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SUNS # 8567 Friday 3 November 2017

Trade : Sharing national experiences in use of compulsory licenses (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Highlighting the use of compulsory licenses by countries such as the United States, Germany and most recently Malaysia in order to gain access to amongst others affordable essential medicines, several major developing countries including India, Brazil and South Africa have stressed the importance of a balanced intellectual property (IP) system with built-in flexibilities.

United Nations : Widespread natural disasters threaten development goals (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.

Development : Developing world faces challenge of large ageing population (PRIV)
(IPS, Seoul/New Delhi)
Experts on population ageing converged in Seoul on 23-24 October to discuss how to make reaching one's "golden years" a happy and sustainable process across the world.

Latin America : Cuban immigration in the eye of the storm (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
Cuban migration to the United States is the great loser under Donald Trump's hostile policy toward Cuba, and creates additional difficulties for citizens of this Caribbean island nation who were accustomed to benefits that their neighbours in the rest of Latin America never enjoyed.

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