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SUNS # 8591 Thursday 7 December 2017

Trade : WTO and MC11 hosts trying to repeat Doha Ministerial history   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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When one finds oneself at the bottom of a deep sandpit, the wisest course is to stop digging, and wait to be rescued.

Trade : Africa faces litmus test at MC11 on development issues   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The African Group of countries faces a litmus test at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11), beginning in Buenos Aires on Sunday (10 December), on their collective proposals on development and domestic support for agriculture, and their opposition to domestic regulation in services and new issues, several trade envoys told SUNS.

Rights : HRC condemns gross violations against Rohingya Muslims   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The UN Human Rights Council, at a special session on Tuesday (5 December), strongly condemned the alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights and abuses committed in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State, notably against persons belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community and other minorities, including women and children.

Caribbean : The tiny island of Dominica faces new climate reality   (IPS, Roseau) (PRIV)
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McCarthy Marie has been living in the Fond Cani community, a few kilometres east of the Dominica capital Roseau, for 38 years. The 68-year-old economist moved to the area in 1979 following the decimation of the island by Hurricane David.

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