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SUNS # 7877  Friday  19 September 2014

United Nations : General Assembly adopts SDG outcome    (PRIV)
(Bhumika Muchhala, New York)
The United Nations General Assembly on 10 September adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outcome document.

Finance : Reform proposals and implications for international trade in services    (PRIV)
(Andrew Cornford, Geneva)
David Shirreff, a well-known British financial commentator, has recently issued a comprehensive blueprint for banking reform in the United Kingdom.

Environment : Will the upcoming Climate Summit be another talkathon?    (PRIV)
(IPS, Penang)
As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit September 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.

Environment : Pushing for cities to take lead on climate change    (PRIV)
(IPS, Paris)
If former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg had used the Velib' - Paris' public bicycle sharing system - to arrive at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development here Wednesday, he might have sent a stronger message about the need for cities to be "empowered to take the lead in combating climate change".

United States : Ground troops possible in anti-ISIS battle    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
US combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington's top military officer warned here Tuesday.

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