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SUNS # 8463 Tuesday 16 May 2017

Climate : No consensus yet on UNFCCC Secretariat budget (PRIV)
(Jade Chiang, Bonn)
After six days of deliberations at the Bonn climate talks last week on the programme budget of the UNFCCC Secretariat for the biennium 2018-2019, Parties are nowhere near to approving it as it was deemed to be skewed against the interests of developing countries.

Climate : Parties share COP23 expectations (PRIV)
(Jade Chiang, Bonn)
Three issues emerged as key expectations of Parties to the outcome of the year-end climate talks under the UNFCCC to be hosted by Fiji in Bonn later this year.

Health : WHO R&D Blueprint - where's the benefit-sharing? (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant, London)
The 70th World Health Assembly that will meet in Geneva from 22 to 31 May is set to consider progress on the World Health Organization's "Blueprint for research and development preparedness and rapid research response".

Argentina : Punishment for human rights abusers is irrevocable achievement (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
What at first was terrible news that outraged a large proportion of Argentine society, who see the conviction and imprisonment of dictatorship-era human rights violators as an irrevocable achievement for democracy, became a cause for celebration a week later.

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