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SUNS # 8631 Wednesday 28 February 2018

Sri Lanka : "Transitional justice agenda fulfilment stalled" (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Geneva, 27 Feb (Kanaga Raja) --The fulfilment of the transitional justice commitments by the Government of Sri Lanka has been virtually stalled for more than a year, and progress on some confidence-building measures has often been insufficient and inconclusive, according to a report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Opinion : Model trade deal con (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
In early 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement - involving twelve countries on the Pacific Ocean rim, including the USA - was signed in New Zealand.

UN : Relies on DNA for paternity claims against sexually abusive peacekeepers (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As sexual abuse and paternity claims continue to rise against UN peacekeepers overseas, the United Nations is actively collaborating with troop contributing countries (TCC) in collecting DNA samples: a protocol introduced back in 2014.

Thailand : Inclusive green growth must shape future, says GGGI chief (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand's environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbours, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.

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