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SUNS # 8675 Friday 4 May 2018

Trade : US position on compulsory licenses in 2018 Special 301 report (PRIV)
(Brook K. Baker, Boston)
Once again the US is unbelievably duplicitous in its 2018 Special 301 Report on permissible uses of compulsor y and government use licenses by its trading partners, including most recently Co lombia and Malaysia where it is announcing out-of-cycle reviews.

Climate : Historical responsibility for climate change must not be forgotten (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Bonn)
Several developing countries who spoke at th e opening of the "Talanoa Dialogue" (TD) held on 2 May, under the UN Framewor k Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reminded Parties that a missing question at the dialogue that deals with the historical responsibility of d eveloped countries for climate change was "how did we get here?"

Opinion : Blending finance, not SDG financing silver bullet (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 30 Apr (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- After largely failing to provide 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income (GNI) in aid to developing countries for almost half a century since making the commitment, donor countries have recently promoted blended finan ce (BF) as a solution to the financing for development challenge.

Latin America : Occupational safety improves, except among young people (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Despite progress achieve d in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents a nd diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility and unemployment.

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