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SUNS # 9469 Monday 29 November 2021

WHO : WHASS negotiations stuck on nature of new instrument on pandemics (PRIV)
(Nithin Ramakrishnan and K M Gopakumar, Geneva)
Negotiations on the outcome of the World Health Assembly Special Session (WHASS) are stuck due to the difference of opinion regarding the nature of the new instrument to be developed on pandemic preparedness and response.

Palestine : Cost of Israeli occupation of West Bank estimated at $58 billion (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The cumulative economic cost as a result of tighter Israeli restrictions, stricter closure policy and military operations in the West Bank following the outbreak of the second Palestinian "intifada", or uprising, in 2000 is estimated at $57.7 billion, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Africa : From fruit waste to gourmet grub (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
When Bonolo Monthe's neighbours discarded bucketsful of fallen ripe morula fruit from their backyard, she saw food and fortune going to waste.

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