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Hi, this is Kasmira. The UN’s first in-depth report into the first few months of the war in Gaza, including the 7 October attacks, has found both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes, in evidence that could be drawn on by the International Criminal Court.

And, on a flying visit to Geneva before attending the G7 summit in Italy, the body’s top chief António Guterres warned against an increasingly fragmented world and a division into two blocs that it could ill-afford. Guterres won’t be headed to Switzerland’s Ukraine summit – a decision that has raised a few eyebrows. But responding to journalists, he said this was due to another engagement and not for political reasons.

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Kasmira Jefford


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Navi Pillay, chair of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel, speaks during a briefing to UN member states about ongoing investigation at the UN offices in Geneva, on 16 April, 2024. (Keystone/AFP/Fabrice Coffrini))

🔍UN report accuses both Israel and Palestinian groups of war crimes. United Nations inquiry into the first few months of the war in Gaza has accused both Israel and Palestinian armed groups of war crimes, and that Israel’s actions also constituted crimes against humanity, in the body’s first in-depth investigation into the war.

The New York Times (EN)

⛴️António Guterres defends ‘a global economy’ against rival blocs. The secretary general, who was in Geneva for the 60th anniversary of UN Trade and Development, warned against “strengthening forces of fragmentation” in the economy and defended a global economy to face the challenges of poverty and hunger

ATS via Swissinfo (FR)

⚰️Tobacco, junk food, fossil fuel and alcohol industries drive ‘millions of deaths’. The four industries are responsible for over a third of all deaths globally each year, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

Health Policy Watch (EN)

🛳️At least 49 migrants dead, 140 missing off Yemen coast, IOM says. At least 49 migrants died and 140 others were missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) said in a statement on Tuesday. The vessel, which departed from Somalia and was carrying 260 migrants, among them Somalis and Ethiopians.

Reuters (EN)

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