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SUNS # 9130 Wednesday 3 June 2020

Trade : South sets out developmental priorities in face of COVID-19 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries including India, Indonesia, South Africa, and the coordinators of the African Group and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group have set out at the World Trade Organization their developmental priorities in the face of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Opinion : This year of living dangerously (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 2 Jun (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- Indonesia's founding President Sukarno delivered his annual Independence or National Day address on 17 August 1964 anticipating the forthcoming year as Tahun vivere pericoloso, the "year of living dangerously".

United Nations : Is fight for rights & racial justice overriding COVID-19 risk? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of "social distancing" which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20 people - whether at a social event, a wedding, a political rally or even a funeral.

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