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SUNS # 8324 Monday  3 October 2016


Trade: Azevedo points finger at China for inflexible attitudes (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo is reported to have told G90 coordinators about the inflexible positions of China and its refusal to contribute to the eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) next year, sources familiar with the discussions told SUNS.

United Nations: HRC creates new mandate on right to development (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) decided on Thursday to appoint, for a period of three years, a Special Rapporteur on the right to development.

Development: As a human right - an unfulfilled promise to billions (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the United Nations commemorated the 30th anniversary of the "Right to Development", the Group of 77 (G77) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expressed strong collective support for one of the basic human rights described as a key element in the implementation of the UN's post- 2015 development agenda.

Environment: Take a deep breath? (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The warning is sharp and the facts, alarming: 92 per cent of the world's population live in places where levels exceed recommended limits. And 6.5 million people die annually from air pollution.

Africa: AfDB injects $1 billion to end youth unemployment (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is embarking on the initiative "Jobs for Youth in Africa", aimed to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating 8 million agribusiness jobs within five years.

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