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SUNS # 9146 Thursday 25 June 2020

COVID-19 : EU calls for eliminating tariffs on pharma & medical goods (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union has called for the elimination of tariffs and potential "non-tariff" barriers on more than 120 "pharmaceutical goods" and "medical goods" on grounds that the current Covid-19 pandemic requires a global response.

UN : Message to ostracized leaders - you don't need a US visa to address UN (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The coronavirus pandemic is beginning to transform the United Nations into an institution far beyond recognition.

Sudan : Illegal abortions remain dangerous and deadly (PRIV)
(IPS, Khartoum)
Omnia Nabil*, a Sudanese doctor, who worked in one of the largest hospitals in Khartoum, the country's capital, was devastated to witness the deaths of 50 young women who had unsafe abortions during a space of just three months.

Opinion : Unlawful use of force by police at protests across the US (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Police forces across the United States have committed widespread and egregious human rights violations in response to largely peaceful assemblies protesting systemic racism and police violence, including the killing of Black people.

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