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SUNS # 8461 Friday 12 May 2017

Climate : Deep divide over issue of nationally determined contributions (PRIV)
(T. Ajit, Bonn)
Parties at informal consultations on the issue of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) held on May 9 under the UNFCCC's Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), had a very rich expression of views that revealed a deep divide over the features, information and accounting of NDCs.

Climate : US inaction on climate will condemn present and future generations (PRIV)
(Prena Bomzan, Bonn)
Inaction by the United States (US) on climate change will condemn present and future generations to much suffering, said a leading developing country climate change negotiator at a side-event at the climate talks taking place in Bonn, Germany.

Development : World Bank fudges on inequality (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 9 May (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - collectively drafted and then officially agreed to, at the highest level, by all Member States of the United Nations in September 2015 - involves specific targets to be achieved mainly by 2030.

United Nations : Gender equality can save women's lives in disasters (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and redress deadly exclusion.

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