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SUNS # 9973 Monday 25 March 2024

WTO : "Lose-lose" negotiating strategies responsible for MC13 failure - DG (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Singapore, one of the key members of the "Friends of the System", on 21 March proposed a retreat to discuss how to m ake ministerial conferences more optimal, efficient, and result- oriented follo wing the failure of the World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference (MC13 ) in Abu Dhabi, a proposal that was supported by other members of the "Friends o f the System", said people familiar with the development.

WHO : Revised pandemic negotiating text fails to deliver on equitable access (PRIV)
(K M Gopakumar, Geneva)
The revised negotiating text (negotiating text) of the pandemic instrument that is under discussion at the ongoing 9t h Meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) fails to deliver on equitable access.

UN : Global trade set to rebound in 2024, but challenges persist - UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
After facing declines over several quarters , international trade is expected to rebound in 2024, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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