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Hello, I’m Jessica bringing you Geneva Solutions’ Peace and Humanitarian news coverage, produced in collaboration with The New Humanitarian.

Today, we consider how treating the planet well can aid human progress. We also speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario about how she found herself focusing on crises in Western nations. And we’re hopeful after a conversation with Hajer Sharief, a Libyan activist promoting the role of women and young people in peacebuilding.

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Jessica Alexander


Today’s reason for hope

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Credit: Kofi Annan Foundation

‘This is our right, and we’re not going to stop until we have it,’ says Hajer Sharief, a Young Leader for the Geneva-based Kofi Annan Foundation’s Extremely Together programme, whose work since 2011 has championed the role of youth and women in the Libyan peace process.

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Peace and Humanitarian News

How treating the planet well can aid human progress. The UNDP’s annual development report exposes the intertwined relationship between people and the planet.

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Prioritising girls after Covid-19. Girls have been put especially at risk during the pandemic. Here are some ways to ensure they don’t fall behind.

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Applying engineering technologies to humanitarian aid. Two Swiss universities and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have joined forces to apply their expertise to humanitarian aid programmes.

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Here's what else is happening

Image of the day

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Courtesy of Lynsey Addario/Getty Images

Doctors tend to a suspected Covid-19 patient at the Royal Free Hospital in London, June 2020. Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario typically covers war-torn countries, but in an interview, she talks about what’s surprised her most about working closer to home.

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Next on the agenda

15 December | Defying the myth: Why the Sphere standards are just as applicable in urban settings. Newly released guidance and examples of how it has been used.


15 December | Building back better in informal settlements as a step towards more sustainable Urbanisation. Experts weigh in on the implications for Covid-19 recovery and resilience to future shocks.


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