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SUNS # 9005 Friday 25 October 2019

Trade : Major ICs cautiously welcome China's latest offer for acceding to GPA   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Major developed countries on Wednesday (23 October) welcomed China's sixth revised market access offer for acceding to the World Trade Organization's plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), setting the stage for Beijing's much-delayed accession next year, a trade envoy told the SUNS.

Opinion : Development banks needed to finance sustainable development   (IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney) (PRIV)
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Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 22 Oct (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- Public or state development banking will be vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, argues UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2019 (TDR 2019).

UN : Europe should re-think assumptions about African migrants   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Sub-Saharan African migrants who risk perilous sea crossings to Europe are often assumed to be illiterate, jobless chancers in desperate bids to flee stagnation and rampant corruption in their home countries.

Bangladesh : Climate change victims safeguard endangered dolphins   (IPS, Khulna) (PRIV)
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Israfil Boyati lives along the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal.

UN : Governments & Internet companies fail to meet challenges of online hate   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The prevalence of online hate poses challenges to everyone, first and foremost the marginalised individuals who are its principal targets.

Opinion : Swiftly ending tobacco epidemic requires government action   (IPS, Washington DC) (PRIV)
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New information published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that action taken by just 11 countries - most of them low- or middle-income - has resulted in 20 million fewer adult tobacco users in 2017 compared with 2008.

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