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SUNS # 8179 Friday  12 February 2016


Trade: Address DDA issues, development and SDT are key, say South (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The first meeting of all members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to discuss the work going forward following the adoption of the 'Nairobi package' at MC10 last December heard a number of developing countries calling for the remaining Doha Development Agenda (DDA) issues to be addressed as a priority and that the development dimension and special and differential treatment (SDT) are key in moving forward.

Development: UN chief focuses on world's first humanitarian summit (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the global humanitarian crisis continues to devastate civilian lives in conflict zones, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community to ensure "no-one in conflict, no-one in chronic poverty, and no-one living with the risk of natural hazards and rising sea levels, is left behind."

Development: Nuclear deal's implementation - a win-win agreement (Part I) (PRIV)
(IPS, Oxford)
After many years of unprecedented, crippling Western sanctions that stopped Iran's oil exports and even banking transactions, the long and arduous negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany) culminated in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed on 14 July 2015.

Pakistan: The new normal in FATA (PRIV)
(IPS, Peshawar)
A military operation by Pakistan's army has been proving fatal for Taliban militants who held sway over vast swathes of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for over a decade.

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