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SUNS # 9932 Wednesday 24 January 2024

WTO : DG hopes for agreements on fisheries, development, IFD at MC13 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Director-General, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said on 22 January that she expec ts "two or three agreements" such as on "harmful fisheries subsidies", the "moratorium" on customs duties on electronic transmissions, and "developmen t" involving increased flexibilities for developing countries, at the WTO's up coming 13th ministerial conference (MC13) that begins in Abu Dhabi on 26 February.

UN : Afghan women continue to face Taliban restrictions, says report (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The de facto authorities (the Taliban) in Afghanistan continue to enforce and promulgate restrictions on women's righ ts to work, education and freedom of movement in the last quarter of 2023, accord ing to a United Nations report.

UN : Sudan suffering from the world's largest displacement crisis (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Nine months after the war erupted between t he Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on 15 April 2023, about 7.6 million people have fled their homes, taking refuge inside and outside Sudan, with children representing about half of the people displace d, according to a United Nations report.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to a public holiday, the SUNS will be closed on 25 January. The next is sue #9933 will appear on 26 January.

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