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SUNS # 8029 Thursday  28 May 2015


Trade: DG "green room" meet on SSM raises questions (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has convened a "green room" meeting on 28 May to discuss the issue of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) that the large majority of developing countries have called for incorporation in the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA), as part of the negotiated outcome on Agriculture in the Doha Development Round talks launched at Doha, Qatar, in 2001.

WHO: Work on non-State actors engagement framework to continue (PRIV)
(K. M. Gopakumar and Mirza Alas, Geneva)
The recently concluded 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution to continue the negotiations on the WHO's Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors.

UN: Terror groups may be winning digital war on extremist ideology (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations is quick to point out the increasing pace at which digital technology is racing across the world.

Middle East: Iran sanctions regime could unravel with failed nuclear deal (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
Internationally supported sanctions against Iran could begin to crumble if talks over Iran's nuclear programme fail to produce a final deal, according to Germany's envoy to the United States.

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