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SUNS # 8486 Wednesday 21 June 2017

Trade : Panel set to examine US duties on Turkish pipe and tube products (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Monday agreed to establish a panel, at the request of Turkey, to examine preliminary and final countervailing duty measures imposed by the United States on imports of certain pipe and tube products from Turkey.

United Nations : UN work stoppage in Geneva halts human rights meeting (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As UN staffers in Geneva threaten a strike, protesting a proposed salary cut of over 7.5 percent, a token two-hour "work stoppage" last week forced the Human Rights Council to suspend its meeting.

Latin America : Rural exodus undermines food security (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet's arable land, and one-third of its fresh water reserves, a number of factors contribute to soil degradation and to a rural exodus that compromises food security in a not-so-unlikely future.

United Nations : Migrant workers pour trillions into world economy (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A new report by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says the flow of money from migrants - commonly located in developed countries - to their families in lower income countries has doubled over the last decade.

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