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SUNS # 8661 Friday 13 April 2018

Trade : World merchandise trade to grow 4.4% this year, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
World merchandise trade in volume terms is expected to grow 4.4% in 2018, with faster trade expansion being driven by stronger economic growth across regions, led by increased investment and fi scal expansion, economists at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Thursda y.

UN : Zero Hunger goal remains a daunting challenge (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The United Nations, which is battling some of the wor ld's worst humanitarian crises in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, still remain s focused on one of its equally daunting undertakings: how to achieve Zero Hu nger by 2030.

UN : Tells private enterprise leaders that "business as usual won't work" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As global citizens face an arra y of issues from unemployment to discrimination, affecting their livelihoods and potential, a UN agency called upon businesses to employ a new, sustainable, and inclusive model that benefits all.

Asia : Drowning for progress in Cambodia (PRIV)
(IPS, Kbal Romeas)
Suddenly the road end s. The cart track disappears under the water. A vast lake stretches out in fro nt of me. I have to transfer from a motorbike to a canoe.

Caribbean : Eyes untapped potential of world's largest climate fund (PRIV)
(IPS, Kingston)
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region's access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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