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SUNS # 7788  Tuesday  22 April 2014

Climate : Developing countries express reservations over IPCC Report    (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Geneva)
Twelve developing countries registered reservations or "conditions of acceptance" of the Underlying Report and Technical Summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Working Group III (WG III) on "mitigation of climate change".

Labour : Ending modern slavery starts in the boardroom    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
Modern-day slavery can be eradicated from multinational supply chains, but only if global businesses contribute to greater transparency and collaboration, according to new recommendations by Sedex Global and Verite.

United States : Tribe looks to international court for justice    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
An indigenous community in the United States has filed a petition against the federal government, alleging that officials have repeatedly broken treaties and that the court system has failed to offer remedy.

Caribbean : Saving tourism from the sea    (PRIV)
(IPS, Bridgetown)
Faced with the prospect of losing miles of beautiful white beaches - and the millions in tourist dollars that come with them - from erosion driven by climate change, Barbados is taking steps to protect its coastline as a matter of economic survival.

Afghanistan : Turns a political corner    (PRIV)
(IPS, Jalalabad)
The Afghanistan presidential election is turning out to be a tale of two narratives. The more positive and democratic one could be winning the day.

Cote d'Ivoire : Tech solutions to local problems    (PRIV)
(IPS, Abidjan)
When Ivorian Thierry N'Doufou saw local school kids suffering under the weight of their backpacks full of textbooks, it sparked an idea of how to close the digital gap where it is the largest - in local schoolrooms.

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