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Good morning, this is Michelle and today diplomats and scientists begin a two-week virtual closed-door meeting to adopt what is likely to be yet another sobering report on climate change.

On other agenda items, we follow International Geneva's mock UN conference and wait to hear who's the 2021 winner of the ICRC’s humanitarian law prize.

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Michelle Langrand


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A new UN report is expected to warn against the devastating impacts of climate change on people and nature. (Credit: Unsplash/Kelly Sikkema)

🌡️ Climate warning to come. Countries will meet over the next two weeks to adopt the latest of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) stark warnings as a warming climate continues to threaten millions of lives. The flagship report will lay out a scientific overview of the devastating impacts of rising temperatures and how the world can adapt accordingly.

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📌 14-18 February | Multilateralism in a fractured world at GIMUN Conference. International Geneva’s student-led model UN will gather over 150 students from around the world to simulate UN committees where they will defend the interests of a particular country. The participants will try to find diplomatic solutions to global problems, from climate change to wars to famine.


📌 15 February | 2021 Paul Reuter prize winner revealed. The 12th laureate of the humanitarian award will be announced at an online ceremony. The prize, in the amount of 5,000 Swiss francs, is awarded roughly every three years by the ICRC to acknowledge outstanding work in ​​international humanitarian law.


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