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SUNS # 9942 Thursday 8 February 2024

WTO : Clash over domestic support & market access mandate for MC13 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States and Paraguay, on behalf of the Cairns Group of farm- exporting countries, seemingly clashed with the European Union, Switzerland, and Japan on 6 February over negotiating the mandate on domestic support and market access in agriculture, which is expe cted to be agreed upon, barring opposition, at the World Trade Organization's 13 th ministerial conference (MC13) beginning in Abu Dhabi in three weeks' time, said people familiar with the discussions.

UN : Humanitarian needs rise a year after deadly Turkiye-Syria earthquakes (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The plight of millions of displaced people a nd their hosts has deteriorated a year after devastating earthquakes struck Tu rkiye and Syria in February 2023, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.

UN : Landlocked Developing Countries Conference to address development (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) need great er support from the international community so that they are no longer left be hind when it comes to progressing with the SDGs, says the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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