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SUNS # 9472 Thursday 2 December 2021
 
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Trade : Pressure mounts on WTO to show its "human face" on TRIPS waiver (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Pressure is mounting on the World Trade Organization to demonstrate that it has a "human face" by resolving the issue of the temporary TRIPS waiver to fight the growing threat posed by "vaccine inequity" and "vaccine apartheid" that seems to have contributed to the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

United Nations : Global trade to reach a record high level, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global trade is expected to reach about US$28 trillion in 2021, an increase of 23 per cent with respect to 2020, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Rights : UNESCO Member States adopt recommended ethics for AI (PRIV)
(IPS, Paris)
The member states of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have agreed on a text of recommended ethics for artificial intelligence (AI) that states can apply on a "voluntary" basis.

Opinion : Inequality is set to kill millions - "we have to fight it together" (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
This week I called out to the world to warn them that inequalities are making us all unsafe.


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