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Good morning, this is Michelle and today, as e-commerce week wraps up in Geneva, we’re hearing about how to make trade in a digitalised world more inclusive.

In other news from International Geneva, migration rights groups urge governments to demilitarise their borders and the World Health Organization’s senior management is looking at a shake up very soon.

From our Ukraine Stories project, we hear about the heroic endeavours of an orphanage teacher and an infernal train ride separating Moscow from the closest Ukraine cities.

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Michelle Langrand


E-trade for all

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It was not surprising that much of the 2022 e-Commerce Week hosted by the United Nations in Geneva this week took place online. After more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event, themed “Data and Digitalization for Development” was hybrid. It highlighted the global effect of the coronavirus on digital transformations.

Hosted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this year's session emphasised data and cross-border data flows looking at their role in economic and social development.

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Ukraine Stories

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Ukraine Stories Week#10: ‘Like watching a horror movie’: orphanage teacher rescues 30 kids from Chernihiv’. Natalya Pesotska, a teacher at Chernihiv’s Centre for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation, managed to escape, taking all the children with her, after Russia troops pummelled the northern Ukrainian city for several weeks. Now in Ivano-Frankivsk, she describes her epic journey. Plus, a journalist in the Donbas reports from the region, now under heavy attack, and how it is becoming increasingly difficult to evacuate due to constant shelling.

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Kharkov-Moscow: Russia has boarded the infernal ‘Sapsan’ high-speed train. A train ride separates Moscow from the closest Ukrainian cities and yet the two worlds couldn't be more different. Sooner or later, however, the indifference to the war in the bustling Russian capital will come back to haunt it, writes Russian journalist and science fiction writer Dmitri Glukhovski. This article was originally published in Novaya Gazeta Europe, the Europe-based media outlet that was launched last week after its Russian counterpart, the Novaya Gazeta, ceased operations amid clampdowns on the media.

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