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United Nations Geneva briefing (PDF) — UNOG — 24 November 2020

United Nations / humanitarian news

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Thailand frees Iranians 'in swap with academic' who has Israeli partner — bbc — 26 November 2020

U.N. study shows women working harder, getting poorer during pandemic — upi — 26 November 2020

U.N. Panel: Technology in Policing Can Reinforce Racial Bias — nytimes — 26 November 2020

It is time to decolonise the World Bank and the IMF — aljazeera — 26 November 2020

The 10 best cities to live in the world as an expat: Valencia, Alicante and Lisbon tops — yahoo — 26 November 2020

Here's the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises — cnn — 25 November 2020

News bias tracker for Google Chrome browsers offered by Ground News — google — 24 November 2020

One review: "Good idea - flawed implementation: inaccurate ratings and limited coverage. I tested this app on my Facebook feed. It failed to comment on the majority of political posts, as it seems limited to only mainstream media articles. The things it flagged as 'left wing bias' were mostly wrong -- e.g. the UK Government (gov.uk) was flagged as "100% left-wing biased". I wish!"

Congo warlord sentenced to life for war crimes — reuters — 23 November 2020

U.N. prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan — pbs — 20 November 2020

A billion people have no legal identity - but a new app plans to change that — weforum — 20 November 2020

The looming health catastrophe that could be more deadly than COVID-19 — weforum — 20 November 2020

WTO, Geneva’s Youth Discuss Future of Trade and Environment — iisd — 20 November 2020

WHO chief Tedros denies Ethiopia’s claims he backs Tigray rebels in conflict — afp/scmp — 20 November 2020

Trump administration in 'staggering' isolation at UN on health issues — theguardian — 19 November 2020

Alain Werner of Geneva-based Civitas Maxima recognised for his fight in protecting victims of war crimes — genevasolutions — 18 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

Ethiopia bombs Tigray capital as it rejects mediation calls — aljazeera — 16 November 2020

Email reveals 65 virus cases, with 1 cluster, in WHO Geneva staff — apnews — 16 November 2020

Anti-landmines treaty: 'a humanitarian success story’: only Myanmar used them in 2019 — genevasolutions — 16 November 2020

Cambodia: UN experts alarmed by civil society crackdown, attacks on defenders — ohchr — 16 November 2020

Islanders And Protestors Reject UN Shipping Climate Proposal As 'Greenwashing' — forbes — 15 November 2020

Austria wants ethical rules on battlefield killer robots — dw — 15 November 2020

Western Sahara independence leader declares the end of a 29-year-old ceasefire with Morocco — cnn — 15 November 2020

Greece Is Weaponizing the Coronavirus Against Refugees — vice — 13 November 2020

Five judges elected to UN’s International Court of Justice — dw — 13 November 2020

UN: 870K measles cases in 2019, highest number in 23 years — apnews — 12 November 2020

UN urges protection of civillians in Northern Mozambique — africanews — 12 November 2020

At least 74 drown after migrant boat breaks down off Libya coast — AP/euronews — 12 November 2020

Aid groups unable to supply Ethiopia's Tigray region, UN warns — reuters/theguardian — 12 November 2020

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land — mashable — 12 November 2020

Geneva Health Forum: Spirit of 'reverse innovation' drives new digital health technologies — genevasolutions — 12 November 2020

Iran's explanations on uranium stockpile 'not credible', UN nuclear watchdog says — france24 — 11 November 2020

DCAF: A ground-breaking initiative turns 10 — dcaf — 11 November 2020

sLibya peace talks reach 'breakthrough' agreement to hold elections — france24 — 11 November 2020

Development banks pledge climate action but keep fossil fuels — aljazeera — 11 November 2020

Azerbaijan’s drones owned the battlefield in Nagorno-Karabakh — and showed future of warfare — washingtonpost — 11 November 2020

WHO told to step up investigations into Covid-19 virus origin — genevasolutions — 11 November 2020

Bahrain’s Long-Serving Prime Minister, accused of corruption in Arab Spring, Dies in Mayo Clinic at Age 84 — bloomberg — 11 November 2020

Australia: Police expose global child sex abuse ring — dw — 11 November 2020

Prince Charles: 10 actions we must take to drive the green recovery — weforum — 10 November 2020

Catchup: UNRWA boss: The Agency has not yet secured sufficient funding under the Programme Budget to fully pay the salaries of all our staff for the month of November 2020. — unrwa — 9 November 2020

Injection prevents women from contracting HIV, study finds — aljazeera — 9 November 2020

U.S. criticised for police brutality, racism at U.N. rights review — reuters — 9 November 2020

UN-backed conference is latest effort at peace for Libya — dw — 9 November 2020

If we could change for Covid-19, we can change for the climate, says Naomi Klein — straitstimes — 8 November 2020

U.S. Aid Agency to Grant $20 Million to Fund Sudan Wheat Purchases — reuters/usnews — 7 November 2020

Hotspots in four countries on brink of famine, UN warns — — 6 November 2020

FAO report (PDF)

WHO looks at mink farm biosecurity globally after Danish coronavirus cases — reuters — 6 November 2020

WHO urged to invite Taiwan to key meeting — channelnewsasia — 6 November 2020

UN summit in December to push action on COVID-19 pandemic — apnews — 6 November 2020

UN's $5.1 Billion Shortfall Threatens Operations Worldwide — source — 5 November 2020

UN Habitat: World Cities Report 2020 (PDF) — unhabitat — 5 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Getting smarter in Geneva about cities (LINK)

Solar power could provide energy for the world’s most vulnerable. Here are 5 ways to pay for it — weforum — 5 November 2020

E.S. Reddy, Who Led U.N.'s Efforts Against Apartheid, Dies at 96 — nytimes — 5 November 2020

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci resigns to face war crimes charges at international court — apnews — 5 November 2020

As of Now, the U.S. Is Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement — nytimes — 4 November 2020

New Jersey Governor Signs Strongest Ban on Single-Use Plastics in U.S., Promotes Reusable Bags — commondreams — 5 November 2020

Carbon removal offers trillion-dollar opportunity, says UN-backed investor body — genevasolutions — 2 November 2020

Possible war crimes committed in Nagorno-Karabakh, U.N. rights boss says — reuters — 2 November 2020

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