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SUNS # 7874  Tuesday  16 September 2014

Development : Food security comes first, FAO D-G tells Indian PM    (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in talks held with Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi in New Delhi last week, said that food security must come first and that trade policies should be customised to guarantee it.

Finance : Battle heats up to curb ‘vulture funds'    (PRIV)
(Martin Khor, Geneva)
External debt is rearing its ugly head again. Many developing countries are facing reduced export earnings and foreign reserves.

Climate : Will Summit see more financial pledges towards Green Fund?    (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Geneva)
With the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Summit scheduled to take place on 23 September in New York, much attention will be on whether leaders from developed countries will be announcing their pledges to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

United States : Bypasses Security Council on impending invasion of Syria    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN Security Council (UNSC), the only international body empowered to declare war and peace, continues to remain a silent witness to the widespread devastation and killings worldwide, including in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Ukraine.

United States : Obama's anti-ISIS strategy met with scepticism    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
US President Barack Obama's new strategy to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is being met with widespread scepticism among both hawks and doves, as well as regional specialists.

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