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SUNS # 9894 Friday 10 November 2023

WTO : "Domino effect" of US pullout of proposals from JSI e-com talks (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The "domino effect" of the pullout by the United States of its proposals on cross-border transfer of data, location o f computing facilities, and source code seems to have taken place in the info rmal Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) negotiations on electronic commerce, after its facilitators issued a text that apparently lowers the level of ambition sub stantially to pave the way for an agreement allegedly in namesake only, said people fa miliar with the discussions.

Opinion : PPPs fiscal hoax is a blank financial silver bullet (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure and service provision are both costl y and risky. Worse, PPPs typically fail to ensure universal, let alone fair acces s to public amenities.

Zimbabwe : Election widens gender gap in politics (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Zimbabwe's recent election ha s exposed weak gender policies both at the political party and governmental l evels as women were sidelined despite the fact that they make up more than half o f the 6.5 million electorate.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to a public holiday, the SUNS will be closed on 13 November. The next i ssue #9895 will appear on 14 November.

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