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SUNS # 10011 Thursday 23 May 2024

Trade : WTO Secretariat needs more women from developing countries (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization on 17 May issued its "annual report on diversity in the WTO Secretariat" to highlight the measures it has adopted in response to a Joint Statement issued by a group of developing countries almost 14 years ago, but the report seemingly fails to address the low levels of staff representation of women from developing countries, said people familiar with the report.

Finance : Digitalisation can create new vulnerabilities, amplify risks - BIS (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
While the digitalisation of finance can ben efit both banks and their customers, it can also create new vulnerabilities and amplify existing risks to banks, their customers and financial stability, according to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

UN : Failure to invest in health of Syrian people will deepen instability - WHO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Failure to invest in the health of the Syri an people will only deepen instability in the country and pose threats to regi onal and global security, according to a senior official from the World Health Organ ization (WHO).

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