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SUNS # 9357 Wednesday 2 June 2021

Trade : World trade continues its recovery in 2021, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global merchandise trade has continued to recover in 2021, with the biggest gains being seen in export orders, air freight and electronic components, according to the World Trade Organization.

Climate : UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies launch work (PRIV)
(Evelyn Teh, Penang)
The first sessional meetings for this year of the Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off on 31 May, in a virtual format. The SB sessions will end on 17 June.

COVID-19 : Pandemic relief policies need more resources, better design (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 1 Jun (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Pandemic relief measures in developing countries have been limited by modest resources, fear of financial market discipline and policy mimicry.

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