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SUNS # 10002 Thursday 9 May 2024

Trade : JSI E-com Chair's text belies its initial expectations at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Australia, Singapore and Japan, the three co-convenors of the ongoing plurilateral Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) negotiations on electronic commerce, have issued a seemingly "emaciated" dr aft Chair's text, appearing to settle for an agreement that belies the initial high-ambition expectations after five years of laboured negotiations, said people familiar with the draft text.

FAO : Concerns cloud plans to expand global access to plant genetic resource s (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The road to set up a global access and benefit-shari ng system for plant genetic resources related to food and agriculture remains rocky.

UN : International migration a key driver of human development - IOM (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
International remittances surged by more tha n 650% from an estimated USD 128 billion in 2000 to USD 831 billion in 2022, far outstripping official development assistance to developing countries and fo reign direct investment, according to the UN International Organization for Migra tion (IOM).

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