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SUNS # 7994  Wednesday  1 April 2015

Trade : WTO Goods Council elects new Chair, and chairs of sub-bodies    (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Council for Trade in Goods, at its regular meeting on 26 March, elected Ambassador Hector Casanueva of Chile as its Chair for 2015, and also approved a slate of chairs for its various subsidiary bodies.

Climate : GCF Board agrees on process for reviewing funding proposals    (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Geneva)
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, at its ninth meeting, agreed to a process on how funding proposals from developing countries might be reviewed.

United Nations : Nuclear threat escalating beyond political rhetoric    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating - perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

Spain : Impunity fuels abuse in immigrant detention centres    (PRIV)
(IPS, Malaga)
"They mistreat you, they don't respect you. I've seen beatings, suffering, and you can't defend yourself. When you're locked in there it's as if you were in another world," Salif Sy, a Senegalese man who in 2011 spent eight days in an immigrant detention centre (CIE) in Madrid, told IPS.

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