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SUNS # 9202 Friday 2 October 2020

Trade : Rules chair to hold another round of fisheries talks from 5 October (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Despite the apparent setback suffered in resolving the form and institutional arrangement of the proposed new fisheries subsidies agreement, the chair of the Doha rules negotiations has scheduled meetings from 5 October on issues concerning definitions, exemption for natural disasters, and territoriality in the context of dispute settlement, negotiators told the SUNS.

Rights : COVID-19 could push millions into modern slavery, says UN expert (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak have been particularly detrimental to those who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis including people trapped in slavery-like conditions and other forms of exploitation.

Jordan : Water security crucial to maintaining stability in the country (PRIV)
(IPS, Amman)
Jordan is one of the driest countries in the world, ranking the fifth most water-stressed nation in an analysis by the World Resources Institute.

United Nations : Less food loss and waste, more right to food (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
Most cultures have created taboos and norms that prevent food waste.

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