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SUNS # 8926 Monday 17 June 2019

Trade : China to host retreat on pursuing "development" via WTO reform   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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As a "follow-up to the New Delhi ministerial meeting" of trade ministers from developing countries last month, China is to host in Geneva a retreat of trade envoys from developing countries on 19 June for pursuing "development through WTO [World Trade Organization] reform".

United Nations : Food commodity prices rise again in May   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, driven by rising prices for cheese and maize, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has reported.

United Nations : Asia-Pacific region falters on UN Development Goals   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a Chatham House meeting in London last week that the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of the legacies of the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, "spawned tremendous progress" in the battle against poverty worldwide.

United Nations : The forgotten migrants of Central America   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Rural and indigenous populations in countries like Guatemala and Honduras are increasingly on the move - either migrating internally or to neighbouring countries.

Uganda : Rare lions, endangered primates threatened by climate change   (IPS, Kasese) (PRIV)
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As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions have begun threatening Uganda's second-largest park, home to a rare breed of tree climbing lions and one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world.

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