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SUNS # 9350 Friday 21 May 2021

Trade : LDCs urged to drop "post-graduation" element under TRIPS Art. 66.1. (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The chair of the WTO's TRIPS Council has apparently conveyed to the least developed countries (LDCs) to drop their demand of the "post-graduation" element in their proposal for extending Article 66.1 of the TRIPS Agreement that would expire at the end of next month, in a statement that appears to be aligned with five major developed countries, said people familiar with the development.

United Nations : Half of the population in CAR facing acute food insecurity (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Almost half of the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) are likely to suffer from high levels of acute food insecurity between April and August of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have said.

Latin America : International cooperation gives biogas a boost in rural Cuba (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
Yunia Cancio cooked with firewood until a few years ago, when a bio-digester was built on her family's El Renacer farm in Cabaiguan, a municipality in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, under the Biomass Cuba project.

Africa : Women leading Somalia's health system (PRIV)
(IPS, New Delhi)
Somalia is one of the most complex regions of the world, with threats and political instability, extreme weather conditions, movement of internally displaced people (IDPs), decades of conflict, poverty-related deprivation, poor health and communicable diseases that are killing people.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Pentecost holiday in Europe, the SUNS will be closed on 24 May. The next issue #9351 will appear on 25 May.

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