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SUNS # 8854 Tuesday 26 February 2019

India : Publishes draft e-commerce policy document, open for comments (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
A draft policy document on India 's policy framework on e-commerce has been made pubic on 23 February by the Government of India in New Delhi, and has been thrown open for public comments before its finalisation.

United Nations : A spotlight on those suffering in silence (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
While news of political scandals and tweets may inundate social media feeds, numerous humanitarian crises have slipped under the radar, leaving victims "suffering in silence. "

Environment : Taking the lead in fight against climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, Paris)
As the grandchild of Jamaican citizen s who moved to Great Britain, Monique Taffe says she inherited a tradition of recycling and learned not to be part of the "throwaway culture", as some environmentalists have labelled consumerist societies.

Latin America : Local school is model for energy and water in Rapa Nui (PRIV)
(IPS, Hanga Roa)
A school in the capital of Easter Island (Rapa Nui, in the local indigenous tongue) gives an example o f clean management with the use of solar energy, rainwater recovery and an or ganic vegetable garden, as well as rooms and spaces built with waste materials.

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