- Kenya: Govt. official threatens to close Kibos Sugar for allegedly exposing children with special needs to environmental hazards
- Hong Kong Stock Exchange concludes consultation on ESG disclosure
- Kenya: Govt. official says weak regulatory regime to blame for exploitation of migrant workers, including by employment agencies
- Uganda: Private school owner & matron charged for sexual offences against teenage students
- Brasil: Relatório de Oxfam aponta como o trabalho de cuidado não remunerado e mal pago é colocado em uma segunda categoria
- Brasil: Relator especial da ONU sobre sustâncias tóxicas diz que “pesticidas tóxicos, desmatamento e mineração que envenenarão as gerações futura”
- Brasil: Traumas provocados pelo rompimento da barragem elevou o consumo de remédios para transtornos psicológicos em Brumadinho
- Brasil: Governo apresentará projeto para autorizar mineração, pecuária e hidrelétricas em territórios indígenas
- América Latina: InsightCrime analiza el aumento de la minería ilegal que alimenta a la economía criminal en la región
- Oxfam señala que la desigualdad económica se basa en la explotación del trabajo de mujeres y niñas y la vulneración sistemática de sus derechos
Monthly Archives: June 2017
The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation.
We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU
We need to have another referendum.
We also need to state on the voting document
If we vote out it will make us poorer.
If we vote in our economy will be better
Now The Government is on the back seat mainly because of their own demise. in The Election.
The only answer now is a soft or weaker Brexit.
But is it worth going through the pain considering a soft or weaker weaker Brexit.
Why not save the turmoil and have another referendum. Maybe the younger voters will now realise they have to vote and Brexit will be forgotten
- WTO opens NGO accreditation for Kazakhstan Ministerial ConferenceThe WTO has opened the accreditation process for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference, which will be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from 8 to 11 June 2020.
- DDG Wolff: It is time to update the WTO rulebook for agricultureAddressing a group of agriculture ministers at the 12th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin on 18 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the need to harness the power of multilateral trade agreements to meet the complex challenges facing the agricultural sector. In the run-up to the 12th Ministerial Conference in June, ministers […]
- New WTO delegates invited to Secretariat briefing session on the TRIPS CouncilA WTO Secretariat briefing session for new WTO delegates on the work and mission of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) will be held on 28 January. The aim of the briefing is helping delegates prepare for TRIPS Council meetings and become familiarized with the various online tools available to receive, […]
- WTO and World Bank showcase updated version of Services Trade Policy DatabaseAn updated version of the Services Trade Policy Database, jointly developed by the WTO and the World Bank, was presented at the WTO on 16 January. The database now contains new information on the services trade policies and regulations applied by 68 economies and incorporates data on 23 sub-sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, distribution, transport […]
- United States notifies decision to appeal compliance panel ruling in steel dispute with IndiaOn 18 December the United States, under Article 16 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding, notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal issues of law and legal interpretations developed by the WTO compliance panel in its report in the case brought by India in “United States — Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon […]
- Austria gives EUR 200,000 to further developing countries’ negotiating capacityAustria is donating EUR 200,000 (approximately CHF 220,000) to the WTO’s DDA Global Trust Fund in 2020 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) implement WTO agreements and to increase their trade negotiating skills.
- DDG Wolff: China of today is vastly different from the China that joined the WTO in 2001In a speech to Chinese university students visiting the WTO on 13 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff underlined that China’s accession to the WTO accelerated the country’s process of internal economic reform. He said that the multilateral trading system provides the essential international legal structure to assure China’s economic future through trade and encouraged China […]
- Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement BodyThe WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 13 January 2020, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
- Panel report adopted regarding Moroccan measures on hot-rolled steel from TurkeyAt a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 8 January, WTO members formally adopted the panel and Appellate Body reports in a case brought by Turkey regarding anti-dumping measures imposed by Morocco on imports of certain hot-rolled steel products from Turkey.
- Applications open for 12th WIPO-WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual PropertyThe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO will hold the 12th annual Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for government officials from 16 to 27 March 2020. The deadline to submit applications is 17 January 2020.
- Weekly Briefing: Attention turns to the structure of next phase Brexit talksOpen Europe's Anthony Egan takes a look at what has been said on the structure of UK-EU future relationship talks after Johnson and von der Leyen's meet for the first time since the UK election result.The post Weekly Briefing: Attention turns to the structure of next phase Brexit talks appeared first on Open Europe.
- What does Johnson’s promise not to extend the transition period signify?Appearing on BBC News, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh discusses Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to rule out extending the transition period, alongside the Daily Telegraph's Dia Chakravarty.The post What does Johnson’s promise not to extend the transition period signify? appeared first on Open Europe.
- What does the Conservative election victory mean for Brexit?Open Europe's Dominic Walsh and Stephen Booth consider what today's election outcome means for Brexit.The post What does the Conservative election victory mean for Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Post-Brexit immigration policy remains an open questionOpen Europe's Anthony Egan takes a look at what both major parties have said about immigration and the questions that remain.The post Weekly Briefing: Post-Brexit immigration policy remains an open question appeared first on Open Europe.
- How do trade agreements affect immigration policy?Open Europe’s Anthony Egan explains how free trade agreements constrain the immigration policies of contracting countries, the unilateral measures governments have at their disposal, and the implications of this for the next UK Government.The post How do trade agreements affect immigration policy? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Spotlight on trade deals as manifestos publishedAs the general election campaign enters its final two weeks, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh examines the commitments on trade deals in the parties' manifestos.The post Weekly Briefing: Spotlight on trade deals as manifestos published appeared first on Open Europe.
- What do the parties’ election manifestos say about Brexit?Most of the main UK political parties have now published their manifestos for the general election on 12 December. Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh examines each party’s Brexit policies and the key issues and questions that arise from them.The post What do the parties’ election manifestos say about Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.
- What would a ‘No Deal’ after the transition period look like?The Government’s Brexit deal leaves open the possibility of ‘No Deal’ after the transition period. Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh explains how this could come about, and points out that this would be a different type of ‘No Deal’ to one with no Withdrawal Agreement in place.The post What would a ‘No Deal’ after the transition […]
- Weekly Briefing: Party leaders defend Brexit policies as campaign enters new phaseOpen Europe's David Shiels looks at each party's Brexit policies as the election campaign moves into a new phase.The post Weekly Briefing: Party leaders defend Brexit policies as campaign enters new phase appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Pro- and anti-Brexit electoral alliances start to take shapeOpen Europe's Stephen Booth and Anthony Egan explore how the UK party electoral alliances are starting to take shape.The post Weekly Briefing: Pro- and anti-Brexit electoral alliances start to take shape appeared first on Open Europe.