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SUNS # 8083 Friday  14 August 2015


 
  Contents  

United Nations: Unleashing "power of education" to fight intolerance, racism (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations is planning to launch a global campaign against the spread of intolerance, extremism, racism and xenophobia - largely by harnessing the talents of the younger generation.

Development: Humanitarian crisis deepens in war-torn Yemen (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is warning that the violence in Yemen "has radically increased" since March, with the humanitarian group seeing mass casualties from bombings and thousands of severely injured.

Latin America: Has enormous untapped potential for green infrastructure (PRIV)
(IPS, San Jose)
Latin America is facing a two-pronged challenge: double power generation by 2050 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The only solution? Green energy.

Argentina: Alliance between gauchos and environmentalists protects pampas (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
The traditions of Argentina's gauchos or cowboys have joined together with modern agricultural technology in a unique alliance between stockbreeders and environmentalists aimed at preserving biodiversity in the pampas, boosting productivity, and enhancing the flavour of this South American country's famous beef.

Caribbean: Artists raise their voices for climate justice (PRIV)
(IPS, Castries)
Award-winning St. Lucian poet and playwright Kendel Hippolyte thinks that Caribbean nationals should view the Earth as their mother.

Papua New Guinea: Widowhood brings an uncertain future (PRIV)
(IPS, Goroka)
It has only been six months since Iveti, 37, lost her husband of 18 years, but already she is facing hardship and worry about the future.

Note to Readers: Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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With the WTO in recess and little activity in UN agencies, the SUNS staff will take a short break. The next issue #8084 will appear on 1 September.


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