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SUNS # 9648 Monday 19 September 2022
 
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Trade : G7 seeks to turn WTO into an "us and them" organization (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The statement issued by the trade ministe rs of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries from Neuhardenberg, German y on 15 September aims to reform the World Trade Organization as well as modernize its rule-book, including ratcheting up pressure on the allegedly illegal Joint Statement Initiatives (JSIs) and other plurilateral agreements.

UN : Full gender equality almost 300 years away at current rate of progress (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
While women in rich societies are paid around 25% less than men for equal jobs, those living in impoverished count ries receive by far much lower salaries, if any at all.

UN : Equal pay for work of equal value (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
International Equal Pay Day, observed officially by the United Nations on 18 September, aims to draw attention to the gender pay gap - the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man for work of equal value - and the systemic inequalities i t is rooted in.

UN : Let's fight for what counts to end AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
Next week, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly, President Biden hosts a financing summit in New York o f such importance that it will determine if millions of people live, will sha pe the world around us for years to come and will set the future direction of glob al health.


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