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SUNS # 8557 Friday 20 October 2017
 
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Finance : Abandon "failed policies" of privatisation and austerity, IMF told (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should change its priorities and finally let go of the outdated conditionalities of privatization, deregulation of markets, and "austerity" in social services, which in the past have engendered human rights violations, and instead make loans subject to a new set of conditions.

Development : To eliminate poverty, better understanding needed (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 18 Oct (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- As the United Nations Second Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) comes to an end, more self-congratulation is likely.

United Nations : How to change the future of migration (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability, hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change.

United Nations : After 13 years, UN peacekeeping mission closes doors in Haiti (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN peacekeeping mission ended its operations in the Caribbean nation of Haiti after 13 years on 15 October.


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