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SUNS # 9644 Tuesday 13 September 2022

Trade : Indo-Pacific Economic Framework entails WTO-plus commitments (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The trade ministers of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on 9 September concluded their first ministerial meeting in Los Angeles, United States, announcing a comprehensive work program in four pillars such as trade, supply chains, a clean economy, as well as a fair economy.

Zambia : Parliamentarians tackle population issues to improve quality of life (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
Parliamentarians play a decisive role in addressing population issues, as was demonstrated when the majority voted against a private member motion to end teaching of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Zambia in 2020.

Zimbabwe : Sand poachers fueling environmental harm (PRIV)
(IPS, Chitungwiza)
In Chitungwiza, right next to the highway, 36-year-old Nesbit Gavanga and his five colleagues use shovels as they load trucks with sand.

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