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SUNS # 9585 Tuesday 31 May 2022

WTO : DG to issue three best endeavour "Plan B" MC12 outcomes in agriculture (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade ministers from India and Indonesia have apparently pushed back against the WTO director-general Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's attempts to deliver "Plan B" best endeavour outcomes in agriculture at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12), scheduled for 12-15 June in Geneva, said people familiar with the development.

WHO : One Health Plan of Action silent on critical concerns of South (PRIV)
(Nithin Ramakrishnan, Geneva)
The Draft One Health Joint Plan of Action 2022-2026 developed by the quadripartite alliance of the secretariats of four international bodies does not include critical concerns of developing countries in the areas of human, animal, plant and environmental health.

Finance : Fighting inflation excuse for class warfare (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 24 May (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- A class war is being waged in the name of fighting inflation. All too many central bankers are raising interest rates at the expense of working people's families, supposedly to check price increases.

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