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SUNS # 9265 Monday  18 January 2021


Trade: Costa Rica initiates dispute over Panama's food import restrictions (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Costa Rica has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over measures imposed by Panama that restrict or prohibit the import of various food products from Costa Rica.

Labour: Homeworkers need better protection, says ILO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Homeworkers, whose numbers have greatly increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are usually worse off than those working outside the home, face greater safety and health risks, have less access to training and do not have the same level of social protection as other workers, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

Finance: Are water futures the future of water? (PRIV)
(Alexander Kozul-Wright and Bhumika Muchhala, Geneva/New York)
The principle of water as a public good goes back to antiquity.

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