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SUNS # 8947 Tuesday 16 July 2019

Trade : Thailand found non-compliant on Philippine cigarette ruling   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A compliance panel at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that Thailand has failed to comply with a previous WTO ruling regarding customs and fiscal measures that it had imposed on imports of cigarettes from the Philippines.

Climate : Intense talks at GCF Board prior to adoption of decision on voting   (Indrajit Bose, New Delhi) (PRIV)
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Intense wrangling and exchanges happened at the most recent meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board prior to the adoption of a decision on decision-making in the absence of consensus, that included procedures on voting.

Opinion : Women are pivotal in the war on terror   (IPS, Nairobi) (PRIV)
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On 10 July 2019, I was honoured to moderate a meeting with women's groups for the UN Secretary-General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism.

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