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SUNS # 10016 Thursday 30 May 2024

WTO : African Group presses for "policy space" for industrialization (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Several developing countries, including China, Indonesia, and India among others, strongly supported the African Gr oup's proposal on "policy space for industrial development - advancing WTO Committee work to support structural transformation and industrial developm ent in developing countries" at the WTO's General Council meeting last week, sa id people familiar with the development.

UN : Current focus on increasing GDP to fight poverty is "misguided" - exper t (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
An increase in gross domestic product (GDP) is not a precondition for the realization of human rights or for combating pov erty and inequalities, according to a United Nations human rights expert.

UN : Half of the population in Haiti could go hungry by end-June (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The number of people in Haiti facing high levels of acute food insecurity is expected to reach a record five million, or half of the population, by the end of June, the United Nations Office for the Coord ination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported.

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