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SUNS # 8564 Tuesday 31 October 2017

Agriculture : No convergence on PSH or domestic support reduction (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Two closed-door meetings held last week by WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo - one with proponents of permanent solution for public stockholding (PSH) programs for food security in developing countries and the second on agriculture domestic support reduction commitments - have failed to bring about any convergence, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : US "dolphin-safe" tuna labelling regime held to be WTO-consistent (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 Article 2.1 of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.

Opinion : Resolution on women & peacekeeping remains mostly unimplemented (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
At the 26 October launch of GNWP's (Global Network of Women Peacebuilders) manual "No Money, No NAP" on dedicated budgetary allocation to fund the implementation of the 1325 National Action Plans, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka characterized UNSCR 1325 as the most unimplemented resolution of the UN Security Council.

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