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SUNS # 9318 Thursday 1 April 2021

Trade : Several WTO members oppose hybrid negotiating sessions at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Several countries have opposed any negotiating sessions in a hybrid format at the World Trade Organization's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) that is likely to start in Geneva on 30 November, highlighting the pitfalls due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic and lack of vaccination across countries, said people familiar with the development.

COVID-19 : Arab region counts cost of devastating pandemic (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard.

Syria : Decade of death, destruction, displacement, disease, dread & despair (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The conflict in Syria is now ten years old. A decade of death, destruction, displacement, disease, dread and despair.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Easter public holidays in Europe, the SUNS will be closed from 2 April. The next issue #9319 will appear on 6 April.

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