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SUNS # 9026 Monday 25 November 2019

Trade : G20 trade restrictions still at historic highs, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
New import-restrictive measures implemented by the G20 economies covered an estimated USD 460.4 billion in merchandise trade during the period from mid-May to mid-October 2019, an increase of 37% over the previous period (USD 335.9 billion) going back to mid-October 2018, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said.

UN : Group launched to put Afghan women at centre of peace initiatives (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Afghanistan's first female ambassador to the United Nations this week launched a UN group that aims to put women at the centre of peace initiatives in Afghanistan.

Opinion : End rape - an intolerable cost to society (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape.

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