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SUNS # 8910 Monday  20 May 2019


 
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United Nations: Commodity-dependent countries reach 20-year high (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The number of commodity-dependent countries increased from 92 in the period 1998-2002 to 102 in the period from 2013 to 2017, reaching its highest level in 20 years, the UN Conference on Trade an d Development (UNCTAD) has said.

UN: Do we need a global convention of common principles for building peace? (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
When the Stockholm International Pea ce Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on "Peace and Development" on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spre ading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered by climate change and widespread poverty and conflict-related hunger.

Opinion: Growing authoritarianism, social inequalities often prelude to con flict (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
I want to talk about peacebuilding and inclusive peace.

Europe: Frontex mandate expanded (PRIV)
(IPS, Brussels)
The European Union plans to deploy 10,000 armed border guards by 2027 to patrol its land and sea borders.


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