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SUNS # 10009 Monday 20 May 2024

WTO : General Council meeting on 22 May to address non-systemic issues (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the World Trade Organization 's General Council has issued a streamlined agenda for its upcoming meeting on 22 May, but none of the major items inscribed in the agenda seem to focus on t he "systemic" crises afflicting the multilateral trade body, said people famil iar with the development.

WHO : US pushes Big Pharma agenda in pandemic instrument negotiations (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The United States pushed for regulatory reliance an d regulatory harmonisation in the recent negotiations on the pandemic instrum ent which advances the interest of pharmaceutical transnational corporations (T NCs).

UN : UN Trade & Development chief to visit Panama Canal on 18-19 May (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The Secretary-General of UN Trade and Development (formerly known as UNCTAD) is set to visit the Panama Canal on 18-19 May, ahead of the first-ever Global Supply Chain Forum being held in Bridgetown, Barbados on 21-24 May.

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