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SUNS # 9738 Monday 6 February 2023

Trade : Widening divide among WTO members over development, S&DT (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing and least-developed countries on 2 February apparently tore down the arguments advanced by the United States and the European Union on the need to provide special and differential treatment (S&DT) based on a self-designated framework at the World Trade Organization, said people familiar with the discussions.

Finance : US policies slowing world economy (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Few policymakers ever claim credit for causing stagnation and recessions. Yet, they do so all the time, justifying their actions by some supposedly higher purpose.

UN : Leaders urge participation in high-level meet to fund children's education (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
The world is in the throng of a monumental, damaging, and unprecedented global education crisis. Wars, protracted conflict, extreme climate changes, hunger, COVID-19, and economic uncertainties are pushing children out of the education system.

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