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SUNS # 8713 Tuesday 3 July 2018

Trade : China-India renew battle to end US-EU agri-support policies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China and India have renewed their negotia ting battle at the World Trade Organization for eliminating the most trade-disto rting domestic support offered by the developed countries, particularly the US a nd the European Union, even as the US is in the process of enacting a new farm bil l with an aggressive subsidy-driven farm program, trade envoys told SUNS.

Health : Fight against drug consumption needs gender-specific treatments (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The World Drug Report 2018, launched last week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health- care and legal solutions.

Health : Gaming disorder - a new disease experts say is hard to diagnose (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added "Gaming Disorder" as a disease recognized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in the 11t h revision of its official collection of recognized conditions.

Peru : Breaking the cycle of child labour (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
Most labourers in Peru are forced into a vicious cycle by circumstance. Faced with low-paying, high-intensity work, they have no choice but to make their children work as well.

West Africa : Moves ahead with renewable energy despite challenges (PRIV)
(IPS, Kinshasa)
- The West African nation of Guinea may be a signatory of the Paris Agreement, a global undertaking by countries around the world to reduce climate change, but as it tries to provide electricity to some three quarters of its 12 million pe ople who are without, the commitment is proving a struggle.

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