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SUNS # 9642 Wednesday 7 September 2022

UN : Need for inter-regional secretariat to assist South with climate adaptation (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The time has come for creating "an inter-regional Secretariat within the United Nations System in the Global South with the mandate of boosting South-South cooperation on climate adaptation and sustainable development", says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in a comprehensive report issued on 5 September.

Finance : 1980s' redux? New context, old threats (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 6 Sep (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- As rich countries raise interest rates in double-edged efforts to address inflation, developing countries are struggling to cope with slow-downs, inflation, higher interest rates and other costs, plus growing debt distress.

Malawi : Farmers reap more from sunflower, chillies (PRIV)
(IPS, Blantyre)
Having harvested and graded their sunflower crop instead of taking it to market, every member of Zikometso Productive and Innovation Centre (IPC) brings their produce to the factory for cooking oil production.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the local Jeune Genevois holidays for UN offices in Geneva, the next issue #9643 will appear on 12 September.

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