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SUNS # 9441 Wednesday 20 October 2021

Trade : US proposes "peace clause" for disputes concerning IPRs at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai has apparently suggested a "peace clause" for likely disputes that could arise from the implementation of IPR (intellectual property rights) provisions in the WTO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, said people familiar with the development.

COVID-19 : IP monopolies perpetuate inequitable access to therapeutics (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant, London)
Shortages and high prices are hindering access to therapeutics in the developing countries, say experts participating in a webinar on access barriers to COVID-19 therapeutics and diagnostics organized by the People's Health Movement and Third World Network on 6 October.

Climate : Finance needs of developing countries in trillions of US dollars (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
The UNFCCC's Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) adopted the executive summary of the first-ever report on the determination of the needs of developing countries for implementation of the Convention and the Paris Agreement at its 26th meeting held in a hybrid format from 12-14 October.

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