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SUNS # 8971 Wednesday 4 September 2019

Trade : Trump severely criticised for escalating trade war with China   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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United States President Donald Trump has come under intense criticism from his domestic business and trade lobbies for escalating the trade war with China at a time of growing recessionary fears in the US economy.

Trade : WTO Members remain divided over new chair for fisheries talks   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Members of the World Trade Organization remained divided on Monday (2 September) over who should chair the crucial Doha rules negotiating body that is overseeing the fisheries subsidies negotiations.

UN : Is the high seas treaty heading towards troubled waters?   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The world's high seas, which extend beyond 200 nautical miles, are deemed "international waters" to be shared globally - but they remain largely ungoverned.

UN : Disaster risk resilience - key to protecting vulnerable communities   (IPS, Bangkok) (PRIV)
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The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific.

UN : Aid boss promises "punishment" for misconduct in Yemen, Palestine   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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A senior United Nations official has promised a thorough investigation into allegations of misconduct in field operations in Yemen and the occupied Palestinian territories, saying that those responsible would be punished.

Africa : Two million children robbed of an education due to conflict   (IPS, Johannesburg) (PRIV)
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Fourteen-year-old Fanta lives in a tent in a settlement in Zamai, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon with her mother and two brothers.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the local Jeune Genevois holiday for UN offices in Geneva, the next issue #8972 will appear on 9 September.

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