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SUNS # 10036 Monday 1 July 2024

WTO : Thirty countries call for conclusion of FSA at AfT review (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization on 26 June touted that the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative unlocked USD 648 billion bet ween 2006 and 2022, seemingly remaining silent on the contribution of South-Sout h cooperation, as well as China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) to AfT, said p eople familiar with the figures.

UN : Global food import bill to exceed $2 trillion this year, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The global food import bill (FIB) is projec ted to rise by 2.5 percent to exceed USD 2 trillion in 2024, a new record high, ac cording to a preliminary estimate by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) .

UN : Stop the criminalization of homelessness and poverty, say experts (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
There is a need for governments to scrap "c ruel and counterproductive" laws that are leading to people living in homelessne ss and poverty being arrested, fined or be subjected to degrading punishment for c arrying out activities in public that are vital for their survival.

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