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SUNS # 8440 Monday 10 April 2017

Trade : Resistance to accelerated talks on fisheries subsidies, e-commerce (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India has protested the attempts of the chair for Doha rules negotiations, Ambassador Wayne McCook of Jamaica, to accelerate negotiations on fisheries subsidies based on his specific questions, instead of allowing members to negotiate the issues based on their textual proposals, trade envoys told SUNS.

Labour : Work, what future? Seven big questions needing urgent response (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Around the world, profound changes in the nature of work are underway, that's clear.

Environment : No more plastic ... also in Kenya (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Good news: Kenya has just joined the commitment of 10 other countries to address major plastic pollution by decreeing a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags, to take effect in six months.

United Nations : Strengthens Kenya's resilience to disaster (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Kenya's lack of capacity to cope with wide-scale disaster has seen thousands of households continue to live precarious lives, especially in light of erratic and drastically changing weather patterns.

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