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SUNS # 8568 Monday 6 November 2017

Trade : Stiff opposition to proposed MC11 decision on regulatory transparency (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A proposed ministerial decision on transparency of regulatory measures for trade in goods in relation to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tabled by the European Union and several other countries has been strongly opposed by many developing and least-developed countries.

United Nations : "Never again" - investing in prevention and early action (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
After the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations promised "never again." But has the international community kept their word?

Brazil : Locals learn to live in harmony with drought in semi-arid region (PRIV)
(IPS, Canudos)
Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil's semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals.

Bangladesh : Stopping child marriage forever (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he'd arranged for their daughter.

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