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Hi, this is Michelle. Geneva has historically been a beacon for tech governance, but its light is growing dim.

UNRWA’s boss is in Geneva calling for support as the UN Palestinian aid agency starts to crack under political and financial pressure. Plus, why the private sector is walking back the climate talk.

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Michelle Langrand


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🌐 Bug risk: Geneva is dropping the ball on tech governance. Once a beacon in digital governance, the city of Calvin is struggling to maintain its status amid international competition, budget constraints and geopolitical tensions.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

⚠️ UNRWA chief urges pushback against efforts to disband Palestinian agency. Philippe Lazzarini told UNRWA’s advisory committee of “concerted efforts” to dismantle it, including through Israeli attempts to evict it from its offices and label it a terrorist group.

Reuters (EN)

🍞 Experts say Gaza at ‘high risk’ of famine despite increased aid to the north. A draft report by the UN-led authority on hunger crises found that nearly half a million people in Gaza are expected to face the highest level of starvation in the coming months.

Associated Press (EN)

🚙 China wants EU to scrap planned higher tariffs and ‘abide by WTO rules’, state media reports. The two leading economies agreed last week to launch talks on the EU’s anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese electric vehicles.


🎯 How companies are starting to back away from green targets. Goals to slash greenhouse gas emissions have been missed or entirely ditched by many corporate giants who cite political and regulatory hurdles.

Financial Times🔒 (EN)

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