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SUNS # 9601 Thursday 23 June 2022

UN : Global food import bill to reach all-time high in 2022, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The global food import bill is forecast to reach another all-time high in 2022, surpassing USD 1.8 trillion, a near 3 percent increase, or USD 51 billion, from last year's record level, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Climate : No consensus on membership of Adaptation Fund Board (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
At the recently concluded 56th session meetings of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Bodies (SB 56) from 6 to 16 June in Bonn, Germany, climate finance negotiations mainly addressed matters relating to the Adaptation Fund (AF), it's fourth review and membership of the AF Board, with the latter not resulting in any conclusions due to absence of consensus.

Central America : Small-scale fishers demand social security policies (PRIV)
(IPS, San Luis la Herradura)
At the pier, Salvadoran fisherman Nicolas Ayala checked the pocket of his pants to make sure he was carrying the hypertension pills he must take when he is at sea on a 24-hour shift. He smiled because he hadn't forgotten them.

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