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SUNS # 8824 Tuesday 15 January 2019

Trade : Turkey blocks panel over additional duties on US products (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Turkey blocked on 11 January, at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), a request for the establishment of a dispute panel by the United States over the additional duties imposed by Tu rkey on certain US products.

United Nations : Lambasted on high-level appointments (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The world's developing countries, comprising over two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, are complaining the y are not being adequately represented in the higher echelons of the world bo dy - despite competent candidates with strong professional and academic qualifications vying for these jobs.

United Nations : Walking miles in their shoes (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In light of the millions of refugees escaping persecution in search of a safer, more prosperous future, a new campaign aims to raise awareness of the difficult journeys such populations take around the world.

Argentina : Indigenous people fight for land rights (PRIV)
(IPS, Tartagal)
Nancy Lopez lives in a house made o f clay, wood and corrugated metal sheets, on private land dedicated to agricu lture.

Brazil : Solar energy crowns social housing programme (PRIV)
(IPS, Palmeiras de Goias)
"Solar energy makes my happiness complete," said Divina Cardoso dos Santos, owner of one of 740 houses with photovoltaic panels on the rooftops in a settlement on the outs kirts of this central Brazilian city.

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