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SUNS # 8529 Tuesday 12 September 2017

Agriculture : No credible outcomes likely at MC11 on domestic support (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The South countries are unlikely to secure any credible outcome for reforming global trade-distorting farm subsidies, based on the 2008 revised draft Doha agriculture modalities, at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires starting on 10 December.

United Nations : Taking stock of SDG actions on UN's Development Agenda (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Taken together, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change provide humanity with a master-plan for a sustainable way of life on this planet.

Africa : How aid in cash, not goods, averted a famine in Somalia (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about the risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history.

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