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SUNS # 9589 Tuesday 7 June 2022

Trade : Time for South to counter "take-it-or-leave-it" outcomes at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO director-general may resort to "take-it-or-leave-it" outcomes at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12), as she appears less concerned with substance and more with exerting coercive pressure on the developing countries due to continued divergences on fisheries subsidies, the outcome document for MC12, proposed WTO reforms, and agriculture among others, said people familiar with the development.

Rights : Two decades of impunity for environmental disaster in Peruvian village (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
"We are not asking for money, but for our health, for a dignified life," is the cry of the people of Choropampa, which lawyer Milagros Perez continually hears 22 years after the environmental disaster that occurred in this town in the department of Cajamarca, in Peru's northern Andes highlands, on the afternoon of Jun. 2, 2000.

Kenya : In arid north, locals face impact of climate change, hunger & poverty (PRIV)
(IPS, Marsabit)
Darkuale Parsanti and his wife Mary Rampe are counting their losses: One by one, they have seen their livestock wiped out.

Pakistan : Artists, activists fight for refugee status for arrested Afghan musicians (PRIV)
(IPS, Peshawar)
The arrest of Afghan musicians in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan has elicited protests from local politicians, artists and rights activists who demand their release and say they should be allowed to stay as refugees.

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