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World Environment Day

5 June

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ONU Info Genève - Giordano Segneri

Africa has become the global epicenter of violent extremism, concludes a recent @UNDP report. Giordano Segneri speaks to our French-language podcast to explain the reasons for this worrying development.

Geneva Witness - Plastic Soup Surfer

Merijn Tinga @Plastic Soup Surfer, the surfing activist, sails his way through plastic from coast to coast to raise awareness of the dangers our marine environments face.

Urgent support needed for Chad, as arrivals from Sudan top 100,000: UNHCR

The head of the UN refugee agency UNHCR, is calling on the international community to urgently increase support for new arrivals crossing the border from Sudan.

UN in Bangladesh decries devastating new round of rations cuts for Rohingya refugees

The UN in Bangladesh on Thursday condemned a second cut in food rations for Rohingya refugees who are sheltering in the country, after a funding shortfall of $56 million compelled the World Food Programme (WFP) to enforce the cuts.

Happening at UN Geneva

Conference on Disarmament

2nd public plenary session, 15 May-30 June, Council Chamber, UN Geneva

The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, will hold the second public plenary from 15 May to 30 June.

Finland (15 to 26 May), France (29 May to 23 June), and Germany (26 to 30 June) will successively chair the Conference.

Annual Conference of the International Labour Organization

111th session, 5–16 June, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The International Labour Organization will hold its 111th annual Conference in Geneva from 5 to 16 June. Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 187 Member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including: a just transition towards sustainable and inclusive economies, quality apprenticeships, and labour protection.