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SUNS # 9345 Wednesday 12 May 2021
 
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Trade : Door opens for TRIPS waiver textual negotiations (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
With the Biden-Harris Administration having taken the United States out of the "blocking" countries, all eyes are now on Europe and Japan among others as momentum grows for text-based negotiations on the temporary TRIPS waiver for combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

UN : Is campaign for a female chief a good try in a lost cause? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As negotiations for the upcoming election - or re-election - of a UN Secretary-General gather momentum, one undeniable fact looms heavily over the final decision: the choice of a UN chief is the intellectual birthright of the five big permanent members (P5) of the Security Council, namely, the US, UK, France, China and Russia.

Latin America : Bets heavily on hydrogen (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Several Latin American countries are stepping up the pace to generate hydrogen for various uses in transportation and industry, but they must first resolve several questions.

UN : The illusion of digital inclusion in post-COVID world (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic's devastating impact is reaching every corner of the world.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Ascension as well as the Eid-al-Fitr holidays for UN offices in Geneva, the SUNS will be closed on 13 and 14 May. The next issue #9346 will appear on 17 May.


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