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SUNS # 7866  Tuesday  2 September 2014

Communications : International relations, the UN and Inter Press Service    (PRIV)
(Roberto Savio, Rome)
In 1979, I had a debate at the United Nations with the late Stan Swinton, then the very powerful and brilliant director of Associated Press (AP).

United Nations : IPS at 50, leads that don't bleed    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Tarzie Vittachi, a renowned Sri Lankan newspaper editor and one-time deputy executive director of the UN children's agency UNICEF, once recounted the oft-quoted story of an African diplomat who sought his help to get coverage in the US media for his prime minister's address to the General Assembly.

United Nations : Ban on nuke tests OK, but where's the ban on nuke weapons?    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the United Nations commemorated the International Day Against Nuclear Tests this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lamented the fact that in a world threatened by some 17,000 nuclear weapons, not a single one has been destroyed so far.

United Nations : SDGs make room for education for global citizenship    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Civil society leaders and UN development experts gathered on Wednesday to discuss the role of education for global citizenship in the post-2015 development agenda.

El Salvador : Growing calls for reform of privatised pension system    (PRIV)
(IPS, San Salvador)
Two of the promises made 16 years ago when El Salvador's pension system was privatised have failed to materialise: There was no expansion of social security coverage and no improvement in pensions. Now pressure is growing for a reform of the system.

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