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SUNS # 9312 Wednesday 24 March 2021
 
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Trade : Over 250 CSOs & researchers join call in support of TRIPS waiver (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Amidst a likely COVID-19 vaccine trade war between the European Union and the United Kingdom, more than 250 organizations and prominent researchers have joined the battle in support of a temporary TRIPS waiver at the World Trade Organization in fighting the worsening pandemic that has already claimed more than 2.7 million lives globally.

COVID-19 : End vaccine apartheid before millions more die (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 23 Mar (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023. Unfortunately, a year's delay will cause an estimated 2.5 million avoidable deaths in low and lower-middle income countries.

Myanmar : Rights groups demand end to military's crackdown on journalists (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Two human rights groups have called on the military in Myanmar to release journalists arbitrarily jailed and allow them to work without harassment and prosecution.

Opinion : Billions of people with no access to clean drinking water (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set ourselves.


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