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SUNS # 8914 Friday 24 May 2019

Trade : Joint statement on services domestic regulation expected at Paris me et (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed countries along with seve ral developing countries are expected to issue a "joint statement on services d omestic regulation" in Paris on 23 May for finalizing their respective schedules of specific commitments by the twelfth WTO ministerial meeting in June 2020.

Opinion : The contribution of humanitarian action to peace (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
The connection of humanitarian act ion to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understan dably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important.

Opinion : Partnerships to promote equality for LGBTI people (PRIV)
(IPS, Santo Domingo)
As states and civil society organizations are increasingly acting to address stigma, discrimination and human rights violations targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual , transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, dialogues and alliances jointly ta ckle these challenges.

Opinion : Women & youth remain politically under-represented in Nigeria (PRIV)
(IPS, Abuja)
Two months after the general elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, things are bac k to normal.

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