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SUNS # 8943 Wednesday 10 July 2019

United Nations : Vulture funds gain at expense of human rights   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Vulture funds are inherently exploitative, and they deploy predatory financial strategies to obtain disproportionate and exorbitant gains at the expense of the realization of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, and the right to development.

Opinion : Sustainable development needs a hardware update   (IPS, Bonn) (PRIV)
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When UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs in September 2015, they signalled with the title Transforming our World that "business as usual" is no longer an option and fundamental changes in politics and society are necessary.

Africa : Media and web freedom threatened in Sudan turbulence   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The United Nations has condemned an internet shutdown and the blocking of social media channels during Sudan's political crisis, as fears persisted over a crackdown on media freedoms in the turbulent African country.

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