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SUNS # 9785 Friday 19 May 2023

WTO : DG gives "short shrift" to developing country concerns for MC13 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Director-General Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to have given a "short shri ft" to the unresolved mandated issues of enormous importance to developing countries, especially in the Doha work program, for the WTO's upcoming 13th ministerial conference (MC13), said people familiar with the DG's pronouncements.

UN : World economy facing prolonged low growth amid multiple crises (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The world economy is facing severe headwind s amid weak growth prospects, elevated inflation and heightened uncertainties , a United Nations report has said.

UN : Unceasing attacks on the source of 80% of food, 98% of oxygen (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Two big facts are impressive enough: plants are the source of 80% of all food, and as much as 98% of all oxygen.

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