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SUNS # 9735 Wednesday 1 February 2023

WTO : Reforms focused on "development modalities" aimed at polarization? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the World Trade Organization's General Council, Ambassador Didier Chambovey of Switzerland, is holding a two-day informal meeting on "WTO reforms focused on Development Modalities" on 2 February, a meeting that could further polarize members on issues raised by developing and least-developed countries for improving and safeguarding special and differential treatment (S&DT) provisions in the ten Agreement-specific proposals, said people, who asked not to be identified.

WHO : Reservations on DG's proposals on global health emergency architecture (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The WHO Executive Board (EB) Members expressed their reservations over the Director-General's proposals for a global health architecture for health emergency preparedness, response and resilience.

UN : Will the Ukraine war be resolved with talks - or with tanks? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
After much reluctance, the US and its Western allies last week agreed to provide Ukraine with some of the world's most sophisticated battle tanks: American-made Abrams, German- made Leopards and British-made Challengers.

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