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SUNS # 9253 Monday 14 December 2020

Trade : TRIPS waiver gains more support despite efforts to stall its passage (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Attempts to avert an emerging "vaccine apartheid" through a TRIPS waiver for combating the COVID-19 pandemic has gained support from more countries at the WTO as well as international civil society groups, exposing what appears to be the alleged repeated false claims advanced by the United States and a handful of its allies in protecting the monopoly profits of the leading Western pharmaceutical companies over the lives of people, trade negotiators told the SUNS.

Climate : Developing countries raise concerns over UNFCCC's virtual meetings (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
Developing countries, at the closing of the "Climate Dialogues", expressed the challenges they faced over a series of virtual events organized under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

United Nations : A vaccine that was hijacked by the rich (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
There is a longstanding belief that virtually everything in this world is stacked up against the poor and the downtrodden.

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