- Screening and Discussion of "Blood on the Wall"Panelists discuss the ongoing migration crisis in Central America. From Academy Award–nominated director Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning producer Nick Quested, Blood on the Wall explores the depths of corruption plaguing Mexico and Central America and the policies of the past that have prevented everyday people from finding justice.
- Higher Education Webinar: Targeting, Testing, and Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19Martin D. Burke, chair of the SHIELD COVID-19 strategy for the University of Illinois system, and May and Ving Lee professor for chemical innovation and professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses targeting, mass testing, and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
- Academic Webinar: Global Health During COVID-19Ilona Kickbusch, founding director and chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, discusses global health during COVID-19.
- The Future of U.S. Policy Toward North KoreaThis workshop, held with generous support from the Sejong Institute, brings together prominent U.S. and South Korean specialists to discuss what can be done to break the diplomatic stalemate with North Korea.
- What Is Next for the WTO?Speakers discuss the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including what role the WTO can play in a COVID-19 world, who could be the next Director-General, and what changes to expect from the WTO moving forward.
- A Conversation With Abdullah AbdullahAbdullah Abdullah discusses the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, and the challenges facing Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation.
- Lessons on Reopening in a Pandemic From Around the WorldSpeakers discuss the challenges other countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe have faced in reopening workplaces and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lessons to be learned from these experiences around the world for the United States.
- Comparing Models of Advancing Religious Freedom Abroad
- A Conversation With Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of IranForeign Minister Zarif discusses Iranian relations with the United States, the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and prospects for peace in the Middle East.
- Economic Implications of COVID-19
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- UK: Union alleges workers at food production plant supplying M&S faced pay dock while self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms
- Australia: Rio Tinto CEO faces calls to resign as he admits ignorance of cultural significance of 46,000 year old Aboriginal heritage site destroyed by company’s mining operation
- Norway: Wind park allegedly threatens herding livelihoods of indigenous Saami community
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- Maritime shipping’s industry and legal chicanery are to blame for Beirut’s Blast; two cos. did not respondThe story highlights the involvement of different companies and the structure of the maritime shipping industry in Beirut's explosion
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- HRD Interview: Sarah Bireete, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG), UgandaSarah Bireete is an energetic human rights defender from Uganda, who is currently busy setting up a working group on civic space research in the country, while also running the Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG), a constitutional watchdog. We sat down with her to explore her views on trust between business and civil society, and […]
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 workshops to review progress on cotton by-products initiativeFive country-focused workshops will take place in the coming weeks to discuss the latest progress on a joint initiative undertaken by the WTO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) to enhance the economic benefits of cotton by-products. Organized by the WTO in partnership with UNCTAD and […]
- DDG Wolff: The next step to reform the WTO must not be deferredDeputy Director-General Alan Wolff called for the creation of a “useful forum at the WTO to discuss specific structural changes in the organization and its rules”. Speaking on 28 September at the opening plenary of Geneva Trade Week organized by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, DDG Wolff said that the WTO needs “a conservative form […]
- US appeals panel report regarding US duties on Canadian softwood lumberThe United States notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 28 September 2020 of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS533).
- 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 28 September 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”.
- Structured discussions on investment facilitation for development move into negotiating modeParticipants in the structured discussions on investment facilitation for development began on 25 September 2020 formal negotiations on a multilateral agreement on this issue, with a view to achieving a concrete outcome by the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) scheduled for next year. At the first in a series of meetings of this joint initiative […]
- Thailand launches safeguard investigation on aluminium foilOn 24 September 2020, Thailand notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 18 September 2020 a safeguard investigation on aluminium foil.
- WTO members intensify work on technical barriers to tradeWTO members will intensify their work over the coming months on ensuring that standards and regulations do not act as unnecessary obstacles to trade. In their discussions in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee, they will also work on developing guidance on how governments should test and certify products, with the aim of reducing […]
- Open trade and multilateral farm policy reforms vital for food security goals: DDG WolffOpen international trade and continued reforms of agricultural trade policy will be critical to meeting global food security needs in the decade ahead while making land and water use more efficient, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said on 23 September at an event organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
- Malaysia launches safeguard investigation on ceramic floor and wall tilesOn 23 September 2020, Malaysia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 13 September 2020 a safeguard investigation on ceramic floor and wall tiles.
- Launch of “The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020”Remarks by Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff