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SUNS # 9085 Tuesday 10 March 2020

United Nations : Coronavirus outbreak to impact negatively on FDI flows (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) will have a negative impact on global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, ranging from -5% to -15%, in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

United Nations : Learning diplomacy from flipping burgers at McDonald's (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
It's a rainy February morning in New York, but inside the walls of her room, it might as well be summer - bright and warm, much in contrast to the drizzles reluctantly crawling on the window panes of Ambassador Kshenuka Senewiratne's office overlooking Manhattan.

Q&A : "Place gender equality at the heart of our work" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Ambassador Mona Juul started her role as Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in January 2019, and is also the president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Rights : The architecture of gender inequality (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Architectural metaphors are a popular way to think about inequality between men and women.

Opinion : Want to go for inclusive climate action? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Gender equality and women's rights have progressed immensely since the adoption of the most visionary agenda on women's empowerment, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years ago.

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