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Hi, this is Gabriela. For the UN’s human rights chief, Volker Türk, the greatest challenge for the future of humanity is not climate change – it’s reining in the rise of generative AI before it gets ahead of us.

Reelected president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) last year, Francisco Rocca, who is also the right-wing mayor of Rome’s Lazio region, will step down after his administration distanced itself from Rome’s pride parade in a show of support for the Italian government’s anti-LGBTQ policies.

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Gabriela Galindo


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Volker Türk, UN high commissioner for human rights, in his office at Palais Wilson, Geneva, 22 May 2023. — (Le Temps/David Wagnières)

🤖 Volker Türk says approach to AI, new technologies will be pivotal for future of human rights. The UN’s human rights chief warns about the human rights impact of generative AI such as ChatGPT and shares his take on China, Iran, Russia and Buddhist philosophy.

Le Temps (FR)

🏳️‍🌈 President of IFRC to resign amid controversy in Italy. The resignation of Francisco Rocca, the right-wing governor of Rome’s Lazio region, comes after his administration withdrew support for the annual pride march in the capital.

Swissinfo (EN)

🌾 UN agencies warn of impact if Black Sea grain deal ends. UN officials said if Russia lets the grain deal with Ukraine expire on 18 July, food prices would skyrocket in east Africa.

Reuters (EN)

🕵️ Swiss intelligence report warns of Russian and Chinese espionage. In its annual report, the agency warned of increased spying activity since Bern took the helm of the UN Security Council.

Swissinfo (EN)

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia sends top delegation to China’s ‘Summer Davos’. The Saudis will be one of the largest delegations at the World Economic Forum meeting, in what some experts see as a sign of a blooming relationship between Beijing and Riyadh.

Financial Times (EN)

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