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SUNS # 9154 Tuesday 7 July 2020

COVID-19 : Questions over WHO's global equitable allocation framework (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant and K. M. Gopakumar, London/New Delhi)
Member States have raised questions on the outline of the World Health Organization's (WHO) proposal for a "Global Framework to Ensure Equitable and Fair Allocation of COVID-19 Products (Allocation Framework)."

Trade : JSI group voices differing views on moratorium on e-com duties (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) group on electronic commerce have adopted differing positions on whether to make permanent the moratorium for not levying customs duties on electronic transmissions or to continue with the current practice of a two-year extension of the moratorium, participants told the SUNS.

Africa : Has COVID-19 pushed women in politics off Kenya's agenda? (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
In 2013, Alice Wahome ran in her third attempt to win the hotly- contested Kandara constituency parliamentary seat in Murang'a County, Central Kenya.

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