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SUNS # 9587 Thursday 2 June 2022

Trade : African Group, ACP, G33 call for permanent solution on PSH at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the African Group, the ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific) group and the G33 coalition of developing countries on 31 May tabled their proposal seeking a permanent solution for public stockholding (PSH) programs for food security at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12), scheduled for 12-15 June, in what appears to be a counter to the WTO DG's proposal to push the PSH issue to MC13, said people familiar with the development.

Finance : Sanctions now weapons of mass starvation (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 31 May (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- US and allied economic sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of Ukraine have not achieved their declared objectives.

Cuba : Farmers fight land degradation with sustainable management (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
Thorny bushes and barren soil made it look like a bad bet, but Cuban farmer Jose Antonio Sosa ignored other people's objections about the land and gave life to what is now the thriving La Villa farm on the outskirts of Havana.

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