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SUNS # 9971 Thursday 21 March 2024

WTO : General Council must oversee DSS reform discussions, say Members (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States came under intense pressure on 19 March for failing to implement the rulings issued by the Wor ld Trade Organization's dispute settlement system (DSS) as well as for blockin g the selection process for filling vacancies in the Appellate Body, as demanded by Colombia on behalf of 130 countries, said people familiar with the developm ent.

WHO : INB revised negotiating text serves bio-surveillance agenda of North (PRIV)
(K M Gopakumar and Nithin Ramakrishnan, Geneva)
Surveillance-related proposals in the Revised Draft Negotiating Text of the pandemic instrument serves the bio-surveillance agenda of the developed countries.

UN : Deputy human rights chief updates HRC on situation in Venezuela (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
In spite of signs of economic growth over the last two years in Venezuela, access to health, food, and education continue to face structural challenges, such as under-staffing and under-funding, disproport ionately impacting women, indigenous and campesino communities, said the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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