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SUNS # 9489 Tuesday 11 January 2022
 
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WTO : GC chair to hold talks on virtual ministerial on TRIPS component (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Amidst the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across countries due to the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the World Trade Organization appears to be procrastinating on a demand for convening an urgent virtual ministerial meeting to decide on the TRIPS component of the WTO's response to the pandemic, said people familiar with the development.

COVID-19 : Pandemic reduces an additional 100 million people to poverty (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN's highly-ambitious goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 has been severely undermined by a rash of problems worldwide, including an escalating coronavirus pandemic, continued widespread military conflicts and the devastating impact of climate change.

Zimbabwe : Ecstasy as smallholder farmers secure European pineapple market (PRIV)
(IPS, Harare)
In her wildest dreams, smallholder farmer Sarudzai Sithole never imagined that her pineapples could some day stock the produce section of Europe's finest supermarkets.


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