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SUNS # 8339 Monday  24 October 2016


United Nations: Pursuit of profit undermining workers' rights (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Failure of economic polices in reducing poverty and inequality, the increasing power of multinational corporations and the fragmentation of the workplace amongst others have resulted in the disenfranchisement of the majority of the world's workers of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the workplace.

Climate: GCF seeks more efforts to strengthen quality of funding proposals (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at its 14th meeting held in Songdo, Republic of Korea called for more intensive efforts to strengthen the quality of funding proposals, "in order (for the proposals) to demonstrate greater potential to adapt to the impacts of climate change and to limit and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions," that promote a paradigm shift.

Development: We can eliminate hunger and poverty with greater commitment (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Kuala Lumpur)
Why do people go hungry? Mainly because they do not have the means to get enough food, whether by producing it themselves or by purchasing it.

Africa: Pan-African Parliament seeks larger role on food security (PRIV)
(IPS, Cairo)
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) concluded its session in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh Monday, 17 October with initiatives on PAP's identity, counter-terrorism challenges in the continent and joint development plans, particularly the question of food security.

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