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SUNS # 9177 Tuesday 11 August 2020

COVID-19 : South Africa, India call for enabling technology transfer in TRIPS (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
South Africa and India have called for "reinvigorating" the World Trade Organization's 1998 work program on electronic commerce in relation to the intellectual property provisions in the TRIPS Agreement for operationalizing technology transfer to developing countries to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

United Nations : Global food commodity prices rise in July (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose for the second consecutive month in July, mainly driven by vegetable oils and dairy products, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Mideast : Warming temperatures & oil spills cause irreversible damage (PRIV)
(IPS, Jeddah)
The Persian Gulf is one of the most strategic waterways in the world and is also one of the most polluted.

COVID-19 : Building resilience in Pacific education (PRIV)
(IPS, Noumea)
School as we all know it hasn't changed that much in over a century.

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