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SUNS # 9144 Tuesday 23 June 2020

Rights : HRC strongly condemns racism in context of George Floyd's death (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United Nations Human Rights Council has strongly condemned "the continuing racially discriminatory and violent practices" perpetrated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent.

Trade : North provided billions in farm support during COVID-19 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developed countries have provided billions of dollars in farm support programs for their producers during the current Covid-19 pandemic, breaching their scheduled commitments at the World Trade Organization.

Africa : Post-harvest losses becomes Tanzania's loss in youth farming (PRIV)
(IPS, Dar es Salaam)
As she says goodbye to a group of her friends, Esther Ishabakaki asks whether any of them knows a good tailor who might be interested in joining her newly-opened clothing business.

Opinion : A single seven-year term for the UN Secretary-General? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Many UN supporters expressed disappointment that Secretary- General Antonio Guterres said almost nothing, until last week, about police violence against African-Americans in the United States, or about the massive protest movement that has erupted and the repressive response to the protests by US authorities and police forces.

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