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SUNS # 9969 Tuesday 19 March 2024

WHO : INB negotiating modality proposes stage-managed text-based talks (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
Stage-managed text-based negotiations in parallel sessions are the proposed modality for the 9th meeting of the Intergovernme ntal Negotiating Body (INB) on the pandemic instrument. This threatens to compromise the participation of Member States especially those having small delegations.

UN : 13 years on, Syria's humanitarian crisis continues to intensify (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to intensify, with an astounding 16.7 million individuals needing humanitarian assistance - the highest number of people requiring assistance since the co nflict began, according to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Geir O. Pedersen.

UN : Largest escalation of hostilities in Syria since 2019/20, says report (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic ha s been characterized by increased confrontation and infighting among the vari ous authorities and forces controlling areas in the country during the period f rom 1 July to 31 December 2023.

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