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SUNS # 9403 Monday 9 August 2021

UN : Global food prices fall again in July, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities fell for the second consecutive month in July, mainly driven by declines in prices of cereals, dairy products and vegetable oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

UN : LDCs/G77 respond to developed countries' concerns on LDC5 zero draft (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
At the recently concluded preparatory meeting of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), the LDCs and developing countries addressed the concerns of the developed countries on different elements of the LDC5 zero draft outcome document.

Nigeria : Olympian turned volunteer keeps traffic running in busy Lagos (PRIV)
(IPS, Lagos)
Bassey Etim Ironbar is a rare example of an Olympian that transformed from an athlete to a volunteer who does menial jobs like sweeping the streets and clearing debris from open sewers.

Opinion : Multilateral peace operations in 2020 - developments & trends (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
The first year of the Covid-19 pandemic saw wide-ranging impacts on multilateral peace operations.

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