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SUNS # 9556 Thursday 14 April 2022

Trade : MC12 a stocktaking meeting or with any meaningful deliverables? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As the WTO director-general and two of her deputies are scheduled to visit Washington DC next week, there seems to be growing concerns whether the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) will be merely a stocktaking meeting or whether it will deliver any meaningful outcomes, said people familiar with the development.

Ukraine : Rural labour markets negatively impacted by the conflict, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The current war between Ukraine and Russia will pose additional threats and negatively impact the rural labour markets in Ukraine, potentially affecting the livelihoods of rural households and populations through multiple pathways, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Asia-Pacific : Tackling the pandemic of inequality (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
After two years of human devastation, the world is learning to live with COVID-19 while trying to balance the protection of public health and livelihoods.

Zimbabwe : Elections rekindle voter apathy concerns (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Activity in the streets of Zimbabwe's second city is testimony to a thriving informal sector where thousands of people eke out a living selling all sorts of wares.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Easter public holidays in Europe, the SUNS will be closed from 15 April. The next issue #9557 will appear on 19 April.

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