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SUNS # 8084 Tuesday  1 September 2015


Finance: Misinformation hides real dimension of Greek "bailout" (PRIV)
(Roberto Savio, San Salvador)
The long saga on Greece is apparently over - European institutions have given Athens a third bailout of 86 billion euros which, combined with the previous two, makes a grand total of 240 billion euros.

Disarmament: Conference ends with ambitious goal - but how to get there? (PRIV)
(IPS, Hiroshima)
A three-day landmark UN Conference on Disarmament Issues has ended here - one day ahead of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests - stressing the need for ushering in a world free of nuclear weapons, but without a consensus on how to move towards that goal.

United Nations: Europe squabbles while refugees die (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As tens of thousands of refugees continue to flee conflict-ridden countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, Western European governments and international humanitarian organisations are struggling to cope with a snowballing humanitarian crisis threatening to explode.

Yemen: US-made cluster munitions causing civilian deaths (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
New research released August 26 by a leading human rights watchdog has found evidence of seven attacks involving cluster munitions in Yemen's northwestern Hajja governorate.

United Nations: South Korea - rises from aid beneficiary to donor nation (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Back in 1996, when South Korea voluntarily quit the 132-member Group of 77 (G77) - described as the largest single coalition of developing nations - it joined the 34-member Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), long known as the "rich man's club" based in Paris.

Central America: Water, climate, energy intertwined with fight against poverty (PRIV)
(IPS, Managua)
Central America's toolbox to pull 23 million people - almost half of the population - out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.

Development: OPEC Fund supports UNIDO in Latin America (PRIV)
(IPS, Vienna)
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has agreed to give the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) a grant in support of a project aimed at improving the productivity and competitiveness of the shrimp value chain in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

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