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SUNS # 8417 Wednesday 8 March 2017

Trade : Compliance panel set in Panama-Colombia dispute over tariffs (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Monday agreed to establish a panel to examine compliance by Colombia with an earlier WTO ruling over its measures relating to imports of textiles, apparel and footwear from Panama.

Latin America : Unemployment, informal economy - key challenges for women (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
The participation of women in the labour market in Latin America and the Caribbean has steadily grown over the last few decades.

Development : New land rights are changing women's world of work (PRIV)
(IPS, Bonn)
International Women's Day this year focuses on economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

Bangladesh : Be bold for change - empower women, empower humanity (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
The world of work is changing for women across the globe and Bangladesh is no exception.

Guyana : New oil fields both blessing and curse (PRIV)
(IPS, Georgetown)
The recent discovery of large volumes of oil offshore of Guyana could prove to be a major headache for the country, as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) members press for keeping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels as provided for in the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

Africa : From El Nino drought to floods, Zimbabwe's double trouble (PRIV)
(IPS, Harare)
Dairai Churu, 53, sits with his chin cupped in his palms next to mounds of rubble from his destroyed makeshift home in the Caledonia informal settlement, approximately 30 kilometers east of Harare, thanks to the floods that have inundated Zimbabwe since the end of last year.

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