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SUNS # 9964 Tuesday 12 March 2024

Trade : Modest gains in merchandise trade forecast for Q1 2024 - WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Global merchandise trade could start to sho w some modest gains in the first quarter of 2024, but these could be easily d erailed by regional conflicts and geopolitical tensions, according to the World Tra de Organization (WTO).

WHO : North countries push to dilute WGIHR bureau's half-hearted equity text (PRIV)
(Nithin Ramakrishnan and K M Gopakumar, Kochi/New Delhi)
Developed countries are pushing to dilute proposed equity-related text to a mend the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005.

UN : Human rights chief calls for measures to address religious hatred (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Combatting discrimination and hatred is fundamental to the human rights movement, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Volker Turk.

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