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SUNS # 8652 Thursday 29 March 2018

Trade : US blocks panel requests in Canadian softwood lumber dispute (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Two dispute panel requests by Canada over countervailing and anti-dumping duties imposed by the United States on imports of softwood lumber from Canada were blocked by the United States at a meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Tuesday.

Korea : Former UN chief takes helm of Global Green Growth Institute (PRIV)
(IPS, Seoul)
In the face of climate change and growing energy demand in developing countries, Ban Ki-moon, the new president and chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), unveiled his vision for a more sustainable path by helping countries in their transition to greener economies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Opinion : Accelerating universal health coverage in Kenya (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Nairobi, Kenya, 27 Mar (IPS/Werner Schultink, Rudi Eggers & Siddharth Chatterjee*) -- The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Easter holidays in Europe, the next issue SUNS #8653 will appear on 3 April.

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