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SUNS # 8500 Wednesday 12 July 2017

Group of 20 : Building resilience amidst "imbalances" and "inequality" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The leaders of the Group of 20 developed and developing countries on Saturday (8 July) delivered a blueprint for "Building Resilience" in the world, but without addressing the grave "imbalances" between capital surplus and deficit nations, as well as "inequality" in access to food and affordable medicines.

Climate : GCF grapples with status of resources due to Trump announcement (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
The actual status of the resources committed to the UNFCCC's Green Climate Fund (GCF) became an issue at the 17th Board meeting which was held on 5-6 July in Songdo, South Korea.

United States : New neocon mantra - Iran, like Soviet Union, on verge of collapse (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime's impending collapse.

United Nations : An African atlas for youth and sustainable development (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As its population changes, Africa has the potential to transform its society into one that is productive and prosperous, according to a new report.

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