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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - Child labour in Cambodia, Tokyo Games and COVID-19 latest in Africa

In today’s show, solutions to child labour in Cambodia where one teenager has a dream; over in Tokyo, UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wishes the Olympic Games well but reminds us COVID-19 is racing ahead, particularly in Africa; also in the news, the High Commissioner for Human Rights issues an alert about the apparently widespread use of spy software.

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Paralympics “need to be mainstreamed” and not overlooked

All Olympic athletes, both able and disabled, deserve recognition and widespread media coverage.

That’s according to Guozhong Zhang, formerly of the Chinese National Paralympic Committee and current officer for the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The Paralympic Games are due to get underway on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, two weeks after the Olympic Games ended, but there has been a significant drop in funding for the event.