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SUNS # 8563 Monday 30 October 2017

Trade : A new vice-chair, consultations to intensify on organisation of MC11 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
With less than seven weeks to go for the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the WTO, the Chair of the General Council, Ambassador Xavier Carim of South Africa, is holding intensified consultations and meetings on the organization of MC11 and the kind of outcome document members would like to see coming out of MC11.

Trade : Panels rule in favour of US in "dolphin-safe" tuna labelling dispute (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Two compliance panels at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have ruled that the amended tuna measure adopted by the United States in 2016 is not inconsistent with its obligations under the WTO.

Rights : Deliberate famine should be a war crime, says UN expert (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert.

Health : Pollution or how the "take-make-dispose" economic model does kill (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The prevailing "Take-Make-Dispose" linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of the world's main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater.

Health : What do you really eat when you order a steak, fish or chicken filet? (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The world is running out of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned while announcing the World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 13-19 November.

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