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SUNS # 8487 Thursday 22 June 2017

Trade : Formulaic approach to MC11 outcomes to ensure comfort for US? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Attempts to finalize a formulaic approach of outcomes for the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires this December are being intensified with the sole aim of ensuring that the United States remains comfortable without having to undertake any fresh commitments, according to people familiar with the development.

Rights : Chile's dismantling of market-based policies on education lauded (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The unprecedented education reforms being ushered in Chile are laudable in that they will dismantle the legacy of market-based approaches in education that have led to a highly segregated and discriminatory education system, a UN human rights expert has said.

United Nations : One person displaced every three seconds (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome/Geneva)
Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.

United Nations : Children now more than half of the 65 million displaced (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Around 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day, according to a new report.

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