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SUNS # 8508 Monday 24 July 2017

Trade : Deadlock persists on selection process for new AB members (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) were again unable to agree on launching the process for the selection of new Appellate Body (AB) members to replace the two AB members whose terms have expired, or will expire soon.

Development : Early death in Russia (PRIV)
(Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Moscow/Kuala Lumpur)
Moscow/Kuala Lumpur, 20 Jul (IPS/Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The transition to market economy and democracy in the Russian Federation in the early 1990s dramatically increased mortality and shortened life expectancy.

Mexico : Local farmers and consumers create short food supply chains in cities (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Victor Rodriguez arranges lettuce, broccoli, potatoes and herbs on a shelf with care, as he does every Sunday, preparing to serve the customers who are about to arrive at the Alternative Market of Bosque de Tlalpan, in the south of the Mexican capital.

Rights : Halting sexual exploitation of children in tourism, mission impossible (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered a 6 per cent increase, the sheer speed, abetted by technology, of an atrocious crime - the sexual exploitation of children in tourism - has, to date, out-paced all attempts to put an end to it.

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