifty-sixth time, said that it was still not in a position to agree to a joint proposal by 123 WTO members that called for the simultaneous launch of the selection process to fill seven vacancies on the WTO's Appellate Body as soon as possible.

UN : High-level GA session planned despite threat from new Covid-19 variant (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations is planning to host a high-level "in-person" General Assembly (GA) session, September 20-26, with over 190 world leaders and delegates listed to speak, including heads of state, heads of government, high-ranking ministers and senior officials.

Canada : Income-based solutions paramount in addressing food insecurity (PRIV)
(IPS, Ottawa)
Lisa Argiropulos, a single mother of two teenage sons and a resident of Ottawa, Ontario, has been facing food insecurity since 2016, after an accident that left her with chronic pain and disabilities.

Zimbabwe : Turns to boreholes amid groundwater level concerns (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Faced with cyclical droughts and low water levels in supply dams, Zimbabwe is turning to boreholes for relief, raising concerns about already precarious groundwater levels across the country.

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