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SUNS # 9385 Monday 12 July 2021

Trade : Growing "lawlessness" at WTO ahead of MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Ahead of the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) to be held in Geneva in end-November, the seemingly growing "lawlessness" in several areas of work, including in the arena of domestic regulation in services, remains the biggest threat to the existence of the multilateral trading system, said people familiar with the development.

United Nations : COVID-19 heightening existing levels of food insecurity (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily in terms of income losses, have exacerbated vulnerabilities and heightened existing levels of food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said.

Opinion : Bridging the gap and crossing the bridge (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
It may be a challenge, but it is also an absolute necessity: bridging the gap between international law and reality and quickly crossing the bridge to reach all crisis-affected children and youth left furthest behind.

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