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SUNS # 8681 Wednesday 16 May 2018

Trade : EU, ECOWAS backed against wall, after Nigerian NO to EPA-WA (PRIV)
(Jacques Berthelot, Toulouse)
On 9 April 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria very explicitly told the new Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Ketil Iversen Karlsen, who came to present his credent ials, that Nigeria was determined not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for West Africa (WA).

Climate : Developing countries raise key concerns at closing of talks (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
Developing countries raised major concerns over several issues at the closing plenary of the forty-eighth ses sion of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48), which adjourned it's meeting on 10 May, after a two-week inter-session climate talks in Bon n, Germany.

Latin America : Child slavery refuses to disappear (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Child labour has been substantially reduced in Latin America, but 5.7 million children below the legal minimum age are still working and a large proportion of them work in precar ious, high-risk conditions or are unpaid, which constitute new forms of slave lab our.

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