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SUNS # 8270 Monday  27 June 2016


Trade: Ecuador's import surcharge extension divides BOP Committee (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions of the World Trade Organisation remained divided Thursday (23 June), on whether import surcharges imposed by Ecuador on a range of goods on balance-of-payments (BOP) grounds are in compliance with the WTO rules.

Finance: Rethinking fiscal policy for global recovery (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Global economic recovery is being held hostage by the ideological dogma of the last three and a half decades.

United Nations: Staff unions demand stronger action on sexual abuse (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations claims it is doing its best to curb widespread sexual abuses in its peacekeeping operations overseas - from Haiti all the way to the Central African Republic.

United Nations: Worldwide displacement at levels never seen before (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Displacement has increased to unprecedented levels due to war and persecution, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has found.

Development: Xenophobic rhetoric, now socially and politically 'acceptable'? (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
"Xenophobic and racist rhetoric seems not only to be on the rise, but also to be becoming more socially and politically acceptable."

UN: What does it take to prevent people from falling back into poverty? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Latin America and the Caribbean countries have experienced historic economic and social transformation in recent years.

Development: Fearing violence, LGBT refugees rarely seek help (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Despite their extreme vulnerability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender and inter-sex (LGBTI) refugees often do not seek the assistance they need, since revealing their sexual or gender identities can put them in grave danger.

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