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SUNS # 9408 Tuesday 31 August 2021

Finance : SDR issuance must be redistributed from rich to developing countries (PRIV)
(Bhumika Muchhala, New York)
On 23 August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issuance of $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) came into effect.

UN : Were US war profiteers ultimate winners in battle-scarred Afghanistan? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the 20-year-old occupation of Afghanistan came to an inglorious end last week, there were heavy losses suffered by many - including the United States, the Afghan military forces and the country's civilian population.

Pacific Community : Warns of threat to education retention in wake of Covid-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, Canberra)
Before the pandemic, many Pacific Island countries grappled with low numbers of students completing secondary education.

Rights : Parliamentarians determined to reach ICPD25 goals (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
Politicians from Asia and Africa shared activism anecdotes demonstrating their determination to meet ICPD25 commitments.

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