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SUNS # 8434 Friday 31 March 2017

Trade : Prospects for credible outcomes at Buenos Aires bleak (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Efforts are currently underway to nominate Kenya's trade envoy Ambassador Stephen Ndung'u Karau as the chair of the Doha agriculture negotiating body, with the African Group, at the behest of some powerful developed and South American countries, apparently asking Ambassador Karau to chair the Special Session on agriculture to break the current impasse.

Development : Can the SDGs be financed? (PRIV)
(Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 29 Mar (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Investment in the least developed countries (LDCs) will need to rise by at least 11 per cent annually through 2030, a little more than the 8.9 per cent between 2010 and 2015, in order for them to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Latin America : New recipe for school meals programmes (PRIV)
(IPS, San Jose)
Sunita Daniel remembers what the school lunch programmes were like in her Caribbean island nation, Saint Lucia, until a couple of years ago: meals made of processed foods and imported products, and little integration with the surrounding communities.

Malawi : A special learning journey cut short (PRIV)
(IPS, Blantyre)
When building a house, it's critical to lay a strong foundation.

Development : Slaves (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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