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SUNS # 9087 Thursday 12 March 2020

Trade : Coronavirus forces suspension of WTO meetings through 20 March (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The growing threat from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend all meetings effective 11 March through 20 March.

United Nations : Coronavirus will slow growth to below 2.5%, cost $1 trillion (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The shock caused by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) will trigger a recession in some countries and a deceleration of global annual growth this year to below 2.5 per cent, resulting in a hit to global income of around $1 trillion, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Climate : An ambitious year for action is a big year for women's empowerment (PRIV)
(IPS, Seoul)
This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.

Opinion : Feminists rewrite their realities across the global map (PRIV)
(IPS, Toronto)
In November 2019, thousands of Chileans took to the streets to perform an anti-rape, anti-femicide choreography organized by a small feminist collective called Las Tesis.

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