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SUNS # 9691 Thursday 17 November 2022

Trade : G20 leaders rebuff protectionism, call for strong MTS with WTO at core (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Under the banner of "Recover Together" and "Recover Stronger", the G20 leaders drawn from developed and developing countries on 16 November issued a rather sterling call from Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, reaffirming that the "rules-based, non-discriminatory, free, fair, open, inclusive, equitable, sustainable and transparent multilateral trading system (MTS), with the WTO at its core, is indispensable to advancing our shared objectives of inclusive growth, innovation, job creation, and sustainable development."

Trade : Major changes at WTO with first-ever spokesperson from Senegal (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
For the first time in the history of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization, a Senegalese communications expert, Mr Ismila Dieng, will be the new public face of the 164-member trade body, as its spokesperson, a post that was hitherto held by Anglo-American persons, said people familiar with the development.

UN : HRC to address "deteriorating" human rights situation in Iran (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is to hold a special session on 24 November to address "the deteriorating human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran".

UN : In praise of toilets (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
For those who have it, a toilet is that "thing" in the bathroom, next to the bidet, the hand-washing sink with hot and cold water faucets, and the bathtub.

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