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SUNS # 8424 Friday 17 March 2017

Rights : Israel imposes an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians, says UN report (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Israel has established "an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole", the "strategic fragmentation" of the Palestinian people being the principal method by which Israel imposes the apartheid regime, a United Nations Commission report has charged.

Development : The robots are coming, your job is at risk (PRIV)
(Martin Khor, Penang)
Last year Uber started testing driver-less cars, with humans inside to make corrections in case something goes wrong. If the tests go well, Uber will presumably replace their present army of drivers with fleets of the new cars.

United Nations : Travel restrictions cast shadow on UN women's meeting (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Increasing travel restrictions have prevented delegates from attending this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), according to several women's rights groups.

Mideast : UN FARMS to create one million days of work for migrants (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees - the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural communities is made up of forcibly displaced persons, while more than 25 per cent of the young rural people plan to emigrate.

Africa : Time to close the gender gap with bold actions (PRIV)
(IPS, Abidjan)
International Women's Day (IWD) is an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and to be bold in promoting gender parity.

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