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SUNS # 9316 Tuesday 30 march 2021

Trade : Developing countries must demand development deliverables at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The new chair of the WTO General Council, Ambassador Dacio Castillo from Honduras, wants "to discuss how to advance work towards a possible MC12 document", notwithstanding the sharp polarization between developed countries and a large majority of developing countries on their respective deliverables, said people familiar with the development.

United Nations : Acute hunger set to rise in over 20 countries, say FAO/WFP (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
There is a likelihood of further deterioration in acute food insecurity in over 20 countries in the coming months, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Rights : Experts condemn corporate action after rollback of pension privatization (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
New York, 29 Mar (IPS/Joseph Stiglitz, Juan Somavia, Jeffrey Sachs, Jose Antonio Ocampo et al*) -- Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Juan Somavia, Jeffrey Sachs, Jose Antonio Ocampo and more than 100 high-level development experts have issued a statement protesting insurance corporations suing Argentina and Bolivia over the reversal of their failed pension privatizations at closed sessions of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank.

Mexico : A country with too many victims and few shelters (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
In March 2014, Noemi N. took her own life inside a refuge camp in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, where up until now there are no specialized shelters for victims of human trafficking.

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