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SUNS # 8861 Thursday 7 March 2019

Trade : Brazil initiates WTO dispute over India's support for sugarcane (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Brazil has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over alleged domestic support provided by India to the agricul tural producers of sugarcane and sugar, as well as all export subsidies that Indi a provides for sugar and sugarcane.

United Nations : Healthy oceans, healthy societies (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Over recent years, there hav e been shocking reports of marine endangerment and plastic pollution. The thr eats are clear, and now urgent action is needed more than ever.

Latin America : Women programme their world against the digital divide (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro)
Designed mos tly by men, many digital applications are not suitable for women, but some init iatives are beginning to include them as programmers and beneficiaries in Latin Ame rica, where the gender gap is also technological.

Media : Royal wedding received triple the coverage of Yemen last year (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
The ongoing war in Yemen, called th e world's "worst humanitarian disaster" by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minut es of coverage on the ABC, NBC, and CBS weekday evening news programs in 2018.

Health : New regional secretariat to advance leprosy advocacy in Asia (PRIV)
(IPS, Manila)
Organisations of people affected by lepro sy in Asia have agreed to form a regional-level secretariat to support national advocacies and represent their collective agenda at a world conference to b e held later this year.

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