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Good morning, this is Kasmira. Today, we're taking a tour of the great "emissions canyon", and stopping by relics of "broken promises and broken lives", as António Guterres put it yesterday as he presented to the UN's latest Emissions Gap report, which revealed how far off countries are in keeping a lid on global warming ahead of Cop28 climate talks at the end of this month.

Plus, in San Francisco, Asia Pacific economies have been deliberating reform of the WTO and Unicef calls for stronger action to uphold children's rights.

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Kasmira Jefford


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🌎 World is racing to well past warming limit as carbon emissions rise instead of plunge, says UN report. The world is racing towards 2.5 to 2.9 degrees Celsius of global warming above pre-industrial levels by 2100 – well beyond the threshold agreed by countries under the Paris Agreement, the United Nations on Monday warned.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

🛠️ APEC unites on WTO reform, as war frays ties. Twenty-one Asia Pacific economies agreed to reform the WTO and address its ruptured dispute settlement system, and adopt new trade and investment principles at the tail end of last week’s APEC leaders summit in San Francisco.

Politico (EN)

🛝 Children’s rights in jeopardy 34 years after landmark UN treaty. Stronger action is needed to uphold children’s rights in a world where they are increasingly under threat due to conflicts, rising poverty and climate impacts, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, Unicef, said on Monday.

UN News (EN)

🇧🇴 Geneva museum returns three mummies to Bolivia. Bolivia has recovered three 900-year-old mummies that had been in the collections of the Geneva Museum of Ethnography (MEG) for over a century after being brought to Switzerland by an engineer without authorisation. Carine Ayélé Durand, director of MEG, pointed out that the Geneva museum was very sensitive to the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples.

Swissinfo (EN)

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