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Hi, this is Paula. As climate negotiators begin prepping for the Cop29 in Baku in November, UN secretary general António Guterres warns that the Paris agreement’s temperature ceiling will be soon breached.

Meanwhile, the UN’s migration and refugee agencies told Washington it must respect applicants’ rights. And ahead of Fifa's decision to grant Saudi Arabia the right to host the 2034 World Cup, a trade union warns the UN labour agency of a déjà vu in the Gulf region.

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Paula Dupraz-Dobias


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Indian people bathing on 31 May in New Delhi, one of the regions which has been placed on a heat red alert by the country's meteorological department. (Keystone/EPA/Rajat Gupta)

🔥UN chief urges exit off ‘highway to climate hell’ as world set to breach 1.5C within five years. Meteorologists say the global temperature is likely to exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels temporarily in the next five years.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

👐UN migration and refugee agencies cite ‘fundamental’ right to asylum after US moves to restrict it. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the International Organization for Migration, led by Amy Pope, a former Biden administration advisor, reacted to the US president’s pre-election announcement.

Associated Press (EN)

⛓️Saudi Arabia accused of using forced labour ahead of Fifa World Cup decision. Geneva-based Builders and Wood Workers’ International called on the ILO to investigate “epidemic of abuses” in the kingdom.

The Guardian (EN)

⛔The UN-led response in Ethiopia was a failure. It’s time for accountability. The executive director of Geneva think tank HERE, who led an inter-agency humanitarian evaluation of the response in the north of the country, says a coherent approach among UN agencies was lacking.

The New Humanitarian (EN)

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