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SUNS # 9173 Wednesday 5 August 2020

Trade : Tenures of DDGs extended until new DG is selected (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the WTO General Council (GC), Ambassador David Walker from New Zealand, has announced that the tenures of the four incumbent deputy directors-general (DDGs) will be extended for a period of almost three months during the absence of a Director-General (DG) from 1 September.

Opinion : Address malnutrition with food insecurity (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and its United Nations partners in mid-July, reports that chronic hunger continued to increase to 690 million worldwide in 2019, 60 million more than in 2014.

UN : SDGs - accelerating action & pathways through nature-based solutions (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The theme of this year's High-Level Political Forum, where governments reviewed progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, was "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development."

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