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SUNS # 8968 Friday 16 August 2019

United Nations : Food commodity prices fall slightly in July   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities fell in July by 1.1 percent from June, as a result of lower prices for some cereals, dairy products and sugar, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has reported.

United Nations : Rules of war widely flouted, 70 years on - Red Cross   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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World governments are not doing enough to stop armed groups from committing mass rape, torture and other war crimes, the head of the Red Cross aid group Peter Maurer said on Tuesday.

United Nations : Global geodetic framework helps monitor natural disasters   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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There are several initiatives in place to foster sustainable development, and the Global Geodetic Reference governance framework is one that has proved effective.

Tanzania : To uplift a woman is to uplift a village   (IPS, Dar es Salaam) (PRIV)
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Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village in Tanzania's central highlands, is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim.

Opinion : If fertility rates remain constant   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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What if current fertility rates of countries remain constant for the rest of the 21st century?

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