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SUNS # 8402 Wednesday 15 February 2017
 
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Trade : Major ICs seek tightening IPR framework at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed countries have called for tightening the intellectual property framework at the World Trade Organization to ensure that their micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are protected from sharing technologies, according to a proposal reviewed by SUNS.

United Nations : 'No' to Palestinian peace envoy - US to UN (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The failed appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as the UN's peace envoy to Libya has shown that divisions over Palestine still run deep at the world body.

United Nations : Mistrust hindering global solutions, says Secretary-General (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The global lack of confidence and trust is undermining the ability to solve the world's complex problems, said the UN Secretary-General during an international conference.

Argentina : Never-ending environmental disaster (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is.

Kenya : Ravaging drought deepens (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Experts warn that Kenya is in the grip of the worst drought in recent history as government estimates show that the number of people who are acutely food insecure has risen to 2.7 million, up from two million in January.

Kenya : Potential in agriculture lies in rural transformation (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the livelihoods of Kenya's majority, providing both formal and informal employment with women accounting for about 70 percent of the agricultural labour force.


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