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SUNS # 8513 Monday 31 July 2017

Finance : Asian financial crisis - lessons learned and unlearned (PRIV)
(Yilmaz Akyuz, Geneva)
Debates are taking place on whether there will be another financial crisis, whether in some part of the world or that is global in scope.

United Nations : "The time is now" to invest in youth, girls (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The demographic dividend: though not a new concept, is one of the major buzzwords at the UN this year. But what does it really mean?

United Nations : Yemen records 400,000 cholera cases (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The directors of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement on 27 July shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen.

Bangladesh : Value of water is on the rise (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
In the wake of recent water-related disasters in Bangladesh, including water- logging and floods that displaced thousands of families, a high-level consultation in the capital Dhaka on valuing water will look at ways to optimize water use and solutions to water-related problems facing South Asia.

Caribbean : Tobago gears up to fight sargassum invasion (PRIV)
(IPS, Port of Spain)
As Tobago's tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered its beaches with massive layers of seaweed as far as the eye can see - in some places half a metre thick - and left residents retching from the stench, the island's government is working to establish an early warning system that will alert islanders of imminent invasions so they can take defensive action.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Swiss National Day holiday, the next issue SUNS #8514 will appear on 2 August.

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