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SUNS # 8804 Tuesday 27 November 2018

Trade : Sharp rise in G20 trade-restrictive measures, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The G20 economies applied some 40 new trade-restrictive measures, during the period from mid-May 2018 to mid-Octo ber 2018, mainly through tariff increases, import bans and export duties, the W orld Trade Organisation has reported.

Development : BCFN forum to promote food sustainability (PRIV)
(IPS, Milan)
As 2018 nears its end, the world faces a new wave of food insecurity with the level of hunger being on the rise glob ally.

Latin America : Climate change drives up rural poverty (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Only 18 percent of t he population of Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas, but thes e are increasingly hotbeds of poverty, and climate change is playing a major role in this phenomenon.

Opinion : Gender inequality is stunting economic progress (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
"Do not let us off th e hook; keep our feet to the fire".

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