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SUNS # 9882 Wednesday 25 October 2023

WTO : No consensus at SOM on deliverables in agriculture, development, DSS (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The high-profile meeting of capital-based senior officials on 23 October apparently failed to decide on any deliverab le in agriculture for the World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference (MC13), to be held in Abu Dhabi in February next year, as seemingly deep differences came into the open on food security, the permanent solution for public stockholding (PSH) programs for food security, the special safeguard mechan ism for developing countries, and domestic support, said participants familiar with the discussions.

UN : ISDS a major obstacle in addressing human rights, climate crises (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), a secretive international arbitration process, has become a major obstacle to the urgent actions needed to address the planetary environmental and human righ ts crises.

Climate : North countries obstruct progress on Loss & Damage Fund outcome (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
The UNFCCC's Transitional Committee (TC), set up to operationalise new funding arrangements and the Fund to add ress loss and damage, failed to agree on an outcome, mainly due to the obstructi ve and rigid stance of developed countries, primarily over the location of the Fun d, which they aggressively pushed to be hosted by the World Bank (WB).

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