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SUNS # 8488 Friday 23 June 2017

Trade : EGA participants call for stalled talks to resume again (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A formal meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment on 20 June heard a number of participants in the stalled negotiations on the plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) calling for the resumption of talks aimed at eliminating tariffs on a range of environmental goods.

United Nations : Refugee protection an obligation under international law (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
It is impossible to be ten years as High Commissioner for Refugees, doing my best to try to help the most vulnerable of the vulnerable, without changing your life.

Rights : Half of world's civilian war deaths occurred in Syria, Iraq, Yemen (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome/Geneva)
Between 2010 and 2015, nearly half of all civilian war deaths worldwide occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, a major independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence informs.

Rights : World society needs to express greater solidarity for refugees (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people - refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike - fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts.

Argentina : Men who commit femicide lose rights over their children (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltacion de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Eid Al-Fitr holiday for UN offices in Geneva, the next issue SUNS #8489 will appear on 27 June.

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