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SUNS # 9583 Wednesday 25 May 2022

Trade : MC12 "modalities" suggest negotiations on five issues at WTO (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12), scheduled for 12-15 June, appears to be a negotiating meeting on five issues including "WTO response to the Pandemic and TRIPS waiver", "food crisis", "fisheries subsidies", "agriculture reform", and "WTO reform", organized around thematic sessions on these issues, according to the "modalities of sessions" document issued on 23 May.

WHO : Attempt to limit equity in health emergency to pandemics (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The survey on an indicative list of substantive elements for a new pandemic instrument raises concerns that it strengthens attempts to limit equity to a pandemic context and thus generally legitimizes existing inequities in the global health emergency preparedness and response regime.

COVID-19 : Rise of the super rich & fall of the world's poor (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Michael Bloomberg, the three-term Mayor of New York city and a billionaire philanthropist, was once quoted as saying that by the time he dies, he would have given away all his wealth to charity - so that his cheque to the funeral undertaker will bounce for lack of funds in his bank account.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Ascension holidays in Europe, the SUNS will be closed on 26 and 27 May. The next issue #9584 will appear on 30 May.

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