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UN Weekly Ep. 2: Net-zero, lowered flags, and the enduring power of tea - 27.05.24

On this week's show, Conor is joined by UN News colleague Heyi Zou and China Global TV reporter Dezhi Zhou, for an animated discussion about the lowering of UN flags, China's role in the transition to a net-zero economy.

Geneva Press Briefing: OHCHR, WHO, UNHCR, WMO - 24.05.24

🎦 The UN Human Rights agency on Myanmar and Ukraine, 🎦 WHO on Sudan, 🎦 the UN agency for Refugees on Brazil, and the World Meteorological Organization's prediction of a very active North hurricane season.

Gaza: Rafah aid situation increasingly desperate, UN teams warn - 22.05.24

Hostilities across Gaza reportedly continued on Wednesday, fuelling already alarming aid access problems and dire food insecurity as the main entrance routes for relief convoys remained closed or too dangerous to access, UN aid workers warned.

Geneva Press Briefing: UNCTAD, UNECE, UNHCR, WHO - 21.05.24

🎦 The UN Agency for Refugees on growing humanitarian needs around Kharkiv, Ukraine, 🎦 WHO's update on the health situation in Ukraine , 🎦 the Economic Commission for Europe on the digitalization of trade and maritime transport

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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

88th session - 13 to 31 May 2024

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women's rights from around the world.

The CEDAW treaty is a tool that helps women around the world to bring about change in their daily life. In countries that have ratified the treaty, CEDAW has proved invaluable in opposing the effects of discrimination, which include violence, poverty, and lack of legal protections, along with the denial of inheritance, property rights, and access to credit.