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SUNS # 9434 Monday 11 October 2021

Trade : WTO General Council meeting exposes fissures ahead of MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developing and least-developed countries could face the ugly prospect of their issues in agriculture likely to be eclipsed at the World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) scheduled to begin in Geneva on 30 November.

WHO : No consensus yet on approach to IHR amendment & pandemic treaty (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
Despite the lack of consensus, the Bureau of the WHO Member State Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR) has proposed a work plan with a two-track approach of amending the International Health Regulations (IHR) and having a pandemic treaty.

Opinion : The plight of Haiti (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm/Rome)
I assume channel surfing and internet browsing contribute to a decrease in people's attention span.

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