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Hello, it's Kasmira. As the World Health Assembly kicked off on Monday, the spectre of last week's stalled pandemic accord negotiations hung heavy over the agenda. But WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted it wasn't over yet, "because where there is a will, there is a way".

An analysis of a recent UNCTAD data underscores the stranglehold that rising interest rates have on emerging and developing countries. And an opinion piece that takes a critical look at the "rules-based international order" that western policymakers preach but too often don't uphold.

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WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivers his opening remarks at the World Health Assembly, 27 May 2024. (Geneva Solutions/Paula Dupraz-Dobias)

😷The worrying failure of pandemic treaty negotiations. A pandemic accord was meant to be the highlight of the 77th World Health Assembly which opened on Monday in Geneva. But a last-ditch attempt by the World Health Organization’s 194 member states to prevent the world from reliving the trauma of Covid-19 failed to yield an agreement.

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🎧On 15 May, Geneva Solutions organised a debate with the Geneva Press Club on the topic of one of our recent stories, Behind the UN's liquidity crunch, a multilateral system in crisis? Panelists included Michael Møller, former director general of the UN office in Geneva and Maya Ungar UN Analyst at the International Crisis Group, based in New York. Catch up on some of the highlights by listening to this interview with our journalist Michelle Langrand.

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