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SUNS # 9575 Friday 13 May 2022

WTO : DG downplays MC12 prospects amidst divergences among members (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As differences on the major deliverables for the World Trade Organization's upcoming 12th ministerial conference (MC12) seem somewhat unbridgeable in various areas, the WTO Director- General Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala apparently downplayed the overall prospects for MC12 in a virtual appearance at the annual global forum of the US Chamber of Commerce on 11 May.

Labour : Nearly 5 million jobs lost in Ukraine due to the conflict, says ILO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's aggression against the country, equivalent to 30 per cent of pre-conflict employment in Ukraine, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Ukraine : Women leading humanitarian efforts, now include them in leadership (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A joint UN Women and CARE report on the gender disparities in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis calls for donors and humanitarian partners to take greater care to promote the voices of women and marginalized communities in the humanitarian effort.

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