In Brief

A record 59.1 million people were internally displaced in 2021 mainly by disasters, up 4 million from 2020, IDMC reports.

The U.N. human rights office recorded 7,964 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 3,778 killed, 4,186 injured. Actual figures are likely higher.

The U.N. General Assembly voted to replace Russia with the Czech Republic on the 47-member Human Rights Council.

The G-7 committed to “phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil” after a video meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Russia’s Putin will attend this year’s G-20 Bali summit, Indonesia’s president said. Ukraine’s Zelenskyy also is invited.


The International Labor Organization elected Togo’s Gilbert F. Houngbo to serve as its next director-general starting in October.

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