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SUNS # 9300 Monday  8 March 2021


Climate: Pressure mounts to commence negotiations virtually at UNFCCC (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Penang)
Efforts are underway within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to get agreement to commence negotiations virtually.

WTO: Growing support for 12-year transition period for graduating LDCs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The least-developed countries have upped the ante on their request at the World Trade Organization that LDC-specific support measures, including special and differential treatment and other flexibilities, must be extended for a period of 12 years for those countries graduating from the LDC category, said people familiar with the development.

UN: Triennial review recommends LDC graduation without Covid impact data (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Kathmandu)
The United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has recommended graduation of Bangladesh, Lao PDR and Nepal from the list of least developed countries (LDCs), as defined by the UN.

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