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SUNS # 8547 Friday 6 October 2017
 
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Trade : India, Africa resist IC moves to finalize outcomes in GATS DR at MC11 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India and the African Group have expressed sharp concern over attempts to finalize outcomes in the domestic regulation for trade in services by major industrialized countries and their allies in the developing world without adhering to the work done in the 2009 and 2011 texts, services negotiators told SUNS.

Climate : GCF approves 11 funding proposals, with no consensus on 2 others (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, Cairo)
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, at its 18th meeting held in Cairo, Egypt, approved 11 projects worth USD 392.86 million.

WIPO : IFPMA-WIPO partnership raises conflict of interest concerns (PRIV)
(K. M. Gopakumar, Geneva)
The partnership between the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to create a database of patent information on medicines raises concerns of conflict of interest.

United Nations : Back-to-back hurricanes take heavy toll on the Caribbean (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from leaders of Caribbean nations reeling from back-to-back hurricanes.


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