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SUNS # 8801 Thursday 22 November 2018

United Nations : UK government policies inflicting great misery on the poor (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The policies of the government of the Unite d Kingdom have unnecessarily inflicted great misery on the working poor, sing le mothers, people with disabilities, and millions of children who are being l ocked into a cycle of poverty, a United Nations human rights expert has said.

Climate : Ministers urge North countries to close pre-2020 implementation ga ps (PRIV)
(TWN, New Delhi)
Ministers of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), at their 27th ministerial meeting held in New Delhi, India, on 19-2 0 November, urged "developed countries to take urgent actions to close the pre-2020 implementation gaps by 2023 which can be a useful input for the fi rst GST (global stocktake)".

Brazil : Solar energy drives social development in favelas (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
"We can't work just to pay the electric bill," complained Jose Hilario dos Santos, president of the Re sidents Association of Morro de Santa Marta, a favela or shantytown embedded in Botafogo, a traditional middle-class neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

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