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SUNS # 9416 Tuesday 14 September 2021

Trade : Concerns voiced over possible "rigged" decisions at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Many developing and least-developed countries seem concerned about the possibility of "rigged" ministerial decisions at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) to be held in Geneva in end-November, amidst mounting logistical hurdles as well as difficulties in convening in-person meetings due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, said people familiar with the development.

Afghanistan : The Islamic Emirate aims at capturing a coveted seat at the UN (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the high-level segment of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly opens September 21, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is unlikely to occupy a much-coveted seat in the world body.

Opinion : South-South & triangular cooperation to help achieve SDGs (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The 2021 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, organized ahead of the opening of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, provided an opportunity to discuss Southern solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future while effectively responding to the global COVID-19 crisis across the global South.

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