News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production

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“Challenges ahead are enormous” implementing Colombia peace deal

“Enormous challenges” lie ahead for the Colombian people and their international partners in turning the historic deal with FARC rebels into a lasting peace.

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UN agency urges Panama to grant refugee status to long-resident Colombians

The United Nations refugee agency has called on the Panamanian government to grant refugee status to 831 Colombians who have been living in the country under a precarious temporary status for more than six years.