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SUNS # 8992 Tuesday 8 October 2019

Trade : "Convergence" claimed on addressing US concerns over AB   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The facilitator tasked to resolve the deadlock over the appointment of members to the vacancies in the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body (AB) has suggested that there is "convergence" on the language for addressing the concerns raised by the United States, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Afghan war deadly for children despite peace process   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The United Nations has warned that the past four years were among the deadliest for children in Afghanistan since the United States-led invasion of 2001, with nearly 13,000 youngsters killed and injured in that period.

Q&A : Holistic land management - only a movement can prevent desertification   (IPS, Bulawayo) (PRIV)
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Desertification is not cheap. It has social, cultural, environmental and of course economic costs to reverse what it destroys.

Opinion : Modern conflicts against backdrop of climate change, inequalities   (IPS, Stockholm) (PRIV)
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We will look at how modern conflicts will be affected by the recent unprecedented technological and societal developments.

Opinion : The risk of nuclear war is increasing   (IPS, Washington DC) (PRIV)
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Over the long course of the nuclear age, millions of people around the world, often led by a young generation of clear-eyed activists, have stood up to demand meaningful, immediate international action to halt, reduce, and end the threat posed by nuclear weapons to humankind and the planet.

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