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SUNS # 8951 Monday 22 July 2019

Trade : Facilitator on AB crisis reports on consultations   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The facilitator for addressing the impasse at the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body (AB), in an attempt to appease the United States, claimed on Thursday (18 July) that there is a "certain degree of convergence" among members on several issues, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Heatwaves are a "new normal", says Red Cross   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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It is barely the middle of the month, but the verdict is in - July has been hot.

Africa : Parts of Kenya are already above 1.5 degrees C   (IPS, Nairobi) (PRIV)
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Kenya is getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5 degrees C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive.

United Nations : How skills can change lives of world's youth   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day, there was one stark reality that emerged out of the event - the world's youth account for over a third of the global population of more than 7.7 billion people, and they also account for over a third of those unemployed across the globe.

Rwanda : Prepares the foundations for climate-resilient cities   (IPS, Kigali) (PRIV)
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How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies.

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