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SUNS # 9043 Wednesday 18 December 2019

Trade : Indonesia initiates dispute against EU measures on biofuels (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Indonesia has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over certain measures imposed by the European Union and its Member States affecting palm oil and oil palm crop-based biofuels from Indonesia.

Climate : Conference ends amidst major North-South differences (PRIV)
(TWN, Madrid)
The UN climate talks ended almost two days later than scheduled on Sunday, Dec 15, where some key decisions were unable to be adopted, mainly because of clashes of opinion between developed and developing countries.

Climate : Haiti's cry for help as climate change is compared to act of violence (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
Haiti's Environment Minister Joseph Jouthe has compared the climate emergency to a violent act and appealed to the international community for help to fight climate change.

Bangladesh : Sasakawa vows to continue support for fighting leprosy (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has assured Bangladesh of continuing support for the Zero Leprosy Initiative announced by the country's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, aimed at eliminating leprosy by 2030.

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