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SUNS # 8420 Monday 13 March 2017

Trade : ICs intensify efforts on e-commerce negotiations at MC11 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed countries have decided to intensify their efforts for launching negotiations on several controversial issues in electronic commerce at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires later this year, trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : Rights Council holds panel discussion on access to drugs (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday held a panel discussion to review the key challenges to ensuring access to medicines as well as exchange views on good practices, including exploring the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Access to Medicines.

Environment : IRRI to patent gene from Indonesian farmers' rice (PRIV)
(Edward Hammond, Austin)
In a move that seems guaranteed to anger farmers and civil society organizations, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines is seeking patents on a valuable yield-boosting gene identified in a farmers' variety ("landrace") of rice held in the Institute's international gene bank.

Development : Why a feminist foreign policy is needed more than ever (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
Lately, the world has tended to present itself in increasingly darker shades. In many places, democracy is questioned, women's rights are threatened, and the multilateral system that has taken decades to build is undermined.

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