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SUNS # 9352 Wednesday 26 May 2021

UN : Impact of COVID-19 far more damaging to SIDS, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have had less noticeable impacts on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), their impacts may be longer lasting and more critical, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Finance : Developing countries desperately need COVID-19 financing (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 25 May (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Failure to sufficiently accelerate comprehensive efforts to contain the COVID-19 contagion has greatly worsened the catastrophe in developing countries.

Environment : Energy transition evolves in Central America and Caribbean (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The situation of the energy transition in Central America and the Caribbean was the main issue debated on Friday, 21 May in the sessions at the XXX La Jolla Energy Conference, which is attended virtually by high officials, business delegates and analysts from the region.

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