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SUNS # 8538 Monday 25 September 2017

Trade : MC11 may become platform for future plurilateral talks (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires beginning 10 December is likely to become a platform for launching plurilateral trade negotiations in investment facilitation, disciplines on MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises), electronic commerce, and even fisheries subsidies, trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : No end in sight to 50 years of Israeli occupation of OPT (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The fiftieth anniversary this year of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem is marked by five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the basic human right to development of the Palestinian people, with no end in sight, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

United Nations : Strong compacts on refugees and migrants urgently needed (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
One year ago, the international community agreed to work together to protect and save refugees and migrants. However, many are concerned over the lack of progress to make this noble goal a reality.

Mexico : Disaster response system severely stretched by quake (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Central Mexico faced Wednesday the challenge of putting itself back together after the powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that devastated the capital and the neighbouring states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla the day before.

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