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SUNS # 9178 Wednesday 12 August 2020

United Nations : Nearly 1.6 billion learners affected by COVID-19 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The COVID-19 pandemic has created "the largest disruption of education systems in history", affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries, according to a United Nations report.

Opinion : CPTPP trade liberalization charade continues (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement should be dead and buried after President Trump announced US withdrawal immediately after his inauguration in January 2017.

COVID-19 : Some 23.8 million more children will drop out of school (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Countries with low human development are facing the brunt of school lockdowns, with more than 85 percent of their students effectively out of school by the second quarter of 2020, according to a United Nations policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on education.

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