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SUNS # 9740 Wednesday 8 February 2023

WTO : India, South Africa sharply object to JSI on services domestic regulation (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India and South Africa, in separate communications, have raised major challenges/objections to the schedule of specific commitments filed by 35 countries, including the United States and the European Union, under the controversial Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on services domestic regulation at the World Trade Organization.

WHO : Continued derailment of implementation of FENSA (PRIV)
(K M Gopakumar, Geneva)
The current leadership of WHO continues to derail the implementation of the organization's Framework on Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA).

UN : NGOs campaign for a torture-free UN trade treaty (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Hinting at "Western hypocrisy", a senior UN official once told a group of reporters, perhaps half-jokingly: "When you go on one of those sight-seeing tours in Europe, they will show you their palaces and castles - but never their medieval prisons or torture chambers."

Latin America : In an aging population, 17% will be over 65 by 2050. (PRIV)
(IPS, Lima)
Latin America and the Caribbean is no longer a young region and it will be one of the regions with the largest aging populations by 2050, which poses great challenges due to the social inequalities the countries face, but also opportunities to overcome them.

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