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SUNS # 8931 Monday 24 June 2019
 
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Trade : Azevedo, as TNC chair, extends support for plurilateral initiatives   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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While admitting that he was functioning as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) under the Doha Work Programme, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo nevertheless extended support to non-mandated plurilateral initiatives on e-commerce and domestic regulation for services, that undermine multilateralism.

Climate : South express concerns over arrangements for UNFCCC meetings   (TWN, Bonn) (PRIV)
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Agendas of the next UNFCCC session, frequency of forthcoming meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COPs) and participation of non-Party stakeholders in the process have proved contentious in discussions under the agenda item on "Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings (AIM)" under the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI).

United Nations : Put survivors front and centre   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre.

Rights : The cost 200 million migrant workers pay to rescue their families   (IPS, Madrid) (PRIV)
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Straight to the point - while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their impoverished families.

Environment : The implacable desertification of Planet Earth   (IPS, Madrid) (PRIV)
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Yet another under-reported human-made disaster - the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate the climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee.


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