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SUNS # 9229 Tuesday 10 November 2020

Trade : General Council meeting on WTO DG selection postponed (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the WTO General Council (GC), Ambassador David Walker from New Zealand, has postponed the "special" GC meeting scheduled to take place on 9 November for appointing the new WTO director-general Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria, in view of "current events" as well as the heightened COVID-19 restrictions.

Q&A : How desert dust storms supply vital nutrients to the oceans (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When sand and dust storms (SDS) rage in the Sahara Desert, more than 10,000 km away in the Caribbean Sea the very same storms have a range of effects on the 1,360 species of shorefish that populate the waters there.

Africa : Growing resilient food systems post-Covid is key (PRIV)
(IPS, Accra)
When it comes to food security, the challenge is not always about producing more - it's also about quality: producing food that is wholesome and preserved safely.

Pakistan : Forced child marriage & conversion - call for discussion & reform (PRIV)
(IPS, Karachi)
October 13 began like any other day at the Lal house as Raja Lal and his wife Rita Raja left for work at 7:30 am.

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