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SUNS # 9892 Wednesday 8 November 2023

Trade : A fisheries subsidies agreement appears doubtful at WTO's MC13 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the Doha fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 6 November apparently suggested that more work needs to be done on several issues, inc luding on the so-called two-tier "sustainability" test in identifying the big subs idizers that allegedly continue to contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, which has caused the global depletion of fish stocks, said people familiar with the developm ent.

UN : "Genocide being committed against the Palestinian people" (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
"Over the past 26 days, we have been witness ing a genocide being committed against the Palestinian people in plain sight, f or the whole world to see, and with total impunity," according to a briefing deliv ered by the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nati ons in Geneva.

UN : Concerns & skepticism persist at consultations on nature-based solution s (PRIV)
(Mirna Ines Fernandez Pradel, La Paz)
The Final Intergovernmental Consultations on Nature-based Solutions (NbS), hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), took place in Nairobi on 9-13 October 2023. They, however, did little to allay the concerns and skepticism around the controversial concept.

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