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SUNS # 9630 Friday 5 August 2022

United Nations : World in the grip of a major energy crisis, says report (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The world is in the grip of a major energy crisis, with countries worldwide affected by extremely high and volatile prices, particularly of fossil fuels, a new brief by the UN Secretary-General's Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) on Food, Energy and Finance has said.

Rights : Technology helps traffickers hunt their victims, enslave them (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
Human beings have proved to be capable of producing innumerable practical inventions while much too often making the worst use of them.

Peru : Pandemic & poverty fuel child labour (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
In the afternoons he draws with chalk on the sidewalk of a downtown street in the Peruvian capital. Passers-by drop coins into a small blue jar he has set out.

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