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SUNS # 9581 Monday  23 May 2022


Trade: Attempts to pry open South markets on environmental goods & services (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
With the United States having formally joined the plurilateral Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD) at the World Trade Organization, the developing countries could face a combined assault from the US and the European Union as well as other developed countries in their attempts to pry open the markets of the South for environmental goods and services, said people familiar with the development.

UN: Nearly 20 million Afghans suffering from high acute food insecurity (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
High acute food insecurity persists across Afghanistan, as a combination of a collapsing economy and drought is depriving nearly 20 million Afghans of food between March and May 2022, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) findings.

Latin America: Floods drive urban solutions in Brazilian metropolis (PRIV)
(IPS, Belo Horizonte)
"We do everything through parties, we don't want power, we don't want to take over the role of the State, but we don't just protest and complain," said Itamar de Paula Santos, a member of the United Community Council for Ribeiro de Abreu (Comupra), in this southeastern Brazilian city.

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