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SUNS # 8786 Thursday 1 November 2018

Trade : US continues blockage of AB appointments (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The ongoing impasse over the appointment of Appellate Body (AB) members continues with the United States once again blocking the consensus to launch the selection processes to fill four vacan cies on the seven-member adjudicative body.

Africa : Rwanda action plan aims to make cities green (PRIV)
(IPS, Kigali)
An ambitious programme aimed at developing six green secondary cities in Rwanda is underway and is expected to help this East African country achieve sustainable economic growth through energy efficiency and green job creation.

Seychelles : Issues world's first blue bond to fund fisheries projects (PRIV)
(IPS, Jakarta)
The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10- year blue bond to finance fisheries project s, making it the world's first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources.

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