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SUNS # 8779 Tuesday 23 October 2018

Trade : Ottawa meet to initiate first steps to launch new talks at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Thirteen trade ministers are expected to initiate the first steps in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday for launching a new round of trade negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2020, that could fundament ally transform the World Trade Organization from a multilateral to a plurilatera l trade body almost on a permanent footing, trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : The right to choose (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new repo rt says.

Cuba : Women, vulnerable to climate change, in forefront of the struggle (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
When people ask marine biologist Ang ela Corvea why the symbol of her environmental project Acualina, which has transcended the borders of Cuba, is a little girl, she answers without hesi tation: "Because life, care, attachment, the creative force of life are contained i n the feminine world."

Mideast : UAE raising awareness about impact of climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, Abu Dhabi)
The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate chan ge.

Opinion : Time for global collaboration to address sexual & reproductive hea lth (PRIV)
(IPS, Ottawa)
300 Parliamentarians from over 150 nations will meet, in Ottawa, to tackle one of the most serious global challenges facing humanity.

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