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SUNS # 8639 Monday 12 March 2018

Trade : WTO can't be immune to concerns on globalization impact (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization can no longer remain immune to the "growing concerns about the impact of globalization, trade and trade agreements on job security, inequality and development," the former General Council chair Ambassador Xavier Carim from South Africa cautioned o n 7 March.

United Nations : Maldives criticised over deteriorating human rights situation (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A group of over 40 countries has called on Government of Maldives to amongst others address immediately the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, peacefully end the state of emergency, and free political prisoners and their family members. The call came at the United Nations Human Rights Council on 8 March.

Mexico : Forest communities join forces to fight land degradation (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago Papasquiaro)
Forest communitie s play a fundamental role in Mexico in combating land degradation, but they need more support to that end.

Opinion : Ensuring equality, inclusion essential to weed out roots of extremism (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In the next seven days two of the biggest events that drive the women's equality agenda will energize all well-meaning people of the world.

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