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SUNS # 8837 Friday 1 February 2019

United Nations : Improving efficiency through inter-agency cooperation (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The opportunity for efficiency gains, throu gh more efficient business operations based on inter-agency cooperation, is significant and is worth the trouble to analyse and harvest, a new report b y the UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) has found.

Climate : Billions of dollars available for reducing, reversing land degrada tion (PRIV)
(IPS, Georgetown)
The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has de-bunked the notion that there is no funding available for countries to prevent, reduce or reverse land degradation.

Opinion : The Marrakech Compact on Migration - myths & realities (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
When 164 UN member states adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (the Marrakech Compact on Migration) on 10 December last year, I read on social media that they had decided to give up control over migration to the UN.

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