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SUNS # 9612 Friday 8 July 2022

Trade : South demands coverage of diagnostics & therapeutics in MC12 decision (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries have upped the ante for beginning the discussions at the World Trade Organization to cover diagnostics and therapeutics in the Ministerial Decision on the TRIPS Agreement that was concluded at the 12th ministerial conference (MC12) on 17 June.

Brazil : Mobilizing against hunger, where it affects 33.1 million people (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
A campaign against hunger, a problem that affects 15.5 percent of the Brazilian population, seeks to mobilize society once again in search of urgent solutions, inspired by a mass movement that took off in the country in 1993.

Europe : Rights groups question "pregnancy register" for Polish women (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
Women's rights groups fear that a new legal provision in Poland requiring doctors to collect records on all pregnancies could create what they have described as a "pregnancy register" to monitor whether women are having abortions.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Eid al-Adha holiday for UN Offices in Geneva, the SUNS will be closed on 11 July. The next issue #9613 will appear on 12 July.

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