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Sudan Debt Relief Moves Forward

US Plays Major Role in Sudan Relief Effort

Under a debt relief plan won by advocates in the early 2000s, Sudan could see a drastic cut in its $50 billion debt this summer, according to the IMF and the World Bank. 

US Supports Removal of Vaccine Trade Barrier

As developing countries struggle to access vaccines, the US announced support to eliminate trade barriers on vaccine access. In a statement Wednesday, the Biden Administration called for a waiver on COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property patents at the World Trade Organization.

“Less than 2% of vaccines reached poor countries,” said Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "Intellectual property rights prevent developing countries from making their own vaccines or accessing generic versions."

The Shortwave Report 04/30/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210430.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY- Some German politicians were a

United Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries

The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries. The President of the Economic and Social Council, Pakistan Ambassador Munir Akram organized the high-level event to focus on countries struggling with specific disadvantages from the crisis.

The Shortwave Report 04/23/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK Japan, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210423.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi interviewed Sea Shep

Biden Vows Cut to US Emissions as Yellen Commits Full Power of Treasury to Address Climate Change

Financial decisions play a critical role in solving climate change, advocated Treasury Secretary Yellen during a US-hosted climate summit. More than 40 world leaders are attending the two-day virtual gathering convened by President Biden. Biden announced a new US target to halve fossil fuel emissions by 2030 and eliminate them by 2050. 

The Shortwave Report 04/16/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210416.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN- The Japanese government has deci

Jubilee USA Statement on IMF and World Bank Meetings and Development Committee Communiqué

The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings.

Eric LeCompte the Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA, a UN expert who monitors IMF and World Bank meetings, releases the following statement on the meetings and World Bank Development Committee Communiqué:

The Shortwave Report 04/09/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan,  Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210409.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From SPAIN- Protests gr

IMF Cancels Debt for 28 Poor Countries into Fall of 2021

The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries. 

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