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SUNS # 8934 Thursday 27 June 2019

United Nations : Barbados to host UNCTAD XV next year   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is set to host the fifteenth quadrennial conference (UNCTAD XV) of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Bridgetown in 2020.

Climate : Disagreements over review of achievements under the UNFCCC   (TWN, Bonn) (PRIV)
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Disagreements between developed and developing countries arose over the need to review the progress on achievements under the UNFCCC, at the Bonn climate talks.

Opinion : A bad free trade agreement is worse than nothing   (IPS, Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 Jun (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Nazran Zhafri Ahmad Johari*) -- With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump's novel neo-mercantilist approach to overcoming his nation's economic malaises, many voices now argue that bad free trade agreements are better than nothing.

ILO : How effective is a non-binding treaty on ending harassment at work?   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Against the backdrop of widespread charges of sexual abuse and harassment at workplaces - including the United Nations - the International Labour Conference (ILC) last week adopted a "Convention" and a set of "Recommendations" to protect workers and employees worldwide.

Pakistan : Poor outlook for HIV-positive children   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Over 785 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Larkana, Pakistan. 82% of those individuals are children, and only half are receiving the treatment they need.

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