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SUNS # 8852 Friday 22 February 2019

Trade : China faces litmus test at WTO for preserving "policy space" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As the United States trade war against Ch ina appears to be inching towards a possible bilateral deal, Beijing is facing a litmus test at the World Trade Organization on whether it can stand firm with othe r developing countries to preserve "policy space" to pursue autonomous "developmental" goals, including the continuation of the special and differ ential treatment (S&DT).

Latin America : Attacks on human rights defenders a daily occurrence (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
"We're in a very difficult situat ion. There is militarisation at a regional level, and gender-based violence."

United Nations : Sexual violence surging in South Sudan (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Women and girls continue to face the brunt of violence in the northern region of South Sudan with persi stently high and brutal levels of sexual violence, a new report found.

Development : Wake up and smell the organic coffee (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
In 1992, the idea of replanting her father's ruined coffee farm seemed foolhardy at the time.

Climate : "No way to defend ourselves against onslaught of climate change" (PRIV)
(IPS, Paramaribo)
Two of the most prominent women in the Caribbean nation of Suriname are speaking out about developed countr ies that release large volumes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Opinion : Reverse engineering for SDGs (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually mi grate to big cities leaving their local communities behind.

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