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SUNS # 8974 Wednesday 11 September 2019

Trade : US claims "conceptual" accord reached in trade war with China   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States has reached a "conceptual agreement" with China in their festering trade war on how to enforce a final deal, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed on Monday (9 September).

Trade : Chinese Taipei initiates dispute over Indian duties on ICT goods   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Chinese Taipei has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over duties imposed by India on imports of certain information and communications technology (ICT) goods.

Health : Awareness should be priority in public health efforts against leprosy   (IPS, Manila) (PRIV)
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Increasing awareness of the continuing existence of Hansen's Disease (leprosy) is critical to sustaining effective public health efforts against the disease, eliminating the social stigma associated with it, and halting its transmission.

Health : The business of social enterprise   (IPS, Manila) (PRIV)
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Organisations supporting people affected by Hansen's disease (leprosy) have social rather than capitalist aims, but they need to take a business-minded approach to their work if they wish to be sustainable, experts at a global conference in Manila, Philippines said.

United Nations : Eritrea tops watchlist of world's most-censored countries   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Eritrea has the world's highest levels of censorship and the most active government in jailing reporters and stifling newspapers, radio and television, a study by the watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says.

Opinion : Culture of peace takes big stride   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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It has been a long, arduous journey - a journey ridden curiously with obstacles and indifference.

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