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SUNS # 8588 Monday 4 December 2017

Trade : Don't hold MC11 in Argentina unless ban on NGOs is rescinded (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and social movements has called on the Argentine government to rescind its unprecedented decision to deny the accreditation already issued by the WTO to some 63 civil society experts who were planning to attend the WTO's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December.

United Nations : Fiji CSO meeting to focus on Pacific Islands under threat (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some of the world's most vulnerable - both economically and environmentally.

Development : Six "signature solutions" - new plan for a new era (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same - to leave no one behind - the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them.

Development : One third of food lost, wasted - enough to feed all hungry people (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night.

Argentina : Lawmakers impose gender parity in Congress, by surprise (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
It was an unexpected move by a group of women in the lower house of the Argentine Congress. At one o'clock in the morning, during a long parliamentary session, they demanded the approval of a stalled bill for gender parity in political representation.

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