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SUNS # 8415 Monday 6 March 2017

Trade : Rules Chair to hold focused sessions on fisheries subsidies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules has informed members that he plans to hold focused sessions on specific substantive issues in relation to disciplines on fisheries subsidies.

Communications : Half a century of struggle against underdevelopment (PRIV)
(Pablo Piacentini, Rome)
The idea of creating Inter Press Service (IPS) arose in the early 1960s in response to awareness that a vacuum existed in the world of journalism, which had two basic aspects.

United Nations : Women's rights activists - "nevertheless, we persist" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Human rights groups have expressed concern for the future of global negotiations on women's rights in a climate of restrictive policies ahead of an upcoming annual UN meeting on the status of women.

Development : Seven scary facts about widening gender gap (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard- won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women's Day on March 8.

Latin America : The labour market is the key to equality for women (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
Latin America and the Caribbean is the only region in the world where, for the past four decades, states have continuously met to discuss and commit themselves politically to eradicating discrimination and gender inequality and moving towards guaranteeing women the full exercise of their autonomy and human rights.

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