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SUNS # 9029 Thursday 28 November 2019

Trade : US creates "new normal" on use of funds for AB members (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has created a "new normal" at the World Trade Organization by forcing wrenching conditions for the use of funds for Appellate Body (AB) members.

UN : Continues its push for a nuclear-weapons-free zone in Middle East (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A longstanding proposal for a regional nuclear-weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East - one of the world's most conflict-ridden regions - has been kicked around the corridors of UN committee rooms since 1974.

UN : Warns of "screen teens" not getting enough exercise (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
It is a common complaint of parents globally that their children and teenagers spend far too many hours sprawled on couches playing video games, sharing selfies with online friends and giggling over TikTok videos.

Opinion : Catalysing change for gender equality (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok/New York)
Bangkok/New York, 27 Nov (IPS/Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka*) -- Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago.

Opinion : Four ways to prevent deaths from Lassa fever (PRIV)
(IPS, Abuja)
Dr. Wouter, a Dutch doctor who helped perform surgeries and train colleagues in surgical skills in under-served areas of Sierra Leone, died of Lassa Fever. He was infected as a result of performing a Caesarean section on an infected pregnant woman.

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