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50 Leading Companies for Women in the Asia-Pacific

Friday, 6 March 2015, 4:58 pm | APEC

In a small tin roof house in the Philippines, a group of women use crochet needles to sew recycled plastic bags into colorful fashion purses. The purses, designed by an artist, end up on the shelves of upmarket ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle in downtown ... More >>

Press Availability with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:13 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Riyadh Air Base Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 5, 2015 More >>

Facebook Q&A on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:11 pm | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State to Host Facebook Q&A for Press, Public on Combating Wildlife Trafficking More >>

45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

All countries share responsibility to confront nuclear proliferation. All countries benefit if nuclear weapons do not spread to additional countries. All countries also profit when there is smart, continuous action in the direction of nuclear disarmament. ... More >>

Update on Ambassador Mark Lippert

Friday, 6 March 2015, 1:05 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 5, 2015 More >>

AFP ‘will never be able to explain itself’

Friday, 6 March 2015, 12:15 pm | Echno Net Daily

Mick Keelty was the Australian Federal Police Commissioner in 2005 when the Bali Nine were arrested after the AFP tipped Indonesian authorities off, without any authorisation from the Australian government. Photo Wikipedia More >>

Top 8 issues emerge at Pacific Business Registries Workshop

Friday, 6 March 2015, 12:00 pm | ADB

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – The 4th Pacific Business Registries Workshop , a two-day event co-hosted by ADB and the New Zealand Companies Office (NZCO), was held earlier this week in Sydney and over the course of discussions among experts and officials from ... More >>

NZ 'breached our trust' over spying, says Tongan PM

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:17 am | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald/Television New Zealand/Pacific Media Watch): Leaders of Pacific nations are beginning to speak out about claims New Zealand has been keeping too close an eye on their people and one prime minister has called the move a breach ... More >>

NZ: Criticism over Indonesian foreign minister visit

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 3:24 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Many support ECREA petition backing justice for West Papua

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 3:22 pm | Pacific Media Centre More >>

Disband the Police Force ULMWP Seminar in Jayapura

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 3:18 pm | Majalah Selangkah

Jayapura, STEP MAGAZINE - Indonesian National Police (INP) in Jayapura, Papua forcibly day seminar organized by the committee as the first agenda United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in hall 1 Waena Dormitory Housing Timika, Jayapura, Papua, ... More >>

Sukhoi to escort "Bali Nine" members` relocation

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 3:07 pm | Antara News

Kupang (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Military will deploy a Sukhoi jet fighter squadron to escort the relocation of two "Bali Nine" narcotic criminals Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan from Bali to Nusakambangan prison in Cilacap, Central Java. More >>

Lowland organic farms key to preserving Savaii’s highlands

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:26 pm | Women in Business Development

Eight villages gathered recently to learn about preserving Savaii’s highlands and organic farming in Samoa. More >>

Central Africa urged to improve macroeconomic convergence

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:25 pm | African Press Organisation

The call was made at the close of an ad hoc expert group meeting organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Congo More >>

Venezuelans Opposed to U.S. Intervention

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:23 pm | COHA Staff

By: Larry Birns, Director of COHA, and COHA Senior Research Fellow Frederick B. Mills, Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University More >>

African Ministries gather to address power sector

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:21 pm | African Press Organisation

Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda Ministries gather to address power sector and shape regional infrastructure planning More >>

New ‘Enigma’ Moth Helps Crack Evolution’s Code

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:19 pm | CSIRO

It is less than 10mm long, but the aptly named ‘enigma’ moth recently discovered on Kangaroo Island in South Australia is causing quite a stir. More >>

Date Set by Korea to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:17 pm | Cruelty Free International

Cruelty Free International has welcomed the imminent launch of a Korean Bill, with official support, to end all testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals by 2017. This follows extensive negotiations by Cruelty Free International with Ministerial ... More >>

ICD wins multiple accolades at the IFN Deals of the Year

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:15 pm | African Press Organisation

Islamic Finance: ICD wins multiple accolades at the industry-leading IFN Deals of the Year 2014 Awards More >>

A decade of civil disobedience in my West Bank village

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:11 pm | International Solidarity Movement

On February 20, 2005, we, residents of the West Bank Palestinian village of Bil’in, set forth, accompanied by supporters from around the world, and marched to the west side of the village. Israeli army bulldozers had begun uprooting olive trees there ... More >>

Here's What Will Send Oil Prices Back Up Again

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:09 pm |

Oil's rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are ... More >>

Meeting with Secretary General of League of Arab States

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:06 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

On Monday, 02 March 2015, Raji Sourani, Chairman of the Arab Organization for Human Rights and Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), met with Dr. Nabil al-'Arabi, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and his assistant ... More >>

Actions Globally Call on Brazil to Reject GMO Trees

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:04 pm | Stop GE Trees Campaign

Activists in New York take action in the Brazilian Consulate New York (4 March 2015) - Organizations took action yesterday at Brazilian Consulates and Embassies on four continents as part of the Emergency Global Day of Action to STOP Genetically Engineered ... More >>

Ripples from Pacific fisheries forums to be felt globally

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 4:08 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea - The future management of one of the world’s most significant fisheries which spans more than 30 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean will be under review at back-to-back forums over the next week at the headquarters of the Secretariat ... More >>

Launch of New WHO Campaign

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 4:05 pm | WHO

(Rockville, MD- March 3, 2015) Today is International Ear Care Day, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is using the occasion to applaud and promote the launch of Make Listening Safe, a new campaign by the World Health Organization ... More >>

European privacy reform is broken badly

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:57 pm | Access

Brussels, Belgium — New leaked documents show that European Union Member States, led by Germany, are systematically working to destroy the fabric of European privacy legislation. Under the current proposals, far from being provided with security fit ... More >>

Government trained to use disaster risk maps

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:55 pm | UNDP

Wednesday 4 March 2015 (Solomon Islands) – To help the Solomon Islands Government make well-informed decisions about disaster risk management, decision-makers are receiving tailored training on how to access, use and create risk maps. More >>

Actions Globally Call on Brazil to Reject GMO Trees

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:49 pm | Stop GE Trees Campaign

New York (3 March 2015) – Organizations on four continents took action today at Brazilian consulates and embassies as part of the Emergency Global Day of Action to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees. The groups are demanding the government of ... More >>

Pathway to greater climate action

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:44 pm | UNDP

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable ... More >>

UN Women and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:39 pm | UN News

Representatives from UN Women, regional organisations and civil society gathered in Suva on Monday March 2 to highlight Pacific participation at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59), to be held in New York next week. More >>

Feeding the world through advancements in e-Agriculture

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:36 pm | FAO

3 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand – Guidelines to improve the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agriculture – gains which could bring innovation in agricultural technology, ensure more efficient food production, mitigate ... More >>

Russian Restaurant feeds captive bears a diet of junk food

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:27 am | World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection, the world’s largest animal protection NGO, has stepped in to respond to a desperate appeal to save two bears kept in horrific conditions at a restaurant in Russia. More >>

Death toll in eastern Ukraine crosses 6,000

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 4:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Death toll in eastern Ukraine crosses 6,000, Zeid says, as UN releases new report More >>

Amnesty International Report 2014/15

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:56 pm | Amnesty International

Republic of Indonesia Head of state and government: Joko Widodo (replaced Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in October) More >>

FIJI: MIDA rules against Fiji Sun over 'antagonistic' report

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:51 pm | Pacific Media Centre More >>

FIJI: Yabaki calls for social media promotion of tolerance

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:49 pm | Pacific Media Centre More >>

28th session of the Human Rights Council

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:44 pm | Maina Kiai

Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai in Geneva next week for events surrounding 28th session of the Human Rights Council More >>

Secretary Kerry on South Sudan Negotiations

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:41 pm | U.S. Department of State

The warring parties in South Sudan must seize the current and final round of negotiations to deliver a sustainable peace. We are well past the point where enough is enough. Leaders must put the interests of their people above their own. The violence must ... More >>

The United States Congratulates Lesotho on Peaceful Election

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:39 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States congratulates the people of Lesotho for participating peacefully in Lesotho’s snap parliamentary election on February 28. More >>

U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:38 pm | U.S. Department of State

On February 25 and 26, in Washington, DC, senior officials of the United States and the Republic of Djibouti Governments met to launch the inaugural U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum, a key outcome of the historic May 5, 2014, White House meeting between U.S. ... More >>

Medicine affordability, public health at risk in TPP

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:22 pm | Public Health Association of Australia

A report released today by a large team of academics and non-government health organisations reveals that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) poses risks to the health of Australians in areas such as provision of affordable medicines, tobacco and alcohol ... More >>

Telephone threats linked to national park expansion

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:18 pm | WWF

Sofia/Bulgaria - A person claiming to have a contract to develop new pistes in Bansko ski zone in Pirin National Park has made a series of personal telephone threats to opponents of the proposal from the coalition of environmental organizations and civil ... More >>

World Wildlife Day: Tribespeople denounce persecution

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:15 pm | Survival International

To mark World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Survival International , the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, exposes abuses faced by tribal peoples in the name of wildlife “conservation.” More >>

Science Envoy Travels to Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:46 pm | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Geraldine Richmond will return to Southeast Asia March 2-14 in support of President Obama’s initiative to strengthen the United States’ science and education relationships overseas. This is Dr. Richmond’s second trip to Southeast ... More >>

Seeking justice for peace in eastern Ukraine

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:44 pm | UNDP

Kiev, Ukraine – To better respond to the growing need to record human rights violations in the east of Ukraine, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting a number of civic human rights monitors and investigators to ensure that human rights are ... More >>

Trafficking in persons in Malaysia

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:42 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / KUALA LUMPUR (2 March 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro urged* the Malaysian Government to improve the prevention of trafficking in persons and the protection of human rights of its victims at the end ... More >>

AAA Adds Its Voice on the Cultural Destruction in Iraq

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:40 pm | American Anthropological Association

The American Anthropological Association strongly endorses the Joint Statement on Cultural Destruction in Iraq released February 27 by the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Society for American Archaeology ... More >>

Statement on the Occasion of Bulgaria's National Day

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:36 pm | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bulgaria on your National Day. More >>

Dr. Ashrawi: On hate crimes against Palestinians

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:33 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: “Such hate crimes constitute a deliberate attack on all Palestinians, whether Muslim or Christian” More >>

Democratic Iran a Prerequisite for Defeating Fundamentalism

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:28 pm | British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

On Wednesday, February 25, cross party MPs and Iran experts discussed the roots and solutions to the new global threat Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in a joint conference by the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) and International ... More >>

Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:25 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 25 February 2015 (ITUC OnLine): A breakthrough has been made at the International Labour Organization following two years during which employers at the International Labour Organization brought the UN body’s global supervisory system to a standstill, ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN report on torture in detention

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:24 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Afghanistan: UN report on torture in detention shows some progress, calls for more effective measures More >>

Cuban Foreign Minister's Human Rights Council statement

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:13 am | Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand

Statement by the H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the High Level Segment of the Twenty Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, Switzerland, March 2, 2015. More >>

Threats & harassment against EZLN El Rosario support bases

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:35 am | Centro de Derechos Humanos

The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Centre (Frayba,) has information on the serious situation of threats and attacks by the "Pojcol Group" against the Support Bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (BAEZLN) in the Community of El ... More >>

Israel against Hizbollah: Between Overt and Covert Warfare

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:32 am | INSS Insight

Israel against Hizbollah: Between Overt and Covert Warfare INSS Insight No. 668, March 2, 2015 David Siman-Tov , Yoram Schweitzer ABSTRACT : The violent battle between Israel and Hizbollah in Lebanon and Syria, and perhaps even outside the Middle East, ... More >>

Sutherland and Bigelow - Admit that torture does not work

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:12 am | War Is A Crime

The popularity and acceptability of torture have soared in the United States and around the world. This is not simply because the United States has tortured. The U.S. government, many of its policies, its wars, and key torture supporters have ... More >>

Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand Newsletter - 1st March 2015

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 9:36 pm | Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand

The historic meetings between the US and Cuba continue and we bring you news in detail of proceedings from both sides with encouragement from former chief of the US interest section in Wayne Smith who said he was hoping for a ‘direct dialogue,’ with old ... More >>

Solomon Islands Trade Policy Framework Endorsed

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 8:04 pm | Pacific Islands Forum

28 February 2015 Solomon Islands Trade Policy Framework Endorsed by the National Trade and Development Council More >>

Strategy to Save Northern White Rhino

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 12:59 pm | San Diego Zoo

Strategy to Save Northern White Rhino Is Launched New Genetic Technologies Offer Hope for Species More >>

Dr. Ashrawi conducts separate meetings with American Consul

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 12:57 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi conducts separate meetings with American Consul General Michael Ratney and French Consul General Hervé Magro More >>


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