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SUNS # 8442 Wednesday 12 April 2017

Trade : Large majority of South nations opposed to "investment facilitation" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and least-developed countries, including India and South Africa, remain firmly opposed to attempts by Russia, China, Brazil, and five members of the MIKTA - Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia - group for starting discussions on investment facilitation at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told SUNS.

Climate : 2017 to be year of implementation of Green Fund projects (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
The year 2017 will be a "year of implementation", according to Ayman Shasly (from Saudi Arabia) who is the new Co-chair of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Labour : Humanity and social justice, a must for the future of work - Ryder (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
"The future of work must be inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace. If it is not, we are going to a dark place, we are going to a dangerous place," said the head of the leading world body specialised on labour issues.

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