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SUNS # 7971  Friday  27 February 2015

United Nations : South perspectives on post-2015 development agenda    (PRIV)
(Bhumika Muchhala, New York)
The United Nations General Assembly negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda have kicked off with Member States putting forward the broad contours of what they envision for the next 15 years of international development cooperation.

United Nations : A new forensic weapon to track illegal ivory trade    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, is deploying a new forensic weapon - DNA testing - to track illegal ivory products responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of endangered elephants in Asia and Africa.

Development : Water and the world we want    (PRIV)
(IPS, Hamilton)
We have entered a water-shed year, a moment critical for humanity.

Sri Lanka : Better to die at sea, than languish in poverty    (PRIV)
(IPS, Colombo)
Weerasinghearachilage Ruwan Rangana had it all planed out last year in September: the big break that would change his life and those of his extended family had finally arrived.

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