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SUNS # 8676 Monday 7 May 2018

UN : Divergent views on whether modalities for finance info part of PA manda te (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Bonn)
Parties were divided on whether the issue of "modalities" for the biennial communication of indicative information on th e financial resources available to developing countries under Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement (PA) is part of the Agreement's mandate and therefore, part of th e PA's Work Programme (PAWP).

Agroecology : Taking root as momentum builds for transformation in agricultu re (PRIV)
(Lim Li Ching, London)
A transformative vision for agriculture tha t is based on agroecology and that is resilient, equitable and socially just, is gaining ground, including in international policy processes.

Agriculture : New index measures empowerment & inclusion of women (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The pilot version of a new index for measuring empowerment and the inclusion of women in agriculture was launched 27 April in Washington DC.

Environment : Central Americans demand to be consulted on mining projects (PRIV)
(IPS, Guatemala City)
Rosa Davila is busy cooking ea rs of corn, to be eaten by the men and women who have set up a checkpoint on t he side of the road to block the passage of supplies sent to a mining company that operates in the area.

Mexico : Solidarity towards Haitians only goes so far (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexicali)
In the airport of this M exican city, on the border with the United States, customs agents warn that they w ill carry out a "random" inspection.

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