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SUNS # 8543 Monday 2 October 2017

United Nations : HRC adopts a raft of resolutions on human rights (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday extended the mandates of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order as well as that of the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.

Development : To be an Egyptian migrant in Rome (and also make great pizza) (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
"I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: "Why not?" So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our "trattoria" there."

Development : Alert - nature on the verge of bankruptcy (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world's land-based natural capital, warns a United Nations report.

Latin America : Finally, Argentina has a law on access to public information (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
After 15 long years of public campaigns and debates in which different political, social and business sectors held marches and counter-protests, Argentina finally has a new law that guarantees access to public information.

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