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These 3 Things Can Lead to COVID After Vaccination, Experts Warnbestlifeonline29 June 2021 (LINK)

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinatedapnews29 June 2021 (LINK)

Life expectancy falls more drastically in the US in 2020 than in other high income countriesindependent23 June 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: COVID-19 at crisis point as hospitals overflowifrc17 June 2021 (LINK)

COVID-19: Violence and neglect increases for older persons during lockdown, says UN expertohchr14 June 2021 (LINK)

"Disturbing practices were reported with care homes being given immunity from civil liability for COVID-19 related deaths and putting in place contractual clauses that waive the right to file a court case and make arbitration the only option for alleged abuse or mistreatment."

Pharmacist who 'intentionally' destroyed 500 Covid vaccine doses gets three years in prisonnbcnews8 June 2021 (LINK)

He told the court on Tuesday that he was "desperately sorry and ashamed" about what he did.

Coronavirus mutated 32 times inside South African HIV-positive woman over course of seven monthsscmp4 June 2021 (LINK)

Viral Posts, Pundits Distort Fauci Emails on COVID origins, treatments and masksfactcheck4 June 2021 (LINK)

Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patientsnews-medical.net2 June 2021 (LINK)

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Non-COVID news

World must strike right balance between ocean protection and production: UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy Dona Bertarelliunctad30 June 2021 (LINK)

Nature Within Cities and Cities Within Naturegenevaenvironmentnetwork30 June 2021 (LINK)

Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction overturned by Pennsylvania courttheguardian30 June 2021 (LINK)

We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020npr30 June 2021 (LINK)

Two High-Profile Norwegian Diplomats Are Criticized in a Government Audit of International Peace Institutepassblue29 June 2021 (LINK)

Taking Aim at the Tatmadaw: The New Armed Resistance to Myanmar's Coupcrisisgroup28 June 2021 (LINK)

McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of workweforum28 June 2021 (LINK)

£17bn of UK arms sold to rights' abuserstheguardian/observer27 June 2021 (LINK)

"Weapons licensed for export to two-thirds of states on 'not free' register, including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey"

How Trump Ally Michael Flynn Nurtured — and Profited From — the QAnon Conspiracy Theorytheintercept27 June 2021 (LINK)

Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for murder of George Floydthehill25 June 2021 (LINK)

Diplomats say China put squeeze on Ukraineapnews25 June 2021 (LINK)

China pressured Ukraine into withdrawing its support for a call for more scrutiny of human rights in China's western region of Xinjiang by threatening to withhold Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines destined for Ukraine unless it did so, diplomats told The Associated Press.

White House confirms it plans to evacuate 18,000 Afghans who worked with the U.S. in Afghanistancbsnews24 June 2021 (LINK)

Apple Daily: Hong Kong bids emotional farewell to pro-democracy paperbbc24 June 2021 (LINK)

Giuliani's Law License Suspendedpoliticalwire24 June 2021 (LINK)

John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cellbbc24 June 2021 (LINK)

Argentina reaches deal to avoid defaulting on debt repaymentfrance2423 June 2021 (LINK)

Brexit: EU citizens given 28-day deadline to apply to stay in UKbbc23 June 2021 (LINK)

Former Defense Department Employee Gets 23 Years In Prison For Exposing Classified Information To Hezbollahforbes23 June 2021 (LINK)

Antitrust and data privacy regulations are insufficient to manage BigFintechs' economic, social and environmental impacts, says a new UNDP/UNCDF studyforbes22 June 2021 (LINK)

"A new generation of regulatory policies, based on five proposed principles, is needed to create a foundation that will balance BigFintechs' commercial interests with sustainable development and public interests, particularly in developing countries, as well as the rest of the world."

Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gainsapnews22 June 2021 (LINK)

Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC parkapnews22 June 2021 (LINK)

Ranked: The top 10 countries that dump the most plastic into the oceaneuronews22 June 2021 (LINK)

Fifth presidential candidate detained in Nicaragua; 15 opposition leaders now detained in totalcnn21 June 2021 (LINK)

Ethiopians cast ballots in delayed election against backdrop of war and faminetheguardian21 June 2021 (LINK)

Libyan PD Forum to hold in-person meeting in Switzerland 28 June to 1 Julyground.news21 June 2021 (LINK)

CERN lays first stone of Science Gatewaycern21 June 2021 (LINK)

Making the UN More Relevant Is Within Our Reachpassblue21 June 2021 (LINK)

UN blasts world leaders for failing to seal £72bn-a-year deal on climatetheguardian20 June 2021 (LINK)

Swiss court jails Liberian commander for 20 years in war crimes case court jails Liberian commander in war crimes caselineswissinfo18 June 2021 (LINK)

"No mitigating circumstances were taken into account in the sentencing. A deportation from Switzerland was also ordered for a period of 15 years," the said. Kosiah was also ordered to pay compensation to seven plaintiffs. Human Rights Watch called the sentencing a "landmark".

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah, Alieu Kosiah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

Secretary-General's Oath of Office [trilingual, as delivered]un18 June 2021 (LINK)

'Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years': scientists on the scorching US heatwavetheguardian18 June 2021 (LINK)

Apple Daily editors arrested under Hong Kong security lawapnews17 June 2021 (LINK)

Aid reform's new leader: A Q&A with Jan Egelandthenewhumanitarian17 June 2021 (LINK)

Switzerland is at the top again: no country is as competitiveblick17 June 2021 (LINK)

This is the second time since 2017 that Switzerland has taken 1st place. "Social cohesion, a low level of public debt and a world-class infrastructure have catapulted Switzerland to 1st place."

Switzerland doesn't make it into the top 10 for the cleanest air in Europesda /msn17 June 2021 (LINK)

"Sweden's Umea and Tampere in Finland have the cleanest air in Europe, according to the EU Environment Agency (EEA). Zurich ranks 54th out of 323 in terms of fine dust pollution, Basel 95th.Lugano only made it into the midfield (161st place). [...] The bottom of the ranking[s] are in Poland and northern Italy." (No figures given for Geneva)

What Now, António?passblue16 June 2021 (LINK)

US-EU agree ceasefire in long-running trade war over aircraft subsidiestheguardian16 June 2021 (LINK)

Duflo offers pathways to a better future, lessons from COVID-19 crisisunctad16 June 2021 (LINK)

Coronavirus pandemic recovery efforts should provide comprehensive social protection, fight climate change and ensure vaccines reach the poorest people quickly.

Switzerland's leftwing gadfly Jean Ziegler, 87, on the Biden-Putin meetingbund / msn16 June 2021 (LINK)

U.S. judge orders resumption in federal drilling auctions in setback for Bidenreuters16 June 2021 (LINK)

Swiss Prix Caritas goes to climatologist Thomas Stockersource16 June 2021 (LINK to French text)

Garland overturns two Trump-era rules that made it hard for immigrants to win asylumnbcnews16 June 2021 (LINK)

UNECE Task Force will advance internationally comparable measurement of the circular economyunece16 June 2021 (LINK)

UN official accuses Eritrean forces of deliberately starving Tigrayreuters15 June 2021 (LINK)

Taming the Seas: Empires of Fishing, Colonization and Ecological Collapse in the Western Pacificapjjf15 June 2021 (LINK)

Switzerland: Solitary confinement of Brian K. violates Convention against Torture, UN expert saysohchr14 June 2021 (LINK)

Reactions to the defeat of the CO2 initiative in Switzerlandmsn / (machine translation)14 June 2021 (LINK)

"It will now hardly be possible to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as planned."

Taiwan says will be 'force for good' after unprecedented G7 supportreuters14 June 2021 (LINK)

Swiss pesticide and drinking water initiatives voted downswiss news agency / msn (machine translation)13 June 2021 (LINK)

"60.7% of the voters or just under 1,967,000 said no to the drinking water initiative, around 1,276,400 agreed. The pesticide initiative was rejected by 60.6% or around 1,965,000 voters, while 1,279,900 voted yes. The voter turnout was around 59%. Almost all cantons rejected the initiatives, most clearly Valais with 78% no to the drinking water initiative and 77% to the pesticide initiative."

Israeli coalition ousts Netanyahu as prime minister after 12 yearstheguardian13 June 2021 (LINK)

Four Afghans get 10-year jail terms for Greek migrant camp firefrance2412 June 2021 (LINK)

The defendants claim they were targeted by the witness, an ethnic Pashtun, as all six are Hazara, a persecuted minority in Afghanistan.

Rebeca Grynspan appointed as UNCTAD's secretary-generalunctad11 June 2021 (LINK)

"The Costa Rican economist and former vice president of the Central American nation becomes the first woman to be appointed secretary-general of the UN's trade and development body."

UN decries Myanmar 'catastrophe' as Aung San Suu Kyi's trial loomstheguardian11 June 2021 (LINK)

As Big Pharma Stock Soars, Third FDA Adviser Resigns Over Approval of Alzheimer's Drugcommondreams11 June 2021 (LINK)

Iran regains U.N. vote after U.S. enables U.N. paymentreuters11 June 2021 (LINK)

Biden returns $2 billion in funds Trump had diverted from Pentagon to use for border wallcbsnews11 June 2021 (LINK)

U.N. expert urges UAE to release five human rights activistsreuters11 June 2021 (LINK)

International Geneva, a hub for environmental governance?genevasolutions15 June 2021 (LINK)

Olympics: 'Sport has a responsibility to do no harm'swissinfo10 June 2021 (LINK)

Olympic gold medallist and CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights Mary Harvey defends athletes' right to speak out on issues they care about and says this represents a huge opportunity to advance human rights.

Child labour on the rise for the first time since 2000: UNaljazeera10 June 2021 (LINK)

Biden revokes, replaces Trump executive orders on Chinese-owned appsaxios9 June 2021 (LINK)

New ways of working call for new ways to measure work: UNECE-led statisticians investigateunece9 June 2021 (LINK)

UN expert urges Turkey: Stop mis-using the law to detain human rights defendersohchr9 June 2021 (LINK)

Red Cross to provide emergency support to hundreds of thousands in Myanmaraljazeera8 June 2021 (LINK)

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid U.S. Income Taxpropublica (26 min)8 June 2021 (LINK)

The 25 richests paid 3.4% federal income tax, compared to an 14% average for U.S. taxpayers.

Secretary-General Welcomes Security Council's Recommendation That He Serve Second Termun8 June 2021 (LINK)

"The council's decision concluded an uncompetitive and largely opaque process in which it did not seriously consider any other candidates for a position held by nine men over 75 years," said a Human Rights Watch press release. "Since taking office in January 2017, Guterres has rarely criticized or called for accountability by specific governments or their leaders. He adopted a non-confrontational approach toward US President Donald Trump's efforts to sideline human rights by undermining multilateral organizations like the UN and embracing authoritarian leaders."

Long Working Hours Are Linked to Increased Risk of Death, a UN Report Findspassblue7 June 2021 (LINK)

New audio of 2019 phone call reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate baseless Biden conspiraciescnn8 June 2021 (LINK)

Afghan policewomen abuse: US and EU urge inquirybbc7 June 2021 (LINK)

Apple pays out millions in compensation to student after iPhone repair facility shared her explicit personal images online9to5mac7 June 2021 (LINK)

EPFL architecture students explore outdoor spaces in Geneva Cantonepfl7 June 2021 (LINK)

Throughout the summer, architectural works by first-year students at EPFL's ALICE studio will be on display at four sites in Geneva Canton: Genthod, Aigues-Vertes, Vernier and Onex. Visitors will be able to view the students' work through a series of events, all in compliance with public health and safety measures. Available on YouTube

Biden Moves To Restore Endangered Species Protections Eroded By Trumpap / huffpost5 June 2021 (LINK)

US to stop seizing reporters' records in leak investigationsbbc5 June 2021 (LINK)

Trump and the 2020 election (contd)heathercoxrichardson2 June 2021 (LINK)

The onslaught on democracy — and how to fight it, using Myanmar as an examplemoderndiplomacy.eu5 June 2021 (LINK)

"Over the past decade, the number of liberal democracies has shrunk from 41 to 32. Today, 34 percent of the global population lives in 25 countries moving in the direction of autocracy. By contrast, only 16 countries are undergoing a process of democratization, representing just 4 percent of the global population"

How to reimagine our cities as hubs for biodiversity, conservation and climate resilienceweforum5 June 2021 (LINK)

"Singapore has applied nature-based solutions to achieve climate, ecological and social resilience with innovative modern technology."

The blog from former President Trump — originally touted as his own social media 'platform' — generated engagement roughly on par with the top posts from mid-market U.S. local newspapersaxios4 June 2021 (LINK)

External Audit flags massive problems in WHO procurement practicesthegenevaobserver3 June 2021 (LINK)

Medium boss stamps down on internal dissenttechcrunch3 June 2021 (LINK)

Danish parliament approves law to deport asylum seekersaljazeera3 June 2021 (LINK)

Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo To Deliver UNCTAD's major public lecture online on 15 June: good economics for hard times unctad2 June 2021— (LINK)

Environmental disaster feared as ship sinks off Sri Lankaapnews2 June 2021 (LINK)

EU agrees new tax transparency rules for multinationalsbusinesstimes2 June 2021 (LINK)

Carbon dioxide in the air at highest level since measurements beganreuters1 June 2021 (LINK)

Nike and others back Naomi Osaka after she withdraws from French Opencnn1 June 2021 (LINK)

Interior Department Halts Oil Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refugeafp / nationalmemo1 June 2021 (LINK)

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