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SUNS # 9407 Friday 13 August 2021

UN : LAC economies need to boost their resilience amid commodity price hike (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The recent commodity price hikes and the high level of uncertainty regarding future commodity market developments underscore the need to boost the resilience of economies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to the impacts of future shocks, such as commodity price fluctuations and capital flow volatility.

Trade : South faces moment of truth on development issues in run-up to MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developing and least-developed countries could face a moment of truth at the World Trade Organization when they return from their summer recess at the beginning of September.

Africa : Zimbabwe's urban sprawl dilemma (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Ndaba Dube, a Bulawayo resident, says he built himself a home on a small piece of land after the authorities kept him on the housing waiting list for more than two decades. The land he chose is in an old township established before Zimbabwe's independence in 1980.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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With the WTO in recess and little activity in UN agencies, the SUNS staff will take a short break. The next issue #9408 will appear on 31 August.

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