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SUNS # 9049 Monday 20 January 2020

UN : Prospects for 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes, uncertainty (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Prospects for the world economy in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty, the United Nations has forecast in a new report.

UN : Is Iraq now a virtual "US-occupied territory"? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as "Israeli- occupied territory" - apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state.

UN : Women activists escalate demand for "bodily autonomy" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman's legitimate right to "bodily autonomy"- the right to self-governance over one's own body without coercion or external pressure.

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