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SUNS # 8519 Wednesday 9 August 2017

United Nations : Further rise in food commodity prices in July, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key food commodities rose for a third successive month in July, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

Development : Can the gender gap be measured in dollars only? (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses.

Rights : World still lagging on indigenous rights 10 years after declaration (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva/New York)
The world's indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned.

Latin America : Migrants crossing US-Mexico border dying at faster rate (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
While the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea has so far in 2017 exceeded 2,350 victims for the fourth consecutive year, migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying at a faster rate in 2017 than in past years, the UN migration agency reports.

Brazil : Hostage to parliament, Temer sacrifices indigenous rights to save himself (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Brazilians now have new reasons to yearn for and at the same time fear the parliamentary system of government.

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