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SUNS # 9464 Monday 22 November 2021

Trade : Emergence of "vaccine apartheid" at WTO's upcoming MC12? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Several members, including India, have severely criticized the WTO Secretariat on its latest circular relating to COVID-19 that could make things very difficult for trade ministers and senior officials from the Global South to attend the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) set to begin in Geneva on 30 November, in what people likened to "vaccine apartheid at the WTO ministerial conference."

Climate : Loss and Damage fight at COP26 (PRIV)
(TWN, Penang)
The issue of loss and damage became a highly charged political matter at the recently concluded climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, which took place from 31 October to 13 November.

Lebanon : Hunger and desperation as food prices skyrocket (PRIV)
(IPS, Beirut)
On the streets of Beirut, Hadi Hassoun begs for a few pounds to feed his five children. He has little hope of a job, especially now that the economic crisis in Lebanon has destroyed wealth.

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