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SUNS # 9090 Tuesday  17 March 2020


United Nations: Human Rights Council suspends session due to coronavirus (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The UN Human Rights Council on 13 March suspended the remainder of its regular 43rd session on account of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health: Why rich countries must protect developing nations from coronavirus (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
Governments in wealthy, first world countries must not ignore the plight of poorer nations battling the coronavirus or the disease will not be brought under control, global development experts have said.

Health: Fight, not flight, must be strategy for flattening COVID-19 curve (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to three after the government confirmed two more cases.

Rights: A woman peacebuilder's reflections on Generation Equality Forum (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Where are the women and youth peacebuilders in the Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum processes?

Zimbabwe: Current laws cannot protect women from sex trafficking (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Similo Ntuli* looks like a ordinary, fashion-savvy woman in her twenties. As a hairdresser and beauty therapist in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, Ntuli has her finger on the pulse of the latest styles and trends.

Note to Readers: Special Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting suspension of all UN and WTO meetings as well as the virtual shutdown of the UN offices in Geneva, the SUNS will be closed from 17 March. The SUNS will resume again around the end of March, or in the event of the prolongation of the situation, as soon as conditions permit.

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