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SUNS # 9437 Thursday 14 October 2021
 
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Trade : Battle shifts to WTO on "take-it-or-leave-it" agreements at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The sustained international campaign in support of the temporary TRIPS waiver in combating the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have forced the G20 trade ministers to include the issue of "trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS)" as a pivotal component of the WTO's response to the pandemic, people who took part in the meeting told the SUNS.

Tuvalu : Adopts "cubes" to step up nutritious food production (PRIV)
(IPS, Canberra)
Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of a few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic.

Pakistan : Why women feel unsafe in public spaces (PRIV)
(IPS, Karachi)
The mauling, groping and tossing of a young woman by a crowd of between 300 and 400 men in a park in the eastern city of Lahore, in the Punjab province, may have caused a wave of country-wide disgust, but speaks volumes of how unsafe public spaces are for Pakistani women.


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