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SUNS # 8978 Tuesday 17 September 2019

Trade : Mere exchange of ideas in fisheries talks in absence of a chair   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The continued stalemate over the appointment of a chair for the Doha rules negotiating body at the World Trade Organization has led the facilitators and the negotiators merely to exchange ideas last week on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, overfishing and overcapacity, overfished stocks, and cross-cutting issues,  trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Leaders must start taking science seriously   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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World leaders attending this month's United Nations General Assembly should listen harder to scientists if they want to tackle climate change and meet global anti-poverty targets, UN experts warned this week.

Health : Litigation, mechanism to ensure justice, end stigma on Hansen's disease   (IPS, Manila) (PRIV)
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Professor Ai Kurosaka remembers the day she first interacted with a person affected by Hansen's disease.

Sri Lanka : Faces major challenges on UN's 2030 Development Agenda   (IPS, Bangkok) (PRIV)
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On the road to sustainable development, Sri Lanka provides an interesting case study.

Opinion : Let's get climate action into traction with gender equality   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Climate change is already altering the face of our planet.

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