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SUNS # 9934 Monday 29 January 2024

WTO : Controversial JSI e-commerce decision eyed for MC13 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Australia, Japan, and Singapore, the co-convenors of the controversial Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on E-com merce, have intensified the "WTO electronic commerce negotiations" in an attempt t o announce a decision at the WTO's upcoming 13th ministerial conference (MC13 ) that is seemingly legally flawed and replete with questionable goals, said people familiar with the development.

UN : South being left behind by an unjust international order - UNCTAD SG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
While the Global South is now a much strong er force than it was 60 years ago, it is being left behind by an international order that is still unjust, Ms Rebeca Grynspan, the Secretary-General of the UN Confer ence on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has said.

UN : Global order under threat by a retreat from multilateralism - G77 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The global order underpinned by internation al law and the institutions that uphold it, is under threat by a retreat from multilateralism and from a collective approach to problem-solving, accordin g to the Group of 77 and China.

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