Daily Brief logo

Hello, this is Michelle. The world trade chief, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, urged economic powers not to repeat past mistakes and risk triggering a full-out trade war. This isn't the only concern the Nigerian economist has with the upcoming US elections.

A UN expert called out those bankrolling Myanmar's military junta and its brutal war against dissent, and

photo journaliste

Michelle Langrand


Today’s top headlines

Photo article

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over as new WTO director general, 1 March 2021. (WTO)

🛃 WTO chief warns against global trade breakdown. “We hope we don't have a repeat of what we saw in the 1930s,” said Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in reaction to the United States, China and imposing tariffs as a form of retaliation, which economists say made things worse during the Great Depression.


🗳Trump threat looms over WTO chief. If Donald Trump wins the US election in November, he is likely to oppose Okonjo-Iweala's candidacy for a second term, like he did last time, according to observers.

Politico (EN)

🪖Human rights expert slams global arms trade bolstering Myanmar military crackdown. The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, reported to the Human Rights Council that the junta had bought $630 million in weapons, dual-use technologies, manufacturing equipment and raw materials through banks and other financial institutions in other countries.

Voice of America (EN)

💥Uganda provided support to M23 rebels in Congo, UN report says. Experts are worried the increase in hostilities in the east of the country between the DRC government and the militia could escalate into a full-blown war.

Reuters (EN)

GS news is a new media project covering the world of international cooperation and development. Don’t hesitate to forward our newsletter!

Have a good day!

Avenue du Bouchet 2
1209 Genève