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SUNS # 8250 Monday  30 May 2016


WHO: Organisations linked to Pharma involved in Guideline drafting (PRIV)
(K. M. Gopakumar, Geneva)
The World Health Organization's Secretariat engages organisations linked to the pharmaceutical companies to draft guidelines, which is considered as a norms and standard setting function.

Opinion: Conjuring growth from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
It is now generally agreed that the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) has served US foreign policy objectives well.

Development: UNFPA funding cuts threaten women's health in poorer nations (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which has played a key role in ensuring maternal health and promoting reproductive rights of millions of women world-wide, is expected to suffer over $140 million in funding cuts by Western donors this year.

Development: Poorest countries have progressed, fragile countries lag behind (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The world's poorest countries are making development gains, yet challenges remain, particularly for so-called fragile countries affected by conflict or other disasters.

Development: The humanitarian clock is ticking, the powerful feign deafness (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The humanitarian clock is now ticking away faster than ever, with over 130 million of the world's most vulnerable people in dire need of assistance.

Environment: Species loss, the migration hiding in plain sight (PRIV)
(IPS, Bonn)
Two months ago, I was in Agadez, a city in the middle of the famous Tenere Desert of Niger. Agadez has become a major transit point on a hazardous journey for the hundreds and thousands of desperate people from all over West Africa trying to make it to the Mediterranean coast every year.

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