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SUNS # 8540 Wednesday 27 September 2017

Trade : ICs and allies in South push for new mandate on e-commerce (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed countries and their allies in the developing world have upped the ante for launching negotiations on electronic commerce at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December. They have issued a fresh call for pursuing negotiations under a new mandate as opposed to the 1998 e-commerce work program, trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : Making right to development a reality for everyone (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
More than 30 years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, business-as-usual will not be sufficient to achieve progress, a United Nations human rights expert has said.

United Nations : G77 a key partner in reform of the UN system (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the Charter of Algiers was adopted 50 years ago, it marked the unity of the Group of 77. This unity has not wavered since then.

United Nations : Even in school, more than half of all children aren't learning (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Six out of ten children in the world are not achieving basic proficiency in reading and mathematics, a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows.

Opinion : Trump's threat of total destruction is unlawful, extremely dangerous (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
President Trump's threat of total destruction of North Korea is utterly unacceptable.

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