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SUNS # 8289 Monday  25 July 2016


UNCTAD-14: Closes, adopting Nairobi Azimio and Nairobi Maafikiano (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Nairobi)
The closing plenary of the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD-14) on Friday (22 July) afternoon adopted both the "Nairobi Azimio" (Political Declaration) and the "Nairobi Maafikiano" (the Nairobi consensus outcome) that sets out the work of UNCTAD for the next four years.

Trade: US, EU, Australia demand "hefty payment" for PSH and SSG (PRIV)
(Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The Cairns Group of farm exporting countries led by Australia along with the United States and the European Union seem determined to seek a hefty payment from the G-33 group of developing countries for the permanent solution for public stockholding programs for food security and the special safeguard mechanism (SSG)for developing countries, several negotiators told the SUNS.

Trade: Domestic food aid in the US, and the US AMS (PRIV)
(Jacques Berthelot, Toulouse)
The issue of agricultural support to public stock-holding of cereals for food security purposes is still dividing the developed- and developing- country members of the World Trade Organization as a result of the WTO's absurd rules on this issue.

United Nations: Devastating droughts continue, as El Nino subsides (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Although the devastating El Nino of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.

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