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SUNS # 9930 Monday 22 January 2024

WTO : Draft decision on dispute settlement reform silent on Appellate Body (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The facilitator overseeing the informal p rocess on reform of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement system (DSS) has issued a fourth version of the confidential draft ministerial decision that continues to remain silent on the appeal/review mechanism as well as on the restorati on of the Appellate Body, while introducing terms like "adjudicators", which does not exist in the current Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), said people fa miliar with the discussions.

WHO : EU's ABS proposal on pandemic instrument exacerbates inequity (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant, London)
As Geneva was winding down for the Christmas break last December, the European Union (EU) circulated a six-pag e proposal on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) to World Health Organization (WHO) Members.

UN : Fact-finding mission on Sudan begins its work (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The United Nations fact-finding mission on Sudan has begun its work with an initial visit to Geneva this week.

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