- Virtual Meeting: Combating Online MisinformationPanelists discuss the roles of the government and private sector in combating online misinformation and safeguarding freedom of expression.
- Virtual Meeting: A Conversation with House Majority Whip James E. ClyburnHouse Majority Whip James Clyburn discusses the latest on Congress's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Responding to COVID-19 and Racism: Learning From Faith Communities
- Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With John CampbellJohn Campbell discusses Nigeria, its history, colonial legacy, and strategic importance to the United States. Ambassador Campbell argues that Nigeria is the African country of greatest strategic importance to the United States, but it remains poorly understood. Unlike a conventional nation-state, Nigeria is run by a small cartel of self-serving elites who cooperate just enough to divvy up […]
- Election Administration and Mail-in Voting
- Reporting on Local Health Systems
- Higher Education Webinar: Campus Health and SafetyPreeti N. Malani, chief health officer and professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Michigan, discusses campus health and safety measures to be taken for the fall term.
- Virtual Roundtable: Prospects for Peace in AfghanistanMore than four months after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement to start a peace process, meaningful steps toward an intra-Afghan peace deal have yet to take place. With multiple hurdles to successful talks, including questions about the Taliban’s interest in a deal and about the future makeup of the Afghan state, […]
- Virtual Meeting: The China-India Border CrisisSpeakers discuss the recent China-India border skirmish, heightened tensions between both countries, the economic and military ramifications of the crisis, and geopolitical influence in South Asia.
- Virtual Roundtable: Scotland's Place in the World: Brexit and Pandemic Recovery
- Rio Tinto didn't tell traditional owners there were options to save ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters
- Australia: NSW Govt. urged to bring state-level Modern Slavery Act into force
- Australia: Seasonal worker program must be reactivated and expanded to avoid food shortage
- Papua New Guinea: Ok Tedi mine closes as Covid-19 cases spread to new areas
- Australia: Law Council and Association of Corporate Counsel release new guidance on Modern Slavery Reporting
- Australia a key player against human trafficking
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Report analyses the impact of Covid-19 on migrant workers
- UN report on racial discrimination in emerging digital technologies prompts calls for structural interventions
- Second Revised Draft of the Binding Treaty
- Argentina: Mapuche communities protest against the building of an open-pit metal mining operation by Pan American Silver
The UK Now
Our main focus should be to deal with Brexit
The panic is over and we appear to have calmed down. Everything is geared to EU finance or put it another way our finance that goes to the EU.
We need to re structure all this so it works for us.
We appear to be floating on air and need some solid policies to show we are taking the break with EU.
The meeting of the Mayor of Paris and The Mayor of London was a good start.Most countries have Mayors and it needs to be used to link in with these countries.
- WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on womenWomen are likely to be harder hit than men by trade disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dangers are particularly acute in developing countries according to a new information note from the WTO Secretariat. The paper points to how governments’ policy responses could address gender-specific effects of the crisis.
- Germany gives EUR 150,000 to enhance developing countries’ participation in farm tradeThe government of Germany contributed EUR 150,000 (approximately CHF 160,000) in 2020 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards, with the aim of increasing their access to agricultural markets.
- WTO members adopt report on food safety, animal and plant health, paving way for new workWTO members have adopted the Report of the Fifth Review of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), paving the way for the organization to tackle new work and continue existing activities related to food safety and animal and plant health.
- General Council agrees guidelines for final stage of DG selectionThe General Council agreed on 31 July on the steps to be taken in the final stage of the process for selecting a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures of the four sitting Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Fred Agah, Karl Brauner, Xiaozhun Yi and Alan Wolff — […]
- WTO issues 2020 edition of its flagship statistical publicationThe WTO issued today (31 July) the latest edition of its annual publication on international trade statistics, the “World Trade Statistical Review”.
- WTO members discuss cotton development assistance, impact of COVID-19 on cotton tradeAt a meeting of the Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton on 30 July, the chair Deputy Director-General Alan Wm. Wolff reiterated the forum’s mandate to ensure transparency of development assistance programmes for cotton and to improve the effectiveness of cotton projects. The WTO Secretariat presented a report and video on the launch of World […]
- WTO members stress role of IP system in fighting COVID-19At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 30 July 2020, WTO members highlighted the merit of the multilateral intellectual property (IP) system in incentivizing innovation in medical technologies and research and in enhancing the response of the global community to the COVID-19 pandemic. WTO members also discussed […]
- WTO, World Bank launch joint publication on the role of trade in empowering womenThe WTO and the World Bank launched the joint publication “Women and Trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality” at a virtual event on 30 July. Gaining a better understanding of how women can benefit from trade is essential in ensuring that trade works for all and that its benefits are sustained in […]
- WHO, WIPO, WTO launch updated study on access to medical technologies and innovationOn 29 July, the Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO presented a new edition of the Trilateral Study on Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation. Building on the first edition launched in 2013, the publication seeks to strengthen the understanding of the interplay between the […]
- Panels established to review Indian tech tariffs, Japanese export restrictions, EU palm oil measuresWTO members agreed on 29 July to the establishment of four new dispute panels to examine various trade complaints. At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), two panels were established at the request of Japan and Chinese Taipei to examine India’s tariffs on high tech goods. Panels were also established to review a […]