Archive for July 9th, 2017

09/07/2017

G20’s Record Does Not Inspire Hope

Human Wrongs Watch

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 2017 (IPS) – The G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July comes almost a decade after the grouping’s elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government level. Previously, the G20 had been an informal forum of finance ministers and central bank governors from advanced and emerging economies created in 1999 following the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis.

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**G20 leaders group photo, 2017 summit in Hamburg. Host nation Germany, with Angela Merkel in red; 20 politicians, representing mayor countries. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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09/07/2017

Five Years into South Sudan’s Independence, ‘Children Denied Childhoods’

Human Wrongs Watch

8 July 2017 – As South Sudan enters its sixth year of independence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling the situation in the country “a catastrophe for children” and cautioned that they are being denied a childhood in nearly all aspects of their lives.

Children bathe in a lake formed by excavation pits in Bentiu, South Sudan. Nationwide, only 41 per cent of children have access to safe, clean water. Photo: UNICEF/Hatcher-Moore

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