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SUNS # 8470 Monday  29 May 2017


United Nations: Dr Tedros of Ethiopia elected as new WHO DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia as its new Director-General, the first from the African continent to hold this position.

Zambia: UN envoy urges shifts away from large-scale projects (PRIV)
(Timothy A. Wise, Cambridge)
Leave it to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, to remind the Zambian government - and all of us - that in agricultural countries such as Zambia the right to food depends on the access of the rural poor to land.

Finance: International finance governance undemocratic (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Kuala Lumpur)
Why is it so difficult to achieve meaningful coordination when everybody agrees that it is desirable, if not necessary?

Rights: A grisly tale of children falling easy prey to ruthless smugglers (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Don't read this story if you are a parent or have child relatives. It is the bloodcurdling story of over 300,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who are just a small part of millions of children that are innocent, easy prey for smugglers and human traffickers worldwide.

United Nations: "Horrific" increase in worldwide displacement (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

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