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SUNS # 9990 Monday 22 April 2024

WHO : Draft pandemic instrument text devoid of deliverables on equity (PRIV)
(K M Gopakumar, Geneva)
The draft negotiating text of the pandemi c instrument is devoid of any concrete deliverables on equity and does not cr eate any legal obligations to facilitate predictable and sustainable access to f inance, pandemic-related products and technology.

UN : Correspondent banking relationships and their impact on trade (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
In recent years, correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) have declined in many developing economies, creating a challenge for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to conduct trade, acco rding to UN Trade and Development.

UN : Rights chief concludes official visit to DRC, calls for peace (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
While the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could quite simply be one of the richest countries in the world, it i s today one of the poorest, and its human rights challenges are numerous and comple x, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Volker Turk.

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