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SUNS # 9228 Monday 9 November 2020

United Nations : Global food prices continue to rise, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose for the fifth consecutive month in October, mainly driven by firmer prices for cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

United Nations : $5.1 billion shortfall threatens operations worldwide (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the United Nations was struggling to cope with a cash crisis back in April 1996, one of the many drastic measures it undertook was to cut down on its staff.

COVID-19 : UN takes preventive measures following 5,660 cases system-wide (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic response, I would like to assure you once again that the health and safety of personnel and delegates continues to be our number one priority.

Zimbabwe : Why women candidates want to change political playing field (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
"I have long given up on active politics," Gertrude Sidambe, a 36-year- old member of one of Zimbabwe's opposition parties, tells IPS.

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