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SUNS # 9597 Friday 17 June 2022

WTO : Intense IP talks underway, resolution on eligibility criteria outstanding (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant, Geneva)
Even as the World Trade Organization's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) is coming to a close, there is no final agreement on the intellectual property (IP) text.

WHO : Secretariat's "white paper" aligns with developed country interests (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The World Health Organization Secretariat's "white paper" containing an annotated draft outline for a new pandemic instrument carefully uses language that aligns with the interests of the developed country Member States.

Climate : South countries stress importance of equity in global stock-take (PRIV)
(Hilary Kung, Bonn)
At the closing plenary of the technical dialogue on the global stock-take (GST) held under the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) in Bonn, Germany on 14 June, several developing countries and their groupings stressed the importance of taking into account equity considerations in assessing the collective progress of Parties in implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement (PA).

Kenya : Frankincense & myrrh have new economic resonance for women (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Clad in traditional regalia and necklaces of richly coloured beads that form magnificent patterns around their necks, an army of women from the pastoral Rendile community that resides at the heart of Marsabit, a county in Kenya's arid north, is on a mission.

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