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Hi, this is Gabriela. The new president of the International Committee of the Red Cross is losing no time in whipping the organisation back into shape, and has commissioned an external audit to outline steps out of the crisis.

UN human rights chief, Volker Türk, warned that the planet is on track to breach 3ºC warming as leaders continue to duck meaningful, long-term action and the World Bank and World Trade Organization urged governments to do more to boost global services trade.

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ICRC President Mirjana Spoljaric Egger at headquarters in Geneva. (Le Temps/David Wagnières)

🔎Mirjana Spoljaric Egger: 'An external audit of the ICRC is necessary'. The organisation’s first female president shares her vision for the future amidst one of the most turbulent times in its history.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

⛈️Climate change spells 'terrifying' future: UN rights chief. Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council that even as the environment is “dying”, leaders are still stuck in short-term “performative” action.

France24 (EN)

💱World Bank, WTO chiefs seek to reignite services trade negotiations. The heads of both organisations called on governments to lift trade barriers to service industries like tourism and increase the role of developing countries.

Reuters (EN)

🗂️Diplomatic ‘secrets’ leaked in Swiss cyberattack. Swiss authorities are racing to respond to a cyber attack in which sensitive documents, including concerning the Ukrainian and US embassies, were leaked.

Heidi.news (FR)

🌾China's Qu Dongyu reelected unopposed as head of UN food agency. Qu will remain at the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organization for another four years, boosting Beijing’s ambitions of holding more leadership positions on the global stage.

Voice of America (EN)

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