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SUNS # 9650 Wednesday 21 September 2022

WTO : South spotlights MC12's TRIPS decision on diagnostics & therapeutics (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The integrity of the World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) decision on the TRIPS Agreement will depend on whether members will comply with the 17 December 2022 deadline that mandated them to extend what has been agreed on vaccines to cover the production and supply of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics, said people who asked not to be quoted.

Finance : Inflation targeting farce - high costs, moot benefits (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 20 Sep (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Policymakers have become obsessed with achieving low inflation.

UN : Bans NGOs during high-level meetings of world leaders (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When world leaders, numbering over 150, make their annual political pilgrimage to address the General Assembly in the third week of September, the security at the world body is exceptionally tight.

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