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SUNS # 8582 Friday 24 November 2017

Trade : Isolated US tries to block MC11 Ministerial Declaration (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States stood isolated and exposed on Wednesday (22 November) for its unilateral decision to block the finalization of the ministerial declaration for the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires next month, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Panel set over UAE's trade restrictions imposed on Qatar (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Wednesday agreed to establish a panel, at the request of Qatar, to rule on measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that affect trade in goods and services, and trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights.

United Nations : A life without the threat of violence for everyone (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The initial response to the outpouring of "#MeToo" around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence revealed.

United Nations : Keeping the spotlight on violence against women and girls (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As cases of sexual harassment and assault continue to come to light every day, a different campaign to end such violence wants to keep the spotlight shining.

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