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SUNS # 7886  Thursday  2 October 2014

WIPO : Failure to reach consensus, ‘no decision' adopted on four issues    (PRIV)
(K. M. Gopakumar, Geneva)
Member States, at the recently concluded 46th General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), adopted a "no decision" outcome when consensus failed on four key issues.

Environment : Roadmap to living - and thriving - in harmony with nature    (PRIV)
(IPS, Montreal)
In Nagoya, Japan, in 2010, the international community made a commitment to future generations by adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Cuba : Sugar industry to use bagasse for bio-energy    (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
Cuba's sugar industry hopes to become the main source of clean energy in the country as part of a programme to develop renewable sources aimed at reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels and protecting the environment.

Afghanistan : Living on a ballpoint pen in Kabul    (PRIV)
(IPS, Kabul)
Seventy-year-old Mohamad Arif still earns a living in the streets of Kabul. He prepares all kinds of documents for those who cannot read or write - in other words, the majority of people in this country of 30.5 million people.

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