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SUNS # 9943 Friday 9 February 2024

Trade : Lack of convergence on draft MC13 Abu Dhabi ministerial declaration (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
With just three weeks left for the World T rade Organization's 13th ministerial conference (MC13), the crucial Abu Dhabi Ministerial Declaration (ADMD) seems to remain a work in progress and far f rom closure due to significant differences on the new issues, including on the crucial reform of the WTO's dispute settlement system, said people familiar with th e discussions.

UN : $4.1 billion in aid sought for war-torn Sudan and host countries (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The United Nations and its partners on 7 Feb ruary launched an appeal for a combined $4.1 billion in aid to meet the most urge nt humanitarian needs of civilians in war-torn Sudan and those who have fled t o neighbouring countries.

Opinion : Neo-colonial ISDS, abused, biased, costly & grossly unfair (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in international trade and investment agreements - long abused by opportunists with means - are slowly being reje cted by cautious governments.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Chinese New Year public holiday, the SUNS will be closed on 12 February. The next issue #9944 will appear on 13 February.

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