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SUNS # 9184 Friday 4 September 2020

Trade : South urged to pursue "inclusive and developmental" WTO reforms (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The former South African trade minister Rob Davies on 2 September urged the developing and least-developed countries to intensify their efforts for "inclusive and developmental" reforms at the World Trade Organization to counter the highly "skewed" reforms being advanced by the United States and other industrialized countries.

Latin America : Family farming hard hit by COVID-19 restrictions (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With limited transport options to carry their goods to the market, lack of protective gear, and limited financial resources, family farmers across Latin America are facing grave consequences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latin America : Semi-arid regions cooperate to adapt to climate (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
After centuries of poverty, marginalisation from national development policies and a lack of support for positive local practices and projects, the semi-arid regions of Latin America are preparing to forge their own agricultural paths by sharing knowledge, in a new and unprecedented initiative.

COVID-19 : Keeping education within the grasp of refugee children (PRIV)
(IPS, Mbabane)
"Not being able to go to school is not something I'd wish on any child in this world," said 21-year-old Nujeen Mustafa, a young advocate for refugees who fled the Syrian war with her sister.

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