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SUNS # 9124 Wednesday 20 May 2020

WHO : COVID-19 has brought out best and worst of humanity, says DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best - and the worst - of humanity and has exposed the fault lines, inequalities, injustices and contradictions of our modern world, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

WHO : Leaders call COVID-19 vaccines a "global public good" (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
Several world leaders, speaking at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday, referred to future COVID-19 vaccines as a "global public good", but the resolution on the COVID-19 response that was adopted on Tuesday failed to reflect this vital concept.

Trade : COVID-19 straw breaks free trade camel's back (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Economic growth is supposed to be the tide that lifts all boats.

Latin America : Coronavirus leads to nosedive in remittances (PRIV)
(IPS, Caracas)
Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Ascension as well as the Eid-al-Fitr holidays for UN offices in Geneva, the SUNS will be closed from 21 to 25 May. The next issue #9125 will appear on 26 May.

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