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SUNS # 8604 Monday 22 January 2018
 
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United Nations : US, led by an erratic Trump, seeks to undermine UN (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The continued erratic and outrageous comments by President Donald Trump - and his attempts to undermine the United Nations - are threatening to cause irreparable damage to the world body.

United Nations : Groups condemn US cuts to Palestinian refugee agency (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
International organizations have criticized the United States' decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees.

Opinion : PPPs likely to undermine public health commitments (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 17 Jan (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars.

Opinion : Trade multilateralism set back yet again (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jan (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- As feared, the Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 10-13 December 2017, ended in failure.

Mexico : Uncertainty surrounds renegotiation of NAFTA and its consequences (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The first few months of 2018 will be key to defining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), whose renegotiation due to the insistence of US President Donald Trump has Mexico on edge because of the potential economic and social consequences.


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