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SUNS # 9689 Tuesday 15 November 2022

Trade : Meeting on WTO reforms reinforces divisions among members (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the World Trade Organization, at an informal meeting on 10 November, apparently remained divided on various key issues on reforming the trade body, despite the short "positive" statements issued by the WTO General Council (GC) chair, Ambassador Didier Chambovey of Switzerland, and the WTO Director-General, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said participants after the meeting.

COP 27 : Draft texts in brackets submitted for further negotiations (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan/Hilary Kung/Meena Raman, Sharm el-Sheikh)
After intense negotiations extending into late hours in the first week of the climate talks that began on 6 Nov, the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) closed on 12 Nov, with agreement to transmit draft negotiating texts on the key issues in "brackets" for further work and consideration in the second week, under the helm of the Egyptian Presidency.

UN : Market lords, much more than a war, behind world's food crisis (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
While grain exports continue to regularly flow to world's markets since the July 2022 Turkey-brokered agreement between Russia and Ukraine to resume cereal and fertilizer shipments from both countries, food prices are still skyrocketing everywhere.

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