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SUNS # 9060 Tuesday 4 February 2020

Trade : G33 calls for outcomes on SSM & PSH at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The G33 coalition of developing and least-developed countries have demanded that the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June deliver on the much-delayed mandated outcomes on the special safeguard mechanism (SSM) and a permanent solution for public stockholding for food security purposes (PSH).

United Nations : Staffers rattled by deadly coronavirus pandemic (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With over 37,500 staffers in its global Secretariat payroll, the United Nations has gone high alert as the deadly coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll worldwide.

WHO : Declares coronavirus a public health emergency (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Weeks into widespread panic about the "Coronavirus" that has so far killed at least 170 people in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared it a public health emergency.

Italy : Do not confuse food charity with "right to food", says UN expert (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A sophisticated Italian food system is placing a heavy burden on Italy's workers and farmers, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, following an 11-day visit to the country that many regard as the world's food capital.

Opinion : Water & sanitation critical line of defence against climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, London)
There was only one topic on everyone's lips at Davos this year - climate change.

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