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SUNS # 8778 Monday 22 October 2018

Trade : Dates set for MC12 in Astana (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The General Council of the World Trade Organisation on Thursday agreed that the twelfth WTO ministerial conference (MC12) will now take place in Astana, Kazakhstan from 8 to 11 June 2020.

United Nations : Don't "whitewash" Khashoggi's murder (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In the midst of internation al outrage over the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, human rights groups have called for a United Nations investigation into the incid ent.

Q&A : Using data to predict internal displacement trends (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
This year the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) noted that 2017 saw the highest number of displacements associated with conflict in a decade - 11.8 million people.

Rwanda : Leverages GCF's opportunities to fast-track sustainable development (PRIV)
(IPS, Kigali)
In a move to achieve its green growth aspirations by 2050, Rwanda has placed a major focus on promoting project proposals that shift away from "business as usual" and have a significant i mpact on curbing climate change while attracting private investment.

Africa : Must increase spending on health, education, modern contraception (PRIV)
(IPS, Yaounde)
One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to emp ower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential.

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