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SUNS # 9402 Friday 6 August 2021
 
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UN : South's concerns over ISDS reform process need to be addressed (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The broad mandate given by the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to a working group on the reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) has been applied in a way that focuses on a limited set of procedural issues that fails to address the substantive concerns over the crisis of legitimacy confronting the international investment regime, and ISDS more specifically.

COVID-19 : "Don't forget leprosy" campaign amid pandemic (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
A visit to a leprosy facility in Korea with his father, Ryoichi Sasakawa, spurred Yohei Sasakawa to dedicate his life to eliminating both the disease and discrimination of those affected.

Opinion : Water poverty - the political connection (PRIV)
(IPS, Lisbon)
The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school.


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