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Hi, this is Michelle. Cern and Gesda’s flagship initiative to ensure quantum tech isn’t just for the rich is finally up and running.

Diversity isn’t the only thing international Geneva has going for it. In more sombre news, 2023 marked a record death toll for migrants in search of a better life.

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Michelle Langrand


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Ignazio Cassis, Swiss minister of foreign affairs, Nathalie Fontanet, Geneva state councillor, Fabiola Gianotti, Cern’s director general, Christian Bluhm, group chief risk officer at UBS, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chair of Gesda’s board of directors, announce the launch of the Open Quantum Institute on 13 October 2023. (Gesda/ von Loebell)

⚛️ New Cern institute ready for quantum the challenge. Officially open for business, the Open Quantum Institute seeks to avoid mistakes made during the rocky advent of AI by ensuring everyone can benefit from the futuristic technology.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

⚙️ International Geneva is the canton’s economic engine. According to a study by the Fondation pour Genève, multinationals and international organisations represent 150,000 jobs and nearly four billion in tax revenue.

Léman Bleu (FR)

⚰️ Last year was deadliest year for migrants, UN agency says. At least 8,565 people died on migration routes in 2023, the highest number in 10 years of keeping records, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Reuters (EN)

🇭🇹 Haiti situation 'beyond untenable': UN rights chief. Volker Türk urged for the deployment of an international force to help Haiti grapple with spiralling violence levels as gangs threaten to ignite a civil war unless Prime Minister Ariel Henry resigns.

AFP via Barron's (EN)

🌾 Is there famine in Gaza? Here's what we know. At least one fifth of the population has to be suffering extreme food shortages for famine to be declared, a threshold that the enclave already surpassed in December.

Reuters (EN)

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