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SUNS # 8847 Friday 15 February 2019

United Nations : Lack of accessibility in UN system for persons with disabil ities (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The vast majority of United Nations system organizations are not providing at their headquarters locations many of the essential information and communications technology (ICT) and other service s that would make meetings and conferences more accessible for persons with disabilities.

United Nations : The hidden economic costs of displacement (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
While the impacts of displacement on well-being are well- known, one group has pointed to the eq ually burdensome economic costs for those displaced as well as host communities.

Rapa Nui : Stone statues, marine resources face threats from climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, Hanga Roa)
Social activists and local authorities in Rapa Nui or Easter Island are calling for urgent action to a ddress rising sea temperatures, declining rainfall, and rising tides that threaten their fishing resources and their Moais, the mysterious volcanic stone monoliths.

Opinion : Transforming economies, states & societies (PRIV)
(IPS, Helsinki)
Following on from Finn Tarp, my predecessor, is a daunting prospect, but I look forward to working with my colleagues at UNU-WIDER and with our many partners to build on the achievements of the past 10 years.

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