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Hi, this is Kasmira. Today we’re reading up on suggestions for how to fix the WTO’s broken appeals system for settling trade disputes.

The UN’s refugee agency is warning of an influx of Sudanese migrants into Europe if a ceasefire between the two warring sides isn’t agreed soon. And the European Broadcasting Union is behind a new sports streaming service.

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Outside the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva. (WTO)

🔃How to restore the WTO’s authority. The ongoing crisis in the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement mechanism will be a key topic at the upcoming ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi. The authors of this opinion piece suggest three options for resolving the current paralysis.

Indian Express (EN)

🏊European public TV networks launch free-to-air sports streaming platform under Eurovision banner. Launched on Monday, the service will show major championships in many Olympic sports. Among the first big events to be streamed are the World Aquatics Championships being held in Qatar until 18 February.

AP News (EN)

🇸🇩UN refugee chief warns Europe of a new influx of Sudanese migrants if Sudan’s conflict continues. Filippo Grandi said that Europe may have to deal with a new flow of Sudanese migrants if a ceasefire agreement isn’t signed soon between the warring sides.

AP News (EN)

🕊️WHO’s global health and peace initiative: political or diplomatic? Using health to forge peace in a world grappling with multiple conflicts could be beneficial at a time when essential health work is increasingly getting in the crosshairs of geopolitics. However, some countries caution against further securitisation of the health agenda.

Geneva Health Files (paywall) (EN)

💸 UNRWA chief visits Gulf countries in bid to plug funding gap. Philippe Lazzarini is visiting three Gulf states this week to drum up support after donors suspended funding following Israeli allegations that some of the agency's staff were involved in the 7 October attack.

Reuters (EN)

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