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SUNS # 9287 Wednesday 17 February 2021

Trade : New WTO Director-General leans towards Northern trade agenda (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Several developing countries have remained alarmed over the trade agenda unveiled by the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that seeks to accelerate work on the non-mandated, informal Joint Statement Initiatives (JSIs) on electronic commerce and investment facilitation, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Rights : Argentina's abortion legislation sparks hope in Caribbean region (PRIV)
(IPS, Kingston)
It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Mideast : Peace in Yemen, but not without women's role in peacebuilding (PRIV)
(IPS, New Delhi)
The armed conflict in Yemen which has lasted six years, has killed and injured thousands of civilians, displaced more than one million people and given rise to cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages and threats of famine.

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