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SUNS # 8893 Wednesday 24 April 2019

Trade : EU, Australia table draft MC12 statement on domestic regulation (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union and Australia have circulated a draft joint ministerial statement for finalizing a plurilatera l outcome on "domestic regulation disciplines" at the WTO's twelfth ministerial confe rence (MC12) taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan, June next year, trade envoys tol d the SUNS.

UN : Trump's veto will trigger more US arms to kill civilians in Yemen (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
President Donald Trump's decision to veto a bi-partisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in a devastating Saudi-led four-year conflict in Yemen is expected to escalate t he ongoing war in the trouble-plagued region.

Development : Activists spotlight education for development and rights (PRIV)
(IPS, Belgrade)
"Communicate something to your partner in silence."

Rights : Smears, laws, lack of cooperation - tools against activists (PRIV)
(IPS, Belgrade)
The murder of Brazilian politician an d human rights activist Marielle Franco just over a year ago and attacks on o ther rights activists around the world have galvanised civil society organisatio ns, with the United Nations heightening its own strategy to protect rights defenders .

Mideast : Egypt's food challenge - a good effort but not enough (PRIV)
(IPS, Cairo)
"Unfortunately, the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East.

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