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SUNS # 9327 Friday 16 April 2021

Trade : WTO DG's vaccine event marked by sharply differing perspectives (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The WTO director-general Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's much touted meeting on addressing "equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines" brought sharply differing perspectives to the fore on various issues, including the role of IPRs and the need to finalize a decision on the temporary TRIPS waiver in ramping up global production of vaccines for combating the worsening pandemic that has claimed more than 2.9 million lives, said people familiar with the proceedings.

United Nations : Security Council remains paralyzed battling a new Cold War (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A new Cold War - this time, between the US and China - is threatening to paralyze the UN's most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world, mostly in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Development : BCFN brings health & climate together in a new Double Pyramid (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is launching a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate.

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