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SUNS # 8611 Wednesday 31 January 2018
 
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United Nations : A Global New Deal needed to rebalance globalization (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Rebalancing globalization and exiting this age of anxiety needs a profound change in the thinking and policy mix that caused these problems in the first place: it needs a Global New Deal, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

United Nations : The myth that Davos can change the world (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded in Davos, Switzerland last week, the outcome of the annual talk-fest was seemingly predictable - plenty of unrestrained platitudes but, surprisingly, less of the American populist, protectionist rhetoric.

United States : Refugee policy & what will likely go unsaid (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
It is unlikely that President Trump will reverse his policies toward refugees in his State of the Union address on 30 January.

Opinion : 2017 was a year of record-breaking climate events (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Parts of the United States are experiencing blizzard and record low temperatures, with sharks freezing in the Atlantic and cold-snapped iguanas falling from trees in Florida.


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