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SUNS # 8962 Wednesday 7 August 2019

Trade : China has upper hand after being labelled currency manipulator   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China appears to have an upper hand in holding out longer than the US in the worsening US-China trade war, which is rapidly becoming a full-fledged economic war after Washington's designation of China as a currency manipulator on Monday.

United Nations : Protect, support and empower girls in Lake Chad region   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.

Brazil : Producing clean energy from pigsties   (IPS, Entre Rios do Oeste) (PRIV)
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Pigs, already the main source of income in this small municipality in southwestern Brazil, now have even more value as a source of electricity.

United Nations : A call for healthy, blue oceans in Asia and the Pacific   (IPS, Bangkok) (PRIV)
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Leaders at the Group of 20 summit last month agreed on the "Osaka Blue Ocean Vision," which aims to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050.

Opinion : Communication is key to overhauling "safeguarding"   (IPS, London) (PRIV)
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The term "safeguarding" has been squarely in the spotlight in recent times and is now used to refer to all areas relating to prevention of and protection against sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment and bullying.

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