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SUNS # 9411 Friday 3 September 2021

UNCTAD : India, Indonesia & Sri Lanka highlight their data protection policies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Ministers from India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka on 1 September shared their respective policy experiences on their proposed digital transformation policies at a virtual meeting organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), against the backdrop of the widening digital divide as well as unbridgeable gaps in access to digital technologies.

WHO : Bureau's questions on pandemic treaty prejudge the outcome (PRIV)
(Nithin Ramakrishnan and K M Gopakumar, New Delhi/Kochi)
Leading questions on a proposed pandemic treaty from the Bureau of a World Health Organization (WHO) working group appear to prejudge the outcome of upcoming discussions.

Development : Allow Least Developed Countries to develop (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 31 Aug (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The pandemic is pushing back the world's poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts.

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