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SUNS # 9133 Monday 8 June 2020
 
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United Nations : Strengthening South-South cooperation to combat COVID-19 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Strengthening South-South cooperation and solidarity can offer a positive route forward for developing countries in combating Covid-19 and addressing existing and new challenges, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Trade : Nigeria nominates Okonjo-Iweala for post of WTO DG (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Nigeria has nominated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the current chair of the Board of the global vaccine alliance GAVI, as its candidate for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Africa : The curious case of COVID-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With very weak health systems and overall capacity constraints to effectively respond to the deadly coronavirus disease, Africa's fate against the invisible enemy, was going to be nothing short of catastrophic according to early predictions.

COVID-19 : Reset food systems now for a better future (PRIV)
(IPS, Milan)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference organised by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN).


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