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Good morning, this is Irene. Today we’re reporting on the UN investigation into Russia and Ukraine’s alleged use of cluster munitions. We’re also following security impediments to humanitarian aid to Tigray and also the possibility that solar and wind power will limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030 if growth continues apace.

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Michelle Bachelet speaking at the Human Rights Council on Wednesday 30 March, 2022. (Credit: UNTV)

UN rights chief: ‘credible allegations’ of cluster munitions being used in Ukraine. The United Nations has received credible allegations that Russian armed forces have used cluster munitions in populated areas “at least 24 times” in Ukraine and is investigating similar allegations against Ukraine armed forces. Addressing the Human Rights Council, Bachelet gave a grim account of the widespread devastation and human suffering in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion five weeks ago.

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