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Hi, this is Liv, and today we’re providing a recap of the most important takeaways from the chemicals conference. We're also looking at a behind-the-scenes plot from Russia and China to put off discussions about the famine in Somalia, and the United Nation's response to a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan.

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Liv Martin


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Agbogbloshie, a waste dump in the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

New restrictions on chemicals and waste. Environment ministers met face-to-face in Geneva for the first time in three years to discuss the dangers toxic chemicals pose to the planet. Out of 55 decisions taken, the participants agreed to toughen rules for exporting e-waste and banned a chemical used frequently in textiles. Read more for the full recap.

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Here’s what else is happening

Ukraine Stories

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“Foreign Influence on the Media in Kosovo” conference on 9 June 2022. (Credit: courtesy)

Countering Russian propaganda in Kosovo. Kosovans had to deal with Russian propaganda at the end of the 1990s. In the 20-odd years since, they have taken action to counter media narratives that undermine their sovereignty. Now they want to support Ukrainians in doing the same. Our Ukrainian correspondent Liudmyla Makei, who recently evacuated to Pristina, reports.

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