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SUNS # 10037 Tuesday 2 July 2024

Trade : Controversial JSI draft e-com agreement could pose threat to WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Singapore, Japan and Australia, the three co-convenors of the non-mandated "Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce" , on 28 June issued a draft agreement at the World Trade Organization, which seems to have further watered down several provisions, including the so-cal led e-commerce trade facilitation measures, said people familiar with the development.

Climate : Calls for stronger collaboration between UNFCCC's TM & FM (PRIV)
(Hilary Kung, Kuala Lumpur)
At the recently concluded UNFCCC's 60t h sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60) held in Bonn, Germany, which ended on 13 June, countries agreed to continue consideration of the linkages between the Technology Mechanism (TM) and the Financial Mechanism (FM) in Baku, Azerbaijan and take into account the draft text on the UNFCCC website, whic h is in brackets, signalling a lack of consensus on the whole and for further negotiations.

UN : Overhaul laws enabling economic violence against women, says Turk (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Economic violence against women and girls i s one of the forms of gender-based violence that even today too often goes un seen and unregulated, Mr Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has said.

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