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SUNS # 9987 Wednesday 17 April 2024

WTO : Marking 30th anniversary of Marrakesh Agreement amid trade chaos (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
When the late Mr. Peter Sutherland, the f irst Director-General of the World Trade Organization, was asked what the most important contribution of the new multilateral trade body was, he emphasize d on the "binding rules" for conducting global trade.

UN : Hunger crisis deepens as Sudan conflict hits one-year mark (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The war in Sudan has claimed thousands of lives, forced millions from their homes, and has sparked economic turmoil a cross the region that is deepening the hunger crisis, according to the United Nat ions World Food Programme (WFP).

Environment : Concerns over AI's "drinking problem" amid water scarcity (PRIV)
(Lean Ka-Min, Penang)
While it's well known that artificial intel ligence (AI) is power-hungry, less widely recognised is the fact that AI is also ex tremely "thirsty".

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