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SUNS # 9254 Tuesday 15 December 2020

Trade : North countries step up efforts for GC decision on export prohibitions (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
In the absence of an agreement on fisheries subsidies, the developed countries along with several developing countries have stepped up their efforts to force a General Council (GC) decision on export prohibitions at the World Trade Organization under the apparent pretext of supporting the World Food Programme (WFP) during the COVID-19 pandemic, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Celebrating Vanuatu's path to sustainable development (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
The Pacific Island Developing State of Vanuatu has emerged as one of the region's great success stories.

Colombia : La Nina weather phenomenon could endanger food security (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
After ten years without a strong La Nina weather phenomenon in Colombia, the climate pattern, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, could create a vacuum in food production and supply.

Mexico : Sticks to natural gas, despite socio-environmental impacts (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
In his community of small farmers and ranchers in northern Mexico, Aristeo Benavides has witnessed the damage caused by the natural gas industry, which has penetrated collectively owned land-holdings, altering local communities' way of life and forms of production.

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