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SUNS # 8386 Tuesday 24 January 2017
 
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Trade : ICs want "payment" anew for unresolved Doha agri issues (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed and some developing countries appear to be pushing for "payment" for addressing the unresolved Doha issues in agriculture in the run-up to the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires later this year, sources told SUNS on Saturday.

United States : Please, do not get offended, but ... (PRIV)
(Roberto Savio, Rome)
With the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20, the new leadership of the most powerful nation has signalled it is breaking away from the rest of the world.

United Nations : Right to information dead on arrival (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The 193-member UN General Assembly has been dragging its feet on a proposal that has been kicked around the corridors of the United Nations for over 10 years: a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) providing journalists the "right to information" in a sprawling bureaucracy protective of its turf.

Development : Half of world's wealth, in the pockets of just eight men (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Just eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a major new report by an international confederation of 19 organisations working in more than 90 countries.

Latin America : 360 million of 625 million people are overweight (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
In Latin America and the Caribbean 360 million people are overweight, and 140 million are obese, warned the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).

United Nations : Meeting says 'no' to anti-Muslim hatred (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The rise in anti-Muslim attitudes around the world prompted a special UN meeting on 17 January, just days before the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump whose controversial policies have drawn on anti-Muslim sentiments.


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