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SUNS # 8911 Tuesday 21 May 2019

United Nations : Food commodity prices reach a 10-month high (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose by 1.5 percent in April to reach its hig hest level since June 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has reported.

United Nations : Mandate to protect human rights takes another hit (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN's longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide - undermined recently by right-w ing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes - has taken another hit.

United Nations : Stop the war on children (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

Latin America : Devastating epidemic of crime & insecurity (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, ac ross regions and across income groups.

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