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SUNS # 8499 Tuesday 11 July 2017

Trade : Developing and LDCs to pay heavy price for Hamburg declaration (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Hamburg)
The leaders of the Group of 20 developed and developing countries along with invited nations on Saturday unveiled a controversial declaration of compromises for "shaping the interconnected world" for which the developing and poorest countries will continue to pay a heavy price.

Trade : Will South get promised help on climate change mitigation? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Hamburg)
The leaders of the Group of 20 developed and developing countries on Saturday failed to reach consensus at Hamburg for implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, jeopardising help for mitigation/adaptation actions.

Climate : Green Fund Board adopts host of important decisions (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
The Board of the UNFCCC's Green Climate Fund (GCF) adopted a host of important decisions at its 17th meeting held in Songdo, South Korea, from 6-7 July.

Finance : G20's record does not inspire hope (PRIV)
(Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 7 Jul (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The G20 leaders' meeting in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July comes almost a decade after the grouping's elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government level.

United Nations : Appointed judge to investigate Syrian war crimes (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A former French judge has been appointed as the head of an independent team tasked with investigating war crimes in Syria.

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