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SUNS # 7925  Thursday  27 November 2014

Trade : TF PrepCom, General Council postponed to 27 November    (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A meeting of the World Trade Organisation's Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation (PrepCom) and a special meeting of the General Council, both scheduled to take place on Wednesday, have now been postponed to Thursday.

United Nations : Nuclear weapons as bargaining chips in global politics    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Has the world reached a stage where nuclear weapons may be used as bargaining chips in international politics?

Development : Survivors of sexual violence face increased risks    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
"A recurring nightmare for me is I'm trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. I'm yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us."

Philippines : Farmers protest government research on GM rice    (PRIV)
(IPS, Manila)
Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat.

Argentina : Gated communities on the water aggravate flooding    (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
The construction of gated communities on wetlands and flood-plains in Greater Buenos Aires has modified fragile ecosystems and water cycles and has aggravated flooding, especially in poor surrounding neighbourhoods.

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