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SUNS # 8883 Monday 8 April 2019

Trade : EU and allies push back against India's move to strengthen MTS (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union and other major developed countries have expressed sharp concern over India's attempts to b uild a strong coalition of developing countries for safeguarding the developmental concerns and strengthening the multilateral trading system (MTS).

Climate : UNFCCC finance body discusses report on needs of South countries (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, Bonn)
The UNFCCC's Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) had an interesting exchange on the preparation of a report on the determination of the needs of developing countries in implementing their cl imate actions.

Latin America : Resets its strategy against femicides (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Several initiatives are s eeking to strengthen the fight against femicides in Latin America, a region which, de spite growing popular mobilisation and pioneering legislation against gender-base d murders, still has the world's worst rates in what has been described as a "silent genocide," says UN Women.

Marshall Islands : Greater skills equals greater ability to combat leprosy (PRIV)
(IPS, Majuro)
It's a Friday morning and Dr. Ken Jetton , the only doctor who treats leprosy in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islan ds, is seeing a patient recently cured of the disease.

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