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SPOTLIGHT Bangladesh
Crackdown on bloggers, editors in Bangladesh
Human Rights Watch
As protests in Bangladesh sharpen along religious lines, the government is urged to not curtail free speech. (read more)

International Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
British government urged to provide details on surveillance technology exports
Privacy International

Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Somalia
Somali journalist, human rights lawyers killed in deadliest attack since 2011
ARTICLE 19

Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Venezuela
Safety of journalists at risk in Venezuelan post-election clashes
Reporters Without Borders
Español

Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Russia
Criminal prosecution of Russian artists casts chill on expression
Index on Censorship

Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Syria
Latest threat to journalists covering Syria: Identity fraud
International Press Institute

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UN News: Landmark G7 Agreement Pledges 870 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Half By End-2021

A senior UN official welcomed on Sunday, the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations’ commitment to immediately share at least 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, supporting global access and helping to end the acute phase of the pandemic... More>>



OECD: G20 GDP Returns To Pre-pandemic Level In The First Quarter Of 2021, But With Large Differences Across Countries

Gross domestic product (GDP) of the G20 area returned to pre-pandemic level in the first quarter of 2021, growing by 0.8% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. However, this figure conceals large differences across countries... More>>

Myanmar: ‘Mass Deaths’ Alert As 100,000 Flee Junta’s Heavy Weapons

In Myanmar, international action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” there, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs”, a top independent UN rights expert has warned... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


COP26: Progress Made As May-June UN Climate Change Session Closes

The May-June Climate Change Session, the first to have been held virtually to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held at the end of the year in Glasgow, Scotland, closed today... More>>

UNFCCC: Halving Emissions By 2030 Is New Normal - Race To Zero Anniversary
Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign... More>>


UN: Tackling Biodiversity & Climate Crises Together And Their Combined Social Impacts

Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the world... More>>