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SUNS # 8777 Friday 19 October 2018

Finance : Global FDI flows fell sharply in first half of this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flow s fell by 41%, from US$794 billion in the first half of 2017 to an estimated US$47 0 billion in the first half of 2018, the UN Conference on Trade and Developme nt (UNCTAD) has said.

United Nations : Vote on Palestine a humiliating defeat for US & its envoy (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Nikki Haley, the vociferously anti-Palestine US Ambassador to the United Nations, warned member states la st year she will "take down names" of those who vote against American interest s in the world body - perhaps with the implicit threat of cutting US aid to coun tries that refuse to play ball with the diplomatically-reckless Trump administrat ion.

Opinion : Developing countries losing out to digital giants (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 17 Oct (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- A new United Nations report warns that the potential benefit s to developing countries of digital technologies are likely to be lost to a sma ll number of successful first movers who have established digital monopolies.

United Nations : Parliamentarians to assess population & development funding (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When international parliamentarians - both from the developed and developing world - meet in Canada next week, th e primary focus would be to assess the implementation of a landmark Programme of Action (PoA) on population and development adopted at a ground-breaking UN conference, led by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), held in Cairo back in 19 94.

Egypt : For the survival of the Nile and its people (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Running through eleven countries for 6,85 3 kilometres, the Nile is a lifeline for nearly half a billion people.

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