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SUNS # 9027 Tuesday 26 November 2019

Trade : DSB chair to report on AB crisis later this week (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand, is expected to inform members on Friday (29 November) about his consultations on "matters related to the functioning of the Appellate Body", even as the United States upped the ante for making the AB dysfunctional, trade envoys told the SUNS.

UN : $650 million pledge aimed at eradicating extreme hunger by 2030. (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When a coalition of international donors pledged more than $650 million to provide assistance to over 300 million smallholder farmers in developing countries, the primary aim was to help increase agricultural and livestock production besieged by droughts, floods and other natural disasters triggered by climate change - mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

UN : Saudi UNESCO win riles Khashoggi standard-bearers (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Human rights campaigners have reacted angrily to the election of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO's top board, highlighting the kingdom's ongoing crackdowns on political freedoms and critics.

UN : A staggering 1-in-3 women experience physical, sexual abuse (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday's World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

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