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SUNS # 7992  Monday  30 March 2015

Trade : Talks to be held on services pillar of post-Bali work programme    (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An open discussion on defining the services component of the WTO post-Bali work programme is expected to be held in the Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services on 20 April.

Development : Foreign policy is in the hands of sleepwalkers    (PRIV)
(Roberto Savio, Rome)
The United Kingdom has been accused of "sleepwalking" into the Ukraine crisis - and the accusation comes from no less than the House of Lords, not usually considered a place of critical analysis.

United Nations : Appointing a new Secretary-General    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's term of office tapering off by the end of 2016, there is increasing chatter in the corridors of the United Nations on his successor.

Development : Pollution a key but under-rated factor in new Goals    (PRIV)
(IPS, Uxbridge)
Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

Development : Education as a cornerstone for women's empowerment    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
Earlier this month, the Barack Obama administration announced a new initiative designed to improve girls' education around the world.

Pakistan : Women turn drought into a lesson on sustainability    (PRIV)
(IPS, Karachi)
When a group of women in the remote village of Sadhuraks in Pakistan's Thar Desert, some 800 km from the port city of Karachi, were asked if they would want to be born a woman in their next life, the answer from each was a resounding ‘no'.

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