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SUNS # 9895 Tuesday 14 November 2023

Climate : Loss & Damage Fund - interim arrangement with WB with conditions (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
The fifth meeting of the UNFCCC's Transitional Committee (TC5), which met on 3-4 November in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has recommended the new Loss and Damage Fund (LDF) as a World Bank Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF), on an interim basis of four years, based on a list of conditions.

UN : Global food import bill to hit new record high in 2023, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The global food import bill (FIB) is expect ed to reach USD 2 trillion in 2023, representing an increase of 1.8 percent, or U SD 35.3 billion, over the level in 2022, marking a new record high, according to th e latest estimates put out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UN : Will arms suppliers to Israel & Hamas face war crime charges? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The killings of thousands of civilians in the ongoing Middle East conflict are largely the result of an uneven battle - a nuclear-armed Israel, equipped with some of the most sophisticated American weapons systems, fighting a rag-tag militant group, Hamas.

Opinion : Israel's military is part of the US war machine (PRIV)
(IPS, San Francisco)
The governments of Israel and the United States are now in disagreement over how many Palestin ian civilians it's okay to kill.

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