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SUNS # 9156 Thursday 9 July 2020

COVID-19 : Selection process for WTO DG post risks becoming opaque (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The selection process for the post of WTO Director-General to replace the current incumbent Roberto Azevedo could turn out to be opaque due to the growing Covid-19-related restrictions being placed on the number of delegates attending meetings with the candidates, said people familiar with the arrangements.

COVID-19 : UN chief warns of deadly germs as potential bio-terrorist weapons (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The coronavirus - which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide - has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December.

COVID-19 : Innovative financial approaches key to unleash SIDS' potential (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Our world is transfixed by the great human toll and economic impact of the worst global pandemic in a century.

COVID-19 : Building back greener in Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, Istanbul)
COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains.

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