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SUNS # 9568 Wednesday 4 May 2022

Trade : Stocktaking meeting being planned for end May before MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A stocktaking meeting is apparently being planned for later this month to make clear whether the World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) scheduled for 12-15 June will be a negotiating meeting or a non-negotiating session, said people familiar with the development.

WTO : Secretariat misleads on status & content of IP text, perpetuates confusion (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
In a brief informal meeting of the TRIPS Council on 3 May, its new Chair, Ambassador Lansana Gberie of Sierra Leone, informed the Council that Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, will share with the Council, the proposed outcome with respect to the discussions on the TRIPS Waiver proposal co-sponsored by 65 developing countries.

Mexico : Indigenous women take united stance against inequality (PRIV)
(IPS, Uayma)
Every other Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. sharp, a group of 26 Mexican women meet for an hour to discuss the progress of their work and immediate tasks.

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