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SUNS # 8792 Friday 9 November 2018

Trade : Pressure being exerted to oppose India-South Africa e-com proposal (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Intense pressure is being exerted on sever al developing countries at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to oppose a proposal by India and South Africa that calls for a "re-think" on the curre nt moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions, said sources fami liar with the development.

Latin America : Hunger and obesity on the rise for third year in a row (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
"For the third consecutive year the re is bad news" for Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers of hungry people have increased to "39.3 million people," or 6.1 percent of the popul ation, Julio Berdegue, FAO's regional representative, said Wednesday.

Opinion : Africa's giant blue economy potential (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent's Agenda 2063 envision ing the blue economy as a foremost contributor to transformation and growth.

Opinion : The crumbling architecture of arms control (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
At a political rally on Saturd ay, 20 October, US President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States w ill withdraw from the 1987 Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty).

Opinion : Women's climate leadership more vital than ever (PRIV)
(IPS, San Francisco)
The lates t Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change.

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