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SUNS # 9369 Friday  18 June 2021


Trade: New UNCTAD SG focuses on vaccination & policy space for South (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The new Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Ms Rebeca Grynspan, has set out her priorities by singularly focusing on increased access to vaccines and "fiscal space" for the developing countries to overcome the worsening COVID-19 health crisis as well as the deepening economic crisis.

Caribbean: Looks to research for answers to COVID-19, NCD challenges (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
In 1956, the Caribbean held its first major scientific meeting, organised by the Standing Advisory Committee for Medical Research in the British Caribbean.

Zimbabwe: Charcoal production risks future of native forests (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Once a week, a tonnage of fresh charcoal is dropped off at Sibangani Tshobe's rugged, pit-stop stall by a hired, battered old Bedford lorry.

Rights: Will ICC prosecutor be brave enough to investigate UK & its allies? (PRIV)
(IPS, London)
As British barrister Karim Khan QC begins his term as ICC chief prosecutor, his first steps should be to proceed with investigations into alleged war crimes involving UK allies in Afghanistan and Palestine.

Opinion: The real price of marriage in South Sudan (PRIV)
(IPS, Arlington)
August of this year will mark the one-year anniversary of the end of South Sudan's civil war, yet recent surges of violence suggest that peace is far from being realized.

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