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SUNS # 9021 Monday 18 November 2019

Trade : Sharp concerns over ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A meeting of the WTO Goods Council on 14 November heard around fifteen Members voicing sharp concerns over the uncertainty around quota allocations in the event of a no-deal Brexit as well as the disruption to trade being caused by the repeated extensions of the United Kingdom's withdrawal date from the European Union.

Trade : US-China trade talks hit rough waters (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade talks between the United States and China seem to have entered rough waters, despite an upbeat pronouncement by the US that Beijing will lift its ban on American poultry products.

United Nations : "We have the right to sexual and reproductive rights" (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. This amounts to 7.3 million births a year.

United Nations : Art helping women to highlight gender-based violence (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art.

United Nations : Youth call to ban all hindrances to LGBTQI communities (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community, delegates at the ICPD25 tell IPS.

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