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SUNS # 8612 Thursday 1 February 2018

Health : High levels of antibiotic resistance to serious infections, says WHO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Surveillance data on antibiotic resistance released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week has found high levels of resistance to several serious bacterial infections across a number of countries.

Finance : Tackling inequality talk is easy (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 30 Jan (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- At this year's Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the world's business leaders and fellow politicians, "tackle inequality or risk failure".

Latin America : Makes headway against land degradation (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
Two-thirds of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have already submitted or are preparing to submit to the United Nations their land degradation goals, to combat a problem that threatens agriculture and the lives of their people.

Zimbabwe : Women on the front lines of halting deforestation (PRIV)
(IPS, Plumtree)
In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get their energy supplies from the forests, leading to deforestation and land degradation.

Cambodia : Caught between two countries (PRIV)
(IPS, Phnom Penh)
Three friends are relaxing in a quiet courtyard. They speak English with a strong American accent and talk about their disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Climate : Sustainable energy critical for achieving goals of Paris Agreement (PRIV)
(IPS, Abu Dhabi)
The Paris Agreement ushered in a new global approach to climate change. At the core of this agreement are the Nationally Determined Contributions.

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