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SUNS # 10046 Tuesday  16 July 2024


Trade: WTO denies DG pressured few African countries on selection process (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Chad, the coordinator of the African Grou p, on 11 July requested the chair of the World Trade Organization's General Counc il to "begin the appointment process as soon as possible" to select the incumbent Director-General, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for a second term, despite an all eged violation and circumvention of the relevant WTO rules, said people familiar with the development.

Trade: WTO DG meets India amid questions on chair's draft fisheries text (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Director-General, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on 14 July held a one-on-one meeting with the Indian trade minister Mr Piyush Goyal in Zurich, seeking I ndia's support for concluding the fisheries subsidies negotiations and a decision on the time-frame on agriculture at the upcoming General Council meeting next week , said people familiar with the development.

UN: DRC in the midst of a widening health catastrophe, warns WHO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) now has the highest number of people in need of humanitarian aid in the ent ire world, with 25.4 million people affected, yet, "it remains one of the most under-funded and forgotten crises," according to the World Health Organizat ion (WHO).

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