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SUNS # 9404 Tuesday 10 August 2021

Trade : TRIPS waiver proposal being undermined by EU at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the WTO's TRIPS Council, Ambassador Dagfinn Sorli from Norway, has convened a meeting on 14 September to discuss the revised temporary TRIPS waiver proposal that seeks to ramp-up the production of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines across countries in fighting the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

UN : Preaches transparency but fails to practice it in its own backyard (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations has long preached the wisdom of transparency and accountability to the outside world, but has failed to practice the same principles in its own backyard - or even on the 39th floor of the Secretary-General's office in the UN Secretariat.

Opinion : We were born to do this! (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The first time I visited South Sudan in 2004 - prior to its independence - I travelled across the entire country which was then a region devastated by man's inhumanity to man.

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