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SUNS # 8922 Tuesday 11 June 2019

Trade : Moratorium on e-com duties will negatively impact South   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The current moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions will not only negatively impact the efforts of many developing countries to industrialize digitally but could also undermine their existing industries.

United Nations : Empower ocean women   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Our oceans play a major role in everyday life, but they are in grave danger. To protect the ocean, we must look to a crucial, largely overlooked component - gender.

Afghanistan : Schools left unprotected by government, international community   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Attacks on Afghan schools tripled between 2017 and 2018, according to a UNICEF report released last week - from 68 attacks to 192 in 2018.

Zimbabwe : Resettled farmers hawking cigarettes to survive   (IPS, Marondera) (PRIV)
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For subsistence farmer Rogers Hove - who proudly brandishes a worn-out letter for his five hectare piece of land he obtained from the government following the chaotic land seizures from white commercial farmers over two decades ago - what matters most to him, "is to see my piece of land in my possession".

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