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SUNS # 8502 Friday 14 July 2017
 
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Africa : Promoting peace and security in the Great Lakes region (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A meeting at the United Nations this week focused on the United Nations Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework, a multi-agency, regional and cross-border coordination mechanism that employs a multi-sectoral development approach towards efforts at resolving and preventing conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Rights : Climate change-poverty-migration - new, inhuman "Bermuda Triangle" (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
World organisations, experts and scientists have been repeating it to satiety: climate change poses a major risk to the poorest rural populations in developing countries, dangerously threatening their lives and livelihoods and thus forcing them to migrate.

The Caribbean : Communities step up to help save Jamaica's forests (PRIV)
(IPS, Kingston)
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 31.1 percent or about 337,000 hectares of Jamaica is forested.

Opinion : Is the United States preparing for a war in Syria? (PRIV)
(IPS, Oxford)
Although US policies during the past few months have been quite puzzling and unpredictable, the events of the past few days have been truly bewildering and alarming.


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