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SUNS # 8456 Friday 5 May 2017

Trade : India's TFS proposal gets little support (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the African Group and least-developed countries on Wednesday (3 May) raised several systemic concerns over India's draft negotiating proposal for facilitating trade in services at the World Trade Organization.

United Nations : Developing Asia-Pacific economies to grow at 5% this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The developing economies in Asia-Pacific region are projected to see average economic growth rising to 5 per cent in 2017 and 5.1 per cent in 2018, compared to 4.9 per cent in 2016, a UN report has said.

Rights : Social Forum calls for fight against corruption, to defend the Amazon (PRIV)
(IPS, Tarapoto)
Corruption has penetrated the Amazon rainforest like an illness that infects everything, said Ruben Siqueira, coordinator of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), during the VIII Pan-Amazonic Social Forum (FOSPA), which brought together in the Peruvian Amazon jungle representatives of civil society from eight Amazon basin countries.

United Nations : "Fake news" is not journalism... (PRIV)
(IPS, Paris)
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