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SUNS # 9558 Wednesday 20 April 2022

Trade : South must counter "hegemonic" trade & finance narratives at IMF-WB (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The ongoing International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank spring meetings (18-24 April) in Washington DC seem to have become a battleground for advancing new trade and finance narratives that may not benefit countries in the Global South.

UN : Ukraine war & rise in arms spending undermine development aid (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The unprecedented flow of arms to Ukraine, and the rising miliary spending by European nations to strengthen their defences, are threatening to undermine development aid to the world's poorer nations.

Malawi : Counts success of polio vaccination drive (PRIV)
(IPS, Blantyre)
One polio case is one too many, global health experts say.

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