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Hi, this is Paula. Ahead of WTO’s big meeting in Abu Dhabi, talks on IP waivers for Covid treatments and tests reach a dead end after years of trying.

Health rights campaigners are tired of being excluded from UN pandemic negotiations, and a new report reveals how Haiti’s violence crisis is spiralling.

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Paula Dupraz-Dobias


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Free Covid-19 tests in New York, 28 October 2021. (Geneva Solutions/Paula Dupraz-Dobias)

💊 WTO gives up on waiving IP rights for Covid drugs and tests. After years of deliberations, countries have articulated irreconcilable splits over whether to extend a waiver to IP rights for Covid-19 vaccines to include therapeutics and diagnostics.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

👂 ‘Show up and listen’: WHO member states are urged to attend civil society meeting on pandemic agreement. NGOs have complained about negotiations being too closed off to their participation.

Health Policy Watch (EN)

💰Haitian gangs' growing funds, arsenals challenge planned intervention, according to a Geneva-based criminal research group.

Reuters (EN)

❓No solution to WTO appeals court crisis foreseen, documents show. A draft seen by Reuters offers no details about how to fix the deficient dispute settlement mechanism.

Reuters (EN)

🚛 World Health Organization accuses Israel of impeding aid delivery in Gaza. Less than half of its delivery missions have been greenlighted by Israel, according to the WHO.

The Guardian (EN)

🇦🇫UN seeks Taliban's presence at Doha-hosted huddle on Afghanistan. The two-day meeting next week will gather states and regional organisations to discuss how to engage with the country’s unrecognised rulers.

Voice of America (EN)

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