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SUNS # 9006 Monday 28 October 2019

Trade : US escalating efforts for market access outcomes in agriculture   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States has escalated its efforts at the World Trade Organization to force members to focus on Washington's core priorities in market access for agricultural products while spiking the other two linked issues of domestic support and export subsidies/credits in the Doha farm trade negotiations.

Finance : Cross-border bank claims see highest growth since GFC   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Global cross-border bank claims expanded by 6% year over year, their highest annual growth rate since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported.

UN : Spreading humanitarian crises leave millions without schools or education   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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As massive protests escalated worldwide last month, millions of children walked out of schools to demonstrate against the lackadaisical response - primarily from world leaders - to the ongoing climate emergency resulting in floods, droughts, typhoons, heat waves and wildfires devastating human lives.

UN : Insurance scheme offers hope for drought-stricken African farmers   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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A partnership between United Nations and African Union (AU) agencies will help African economies insure themselves against the droughts and other extreme weather events that plague the continent, organisers say.

Health : Nutrition - the best investment for a developing Africa   (IPS, Accra/Bulawayo) (PRIV)
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There is evident correlation between countries with high levels of children under five years of age who are stunted or wasted and the existence of political instability and/or frequent exposure to natural calamities, experts say.

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