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SUNS # 8517 Monday 7 August 2017

Syria : Three years on, genocide against Yazidis still on-going, says UN panel (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The genocide committed by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against the Yazidis is on-going and remains largely unaddressed, three years after the initial attack on them on 3 August 2014, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has said.

Opinion : Public-private partnerships as the answer ... what was the question? (PRIV)
(Manuel F. Montes, Geneva)
In discussions at the UN about achieving Agenda 2030, it has become de rigueur to highlight the role of the private sector.

Latin America : Discusses how to make environmental rights a reality (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that "Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens."

Peru : "I'll tell you a story" - violence against women (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a "part of marriage."

Guyana : Model green town reflects ambitious national plan (PRIV)
(IPS, Bartica)
At the head of Guyana's Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica.

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