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SUNS # 8628 Friday 23 February 2018

Trade : Korea initiates dispute against US over steel, power transformers (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
South Korea has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over definitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the United States on certain steel products as well as on large power transformers.

United Nations : Migration should not be politicized, warns GA President (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
This week, we began intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact on Migration. Therefore, it has never been more important to have a fact-based discussion on this issue .

United Nations : A step towards the light - ending human trafficking (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A new initiative aims to us e data to shed light on a pervasive multi-billion-dollar criminal industry: human trafficking.

Development : New technology alone won't halt aflatoxin menace, experts warn (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.

Opinion : Why humanitarian assistance needs rigorous evaluation (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries.

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