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SUNS # 8993 Wednesday 9 October 2019

Trade : South to oppose US attempts at denying S&DT at GC meeting   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A group of developing countries led by China, India, and South Africa are expected to fiercely oppose attempts by the United States to bring about differentiation/graduation among developing countries for availing special and differential treatment (S&DT) at the World Trade Organization's General Council (GC) meeting on 15 October, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : R&D costs and pricing of medicines & health technologies   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The current model of medical innovation is ill-equipped to respond to the increasing emergence of infectious diseases amongst others, South Africa has underscored, in calling on WTO members to share their experiences of how TRIPS flexibilities have been used to address high prices and barriers on access to medical technologies and medicines.

Africa : Mineral wealth may have to stay in the ground to protect climate   (IPS, Bulawayo) (PRIV)
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As a result of climate change, resource extraction industries in Africa will be impacted by asset stranding, researchers say.

Opinion : Brief reflection on Trump's impeachment   (IPS, Rome) (PRIV)
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It is very likely that the idea of impeaching Donald Trump will be a boomerang.

Opinion : Reforms will grant nationality to children of Iranian women   (IPS, Geneva) (PRIV)
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After more than a decade of women's rights activism, Iran's Guardian Council has finally approved an amendment that would grant Iranian citizenship to the children of Iranian women married to foreign men.

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