South-North Development Monitor
Published every working day in Geneva by Third World Network
is a unique source of information and analyses on international development
issues with particular focus on North-South and South-South negotiations.
the years SUNS has provided unique in-depth coverage of the activities
of the Non-Aligned countries, of the Group of 77 and other regional and
inter-regional groups of the South and the non-governmental organizations.
SUNS has been a unique source of information, from the Southern perspective,
of the processes of negotiations, formal and informal, of GATT and the
Uruguay Round, the Mid-Term Review Process, the Brussels Ministerial Session
and since then, the UNCTAD Conferences, and of the entire debates and
dialogue on environment/development issues, the Earth Summit of the UN
Conference on Environment and Development including the preparatory process
in the run up to it and the related Climate and Biodiversity Treaties,
as well as their follow-up.
to SUNS can choose to receive the service in the form of a printed bulletin
or as e-mail. The non-profit and non-commercial service is distributed
on a cost-sharing basis and on principles of capacity to pay.
It is distributed as a private conference on apc.org. About 40k of information
is provided every working day. Paid subscribers will be given access to
the closed conference 'suns.features'.
- Annual subscription
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):
- Research Institutions,
The printed newsletter is distributed every working day from Geneva. It
averages ten pages of text per edition.
- Annual subscription
Governments, Missions, Delegations
enquiries and subscriptions to
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readers say about SUNS:
Fernando Jaramillo, Former Permanent Representative of Colombia to the
United Nations and Chairman of Group of 77 (1993):
"The SUNS is known for being one of the few news services available that
caters to the information needs of developing countries with continuing
and up-to-date news and analyses on developments in South-South and South-North
Late Kenneth Dadzie, Former Secretary General UNCTAD:
"The SUNS and its coverage of international economic issues and negotiations
has become an essential input to the capacity of UNCTAD to keep abreast
of current negotiations and an important ingredient for our policy analysis..."
Pronk, Minister for Development Cooperation, The Netherlands:
"...the continued publication of the SUNS is very important to reflect
the news and opinions of international development policy making...I have
always been very impressed by the quality of the bulletin as a channel
for information on international negotiations. since my return to Netherlands
in 1988 my appreciation even became higher. In Geneva itself, so close
to negotiations, one is less aware of the information-gap abroad..."
Krishna Zutshi, Former permanent Representative of India to GATT: "With
its in-depth analyses of North-South dimensions of international relations
in trade and economic spheres...and underlying policy trends common to
various subject matters, SUNS has proved a helful tool in gaining a perspective
on the 'wood' of international economic relations as distinct from the
'tree' of individual negotiating isues...and has emerged as a useful link
among developing country delegations in Geneva...and can prove equally
useful as a source of information and analyses in the capitals of developing
Ballantyne , President Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
"SUNS is an indispensable source of information on multilateral negotiations
concerning trade and development and related issues, explaining the hidden
forces that advance or halt negotiations and agreements. It is an essential
help to us in our work to promote economic and social justice."
Soo Gill, Permanent Representative of Korea, Geneva
"For decision-makers interested in the viewpoints of the South and for
those engaged in important negotiations in economic fields...SUNS speaks
from the perspective of developing nations...reports agressively on activities
of GATT and UN's specialized agencies and carefully treads a fine line
between reporting and editorializing..."
Bogsch, Director-General of WIPO
"The SUNS is uniquely useful for anyone interested in international activities
from the viewpoint of developing countries...very prompt, absolutely accurate
and analysing the real issues..."
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