SUNS - South North Development Monitor
     INDEX        ARCHIVE        SEARCH        FROM GATT TO THE WTO        ABOUT
SUNS # 9119 Wednesday 13 May 2020
 
  Contents  

Trade : WTO highlights impact of LDC graduation amid COVID-19 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization, in a report released on 8 May, has highlighted the "trade impacts of LDC (least-developed country) graduation" based on the existing commitments in the WTO rule-book.

COVID-19 : "Passing the buck" becomes reckless "conspiracy blame game" (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 12 May (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Although Wuhan local authorities undoubtedly ostracized local medical whistle-blowers, notably Dr Li Wenliang, who suspected a new virus was responsible for flu-like infections in Wuhan in late 2019, official responses were apparently not delayed, and possibly even expedited, as the novel character of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for Covid-19 infections, was not immediately self-evident.

COVID-19 : Africa's health dilemma (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people.

COVID-19 : Time for WB & IMF to be the solution, not the problem (PRIV)
(IPS, Port-au-Prince/Boston)
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have a historic opportunity to help stabilize a world reeling from COVID-19.


  About   Publisher: Third World Network, 131 Jalan Macalister, 10400 penang, malaysia
Editor emeritus: chakravarthi raghavan.
Editor: kanaga raja, rm c508, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, ch-1211 geneva 10, switzerland; tel:(4122) 7344274, fax 7401672; email: sunstwn@bluewin.ch
Advisory board: rajiv kumar chander, triyono wibowo
As a non-profit service, subscriptions are intended to cover or contribute to costs of operations. terms and special conditions: information available from publisher.

   

[c] 2013, SUNS - All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, reprinted or posted to any system or service without specific permission from SUNS. This limitation includes incorporation into a database, distribution via Usenet News, bulletin board systems, mailing lists, print media or broadcast. For information about reproduction or multi-user subscriptions please contact <sunstwn@bluewin.ch>