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SUNS # 9979 Wednesday 3 April 2024

WTO : DG's Project Syndicate MC13 opinion piece advances alternative facts (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
As the first term of the World Trade Organization's incumbent Director- General, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, conclud es on 31 August 2025, the new chair of the WTO's General Council, Ambassador Petter Olberg of Norway, will need to start the selection process for the n ext DG after the European summer break in July-August this year.

WHO : Another round of pandemic instrument talks amidst wide divergence (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have decided to hold another round of negotiations on the pandemic instrument with the aim of finalising it before the 77th World Health Assem bly (WHA), to be held in Geneva on 27 May-2 June.

Afghanistan : Taliban rule exacerbates malnutrition crisis (PRIV)
(IPS, Kabul)
Malnutrition in Afghanistan has reached an unprecedent ed level, according to United Nations humanitarian organizations.

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