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SUNS # 9088 Friday 13 March 2020

Trade : MC12 unlikely to take place in Kazakhstan due to coronavirus (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) is unlikely to be held in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) having now been declared as a pandemic.

UN : Reaches 90-90 gender parity in senior leadership (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations claims it has reached one of its primary goals relating to women's rights in the world body: gender parity at senior levels of management and in the highest echelons of the Organization.

UN : How will COVID-19 affect economies of Latin America & the Caribbean? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
History shows that in Latin America and the Caribbean, volatility is the norm and not the exception and that the development trajectories of their countries are not linear.

United States : Is our academic system ready for a new coronavirus normal? (PRIV)
(IPS, Illinois)
Institutions of higher education have a responsibility to lead by example and to provide current, high-quality information to the people and communities that support them.

Brazil : Slavery modernises, adapts to stay alive (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
"Slave labour is not declining; it has taken on new forms and is growing; it expanded to new sectors where it did not previously exist," said Ivanete da Silva Sousa, an activist in the fight against modern-day slavery in northern Brazil.

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