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SUNS # 9739 Tuesday 7 February 2023

WTO : Reform talks focused on development modalities open "Pandora's Box" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The two-day informal meeting on "WTO reform focused on development modalities" which concluded on 3 February at the World Trade Organization seems to have opened a "Pandora's Box" of broken promises, unfulfilled ministerial mandates, and constant goal-shifting on development-oriented mandated issues, particularly the special and differential treatment (S&DT) provisions, said people familiar with the discussions.

UN : Race to prosperity as LDCs top agenda at UN conference (PRIV)
(IPS, New York/Nairobi)
It is a race against time to form a new global partnership to secure a better future for the world's poorest and most vulnerable nations by 2030 in line with the UN's SDGs.

Latin America : Management of protected areas is a priority for this year (PRIV)
(IPS, Caracas)
The environmental priority for South America in 2023 can be summed up in the management of its terrestrial and marine protected areas, together with the challenges of the extractivist economy and the transition to a green economy with priority attention to the most vulnerable populations.

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