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SUNS # 8737 Tuesday 7 August 2018

United Nations : Food commodity prices fell sharply in July (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities fell sharply in July, with notable drops in t he values of all the major traded items, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisat ion (FAO) has said.

Caribbean : Builds resilience through enhanced data collection (PRIV)
(IPS, Belmopan)
By the end of September 2018, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) would have installed the last of five new data buoys in the Eastern Caribbean, extending the reg ional Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) network as it continues to build resilience to climate change in the Caribbean.

New Zealand : Paid leave for victims of domestic violence praised globally (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Domestic violence in New Zealand is one of the highest rates in the developed world and recent legislation ther e that gives victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave, without having to present any documentation in support, has been praised across the globe.

Honduras : Laws and threats undermine freedom of expression (PRIV)
(IPS, Tegucigalpa)
A series of laws that came into fo rce in the last five years and the petition for amparo (protection) by 35 journali sts and 22 social communicators against the government's "Secrecy Law" give an idea of the atmosphere in Honduras with regard to freedom of expression.

Opinion : States must treat refugees & migrants as rights holders (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
States around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including by ensuring that victims and potential victims are considered and treated as rights holders.

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