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Good morning, this is Liv. We’re kicking off a busy week with coverage from the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano. But first we ask: what does it mean to rebuild Ukraine? Back in Geneva, we will have our attention on the final week of the Human Rights Council’s 50th session and the resolutions that will come out of it.

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Liv Martin


On our radar this week

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Firefighters clear debris in the town of Serhiivka the day after authorities reported that an Russian airstrike on residential areas killed at least 21 people near Odesa, on 1 July, 2022. (Credit: Keystone/AP Photo/Maxim Penko)

What does recovery mean for war-hit Ukraine? Switzerland and Ukraine are joining forces to launch reconstruction plans at the Lugano Recovery Conference. But where to start and how to balance urgent humanitarian needs with long-term development? Ministers, heads of international organisations and civil society attending the meeting will have to grapple with this question. And while WHO, UNHCR and ICRC are on the attendance list, the rest of international Geneva will be following the event from afar.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Decision week at Human Rights Council. For the past month, the Council has had an intense schedule packed with reports presented by dozens of experts. From various conflicts, pressing human rights atrocities, new challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis all at top of mind, here is a preview of the resolutions which may be adopted by the end of the week.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here's what else is happening

Also on the agenda

📌 5 July | UNIDIR Cyber Stability Conference. As the world becomes increasingly digitised and connected, malicious ICT activities against critical infrastructure are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, with the potential of threatening international peace and security. Security experts will gather at the Campus Biotech in Geneva to discuss how to better protect critical infrastructure and support more efficient policy interventions by national governments.


📌 9-10 July | Science night. Situated at the Perle du Lac in Geneva, the Museum of the History of Science will host the 13th edition of Science Night on the theme “And Yet…” This event will allow everyone to understand scientific activity in a convivial and festive context, with CERN among the organisations taking part.

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