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SUNS # 9428 Thursday 30 September 2021

Trade : South Africa's President calls for delivering on TRIPS waiver at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for "passing a time- bound, targeted TRIPS waiver" at the World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) scheduled to take place in Geneva from 30 November.

Chakravarthi Raghavan : A relentless advocate of the global South passes away (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Chakravarthi Raghavan, who passed away early this week, was a prolific writer and a distinguished journalist who covered the United Nations both in New York and Geneva for several decades.

COVID-19 : Biden disappoints, must do more, not less (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
US President Biden's earlier support for a vaccine patent waiver raised hopes for his summit last week.

COVID-19 : Young migrant workers bear brunt of pandemic (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
Most families in the Republic of Tajikistan were affected when economic migrants were caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic abroad, Dr Vazirov Jamshed, research consultant for Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), told a webinar on the impact of the pandemic on youth.

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