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SUNS # 9457 Thursday 11 November 2021

Trade : Discussions on fundamental WTO reforms fail to garner consensus (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Attempts to bring fundamental changes to the World Trade Organization's negotiating, monitoring and deliberative, and the dispute settlement functions apparently failed to garner consensus during the small-group consultations held by the WTO General Council chair for the past several days, said people familiar with the development.

COP26 : Negotiations move to frenzied pace (PRIV)
(TWN, Glasgow)
As the Glasgow climate talks enter the final lap to close on 12 November, negotiations on all the outstanding issues have moved into a very frenzied pace, with negotiators dealing with bracketed draft texts in a flurry of meetings, including with ministers bilaterally, who have been tasked to resolve numerous contentious issues.

Afghanistan : ECW makes urgent appeal for access to quality learning (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
After leading a landmark, first-ever all-women mission to Afghanistan last week, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, says that schools must reopen for all children and that girls, in particular, must be able to return to secondary school classrooms.

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