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SUNS # 9303 Thursday 11 March 2021

Trade : Seven countries urge WTO DG to hold direct talks with Big Pharma (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A group of seven countries - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, Chile and Colombia - has apparently acted illegally in violation of WTO rules by urging the WTO Director-General Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to conduct discussions directly with vaccine developers and manufacturers, said people familiar with the development.

UN : World's worst humanitarian disaster triggered by weapons from US, UK (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations has rightly described the deaths and devastation in war-ravaged Yemen as the "world's worst humanitarian disaster" - caused mostly by widespread air attacks on civilians by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

COVID-19 : A post-pandemic world needs amplified women's voices (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The theme for International Women's Day 2021, "Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in the COVID-19 World," is grounded in the reality that this women's day is unlike any other.

Malawi : Youth wipe away unemployment tears with agribusiness (PRIV)
(IPS, Blantyre)
After getting tired of searching for employment for seven years, Feston Zale from Chileka area in Malawi's Southern Region decided to venture into agribusiness.

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