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Efforts to end illicit financial flows

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:47 pm | UNHCHR

Efforts to end illicit financial flows to be examined by UN Independent Expert during visit to Switzerland More >>

Right to health in Armenia: UN expert to make first visit

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:46 pm | UNHCHR

YEREVAN / GENEVA (20 September 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras, will visit Armenia from 25 September to 5 October 2017, to assess to what extent people’s right to health is being realized. “The ... More >>

INDONESIA: Stop persecution against human rights activists

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:44 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the attacks against the right to freedom of expression, opinion and peaceful assembly that have occurred frequently over the past year in Indonesia. These have occurred despite constitutional and legal ... More >>

The Asian Charter for Human Rights

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:43 pm | AHRC

WORLD: How should the work on the Asian Charter for Human Rights be carried forward? by Basil Fernando The following is a presentation made at a workshop organized by the Asian Human Rights Commission and the May 18th Foundation (14-16th September ... More >>

Brexiting Hard: Boris Johnson Goes to War

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:35 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Times was none too pleased, riled and concerned. Contributors to The Spectator were wondering whether an imminent implosion was about to take place. Who would profit from this act of suicide, this ritual of Tory party cannibalism? The Labour leader, ... More >>

Pacific governments commit to advance early childhood devpt

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 7:42 pm | UNICEF

Pacific governments commit to advance early childhood development to provide the best start to life for all children NADI, 21 September 2017 – For the first time in the Pacific region, government officials, including Ministers of Education and ... More >>

JFA condemns scribe’s murder in Tripura

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 5:02 pm | Journalists Forum Assam

Guwahati: Expressing shock at the brutal murder of a young television scribe in Tripura, the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) demands a high level probe into the incident and urges the Manik Sarkar led Left government at Agartala to book the culprits under ... More >>

Oxfam assessing damage from second earthquake in Mexico

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:27 pm | Oxfam

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, killing more than 200 people in the country, most of them in and near Mexico City. According to media reports and Oxfam staff in Mexico, more than 700 people were injured in Mexico City alone. ... More >>

New Zealand and Australia unite for Right to Know

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:24 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

21 September 2017 - New Zealand’s Office of the Ombudsman and Australia’s Information Access Commissioners will mark International Right to Know Day on 28 September with live-streamed panel discussions from both countries. More >>

Mexican Earthquake

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:17 pm | NPH New Zealand

Just as our NPH team delivers much needed supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Irma, our hearts break once again. More >>

ASCC Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members for Fall 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:58 pm | ASCC

The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held its fall 2017 induction ceremony this past Thursday, September 14th, to induct 16 new members. As is traditional, ... More >>

Asean 50th Anniversary To Be Celebrated In Style

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:04 am | ASEAN

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the organisation of the ten Southeast Asian nations known as ASEAN. ASEAN’s achievements since its formation with 6 member states in 1967 have been notable for the maintenance of peace in the region, steady, ... More >>

South Korean Demands US THAAD Weapons Be Kept Out of Korea

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:55 am | David Swanson

Cho Young-sam self-immolated himself yesterday, leaving behind a plea for NO THAAD in South Korea: More >>

Report Highlights Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:52 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (20 September 2017) - A major new UN report warns that a growing number of human rights defenders around the world are facing reprisals for cooperating with the UN on human rights. More >>

Amazonian Marches to Demand Indigenous Rights & Protections

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:46 am | Amazon Watch

Indigenous people in nine Amazonian countries will march on September 22nd to demand that their governments and the international community protect their territories and their lives More >>

West Papua: Five facts about Indonesia’s occupation

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:55 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The Indonesian president, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret: its brutal 50-year war in its easternmost provinces. Here are five things you should know about Indonesian rule in West Papua: More >>

Parties Have Important Role to Play in Democratic Societies

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:45 am | UNDP

19 September 2017, Momi Bay, Fiji — The success of a democracy is measured in the everyday interactions between political institutions and the citizens they represent. Therefore, the participation of citizens in political parties offers unique opportunities ... More >>


Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 19 September 2017 Subject: Yemen More >>

Israel's chief stooge at Westminster shames us again

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:23 am | Redress Information

Israel's chief stooge at Westminster shames us again | How Netanyahu’s son became the poster boy for white supremacists More >>

Dealing with trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 6:26 pm | World Health Organisation

Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness MANILA | 19 September 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic ... More >>

Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:48 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

2017 is shaping up to be a devastating year due to environment-related disasters. From severe monsoon rains in South Asia, to Mexico’s record-breaking 8.1 magnitude earthquake, to the recent destruction of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, events ... More >>

Declaration on Climate Change in preparation for COP 23

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:49 pm | Pacific Climate Warriors weary from waiting for the world to take the necessary action to address climate change, have decided to take matters into their own hands ahead of this year’s climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. More >>

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:47 pm | David Swanson

By David Swanson More >>

District Commander Receives International Excellence Award

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:42 am | NZ Police

Auckland City District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus was last night awarded the Most Outstanding Female Investigator award by the Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP). More >>

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Mahmoud Abbas' Message to UN & Trump

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:09 am | Palestine Liberation Organisation

Abbas' Message to the UN, and to Trump: Recognize Palestine. End Our People's Captivity More >>

Scientists Warn Forest Loss May Lead to More Hurricanes

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:03 am | CIFOR

Bogor (Indonesia), September 18, 2017 - According to emerging theories, the world’s standing forests may be protecting continents against cyclonic storms, such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones. But as these forests disappear, scientists anticipate more ... More >>

Dr Hanan Ashrawi Meets British MP Clive Lewis & Delegation

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:59 am | Palestine Liberation Organisation

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi today met with a visiting delegation headed by British Parliamentarian Clive Lewis at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah and welcomed them to Palestine. More >>

NEPAD’s 5% Initiative for Financing African Infrastructure

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:39 am | NEPAD

NEW YORK, United States of America, September 18, 2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) ( ) - African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the ... More >>

A Call to End the Violence Against the Rohingya Community

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:31 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

A statement calling to end the violence committed against the Rohingya community in Myanmar, and urging the Government of Myanmar to recognise the human rights of the Rohingya people. More >>

Sri Lanka: Time to Bring Cultural Rights into the Discourse

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:25 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka: Time to bring cultural rights in to the centre of human rights discourse More >>

Journalists’ Forum Assam Concerned about Cambodian Crackdown

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:13 am | Journalists Forum Assam

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) in northeast India expresses concern over the ongoing crackdown on newspaper & radios in Cambodia with an aim to silence the media ahead of next year’s general election. The recent shut down of an independent ... More >>

Regional Tourism Arrivals up 18.4% in June Quarter

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:08 am | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

19 September, 2017, Suva, FIJI – Tourist arrivals in the Pacific ACP and SPTO member countries increased by 18.4% in the second quarter of this year when compared to the first quarter. This increase is in line with the global momentum of tourism ... More >>

End in sight for India's notorious human safaris

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:20 pm | Survival International

End in sight for India's notorious human safaris September 18, 2017 Notorious “human safaris” in India’s Andaman Islands may soon stop, after the authorities announced that a new sea route around the islands will soon open. More >>

What is Behind Kim Jong-un’s Equilibrium Statement?

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:08 am | NZ DPRK Society

North Korea's "final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option[s]," said Kim Jong-un last week. More >>

PLO on 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 3:14 pm | PLO Executive Committee

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi marks the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre More >>

APEC: Statement on Enhancing SME Competitiveness

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 3:11 pm | APEC

Ministers Issue Statement on Enhancing SME Competitiveness and Innovation Issued by the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting More >>

PM Phuc to SME Ministers: Address Digital Divides

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 3:06 pm | APEC

Prime Minister Phuc to SME Ministers: Address Digital Divides Issued by the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 15 September 2017 – Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc opened a key policy meeting of ... More >>

Calls for new international standards on private military

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 3:03 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 September 2017) – A United Nations expert group has urged States to establish a comprehensive, legally binding instrument to regulate private military and security companies (PMSCs). More >>

UN Rapporteur rejects accusations of Russian influence

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 3:02 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 September 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has refuted allegations that extra-budgetary support from Russia influenced his report on the impact of sanctions on the country. More >>

Arrest of Egyptian lawyer Ebrahim Metwally

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 3:00 pm | UNHCHR

UN rights experts dismayed by arrest of Egyptian lawyer Ebrahim Metwally en route to meet them More >>

Disappearances in Gabon and Lithuania

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 2:59 pm | UNHCHR

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances issues findings on Gabon and Lithuania GENEVA (15 September 2017) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its findings on Gabon and Lithuania, which it reviewed during its latest session, ... More >>

Human rights at heart of development agenda

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 2:57 pm | UNHCHR

Governments and businesses must place human rights at heart of development agenda, UN experts stress More >>

Manning at Harvard: The Fears of Veritas

Friday, 15 September 2017, 7:38 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“I have an obligation to my conscience – and I believe to the country – to stand up against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information.” Michael Morrell, former Deputy Director, CIA, Sep 14, 2017 More >>

UN expert calls for democratization of the media

Friday, 15 September 2017, 7:29 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 September 2017) – Democracy and self-determination are crucial in preventing national, regional and international conflict, but are under attack from ‘fake news’, incomplete news and political correctness, says Alfred de Zayas, United ... More >>

WWF launches last-ditch effort to save wild sturgeons

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:49 pm | WWF

WWF launches last-ditch effort to save the world’s wild sturgeons Vienna, Austria – With most sturgeon species heading for extinction, WWF today announced a new global strategy to tackle the threats facing the world’s most endangered group ... More >>

Damaging Damages: Rebel Wilson’s Defamation Case

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:50 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is very little to be gained pondering whether celebrity journalism should be protected with the zeal that some of its advocates do. A person with the dirt-directed fanaticism of a Piers Morgan is not to be treasured and his court losses in defamation ... More >>

Myanmar Crisis Must be Resolved Peacefully

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:39 am | ITUC

Brussels, 14 September 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed grave concern over the fate of more than 300,000 stateless “Rohingya” people who have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh in the face of violent clashes between Myanmar security ... More >>

Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:15 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they ... More >>

Rohingya Genocide: Big Oil, Failed Democracy, False Prophets

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:49 am | Ramzy Baroud

To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition isolated Rangoon ... More >>

The Gathering to Abolish War

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:37 am | David Swanson

Sixteen years of endless wars, endless spending, endless killing, endless dying, endless environmental destruction, endless erosion of our rights, endless suppression of activism, endless militarization of police, endless promotion of bigotry and hatred, ... More >>

North Korea: UN Decision Should Open the Way for Diplomacy

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 12 September 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to impose further economic restrictions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests shows that a peaceful solution is not out of reach, with the major ... More >>

Chevron Trying to Bankrupt US Human Rights Lawyer

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:19 am | Fenton

Chevron Trying to Bankrupt U.S. Human Rights Lawyer Who Helped Indigenous Groups Win Historic Judgment In Ecuador More >>

Amazon Indians Plead for Global Assistance after “Massacre”

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:17 am | Survival International

September 13, 2017 - Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. More >>

SPREP Hosts Twenty-Eighth Meeting of Officials in Samoa

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:53 am | SPREP

Samoa is yet again the location of a Pacific regional event showcasing dedication from the island region to sustainability. More >>

India urged to act after murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:39 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (13 September 2017) – Three UN Special Rapporteurs have urged the Government of India to act decisively after the killing of Indian journalist and human rights defender Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead on 5 September outside her home in Bangalore. More >>

Steve Bannon’s Crystal Ball: A Split in the GOP

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:26 am | Binoy Kampmark

Rarely does the virus speak so formidably to the condition he is a product of. The soiling, devastating strategist Steve Bannon, despite exiting the Trump administration, remains within it (symbolically at least), moving about with effect and influence. ... More >>

Re: Jian Yang allegations

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:11 am | NZ China Friendship Society

Our relationship with China has been framed poorly by this country’s media, and this is just another example of it. More >>

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists the hardest hit

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:02 pm | Oxfam

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Oxfam and its Caribbean partner organisations are helping the most vulnerable people who have lost their homes and livelihoods to recover from the disaster, including ensuring access to clean water and basic ... More >>

China’s Ban on Fossil-Powered Cars Hides Hidden Motive

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:15 am | Dog And Lemon guide

China’s announcement that it will restrict the sales of petrol and diesel-powered cars is not all it seems, says the car review website . More >>

Energy Chaos in Australia: Closing the Liddell Power Station

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:17 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Australia is having an energy crisis. A country with such abundant resources is incapable it seems, of handling matters of reliable supply, either in terms of affordability, or in terms of delivery. The situation has been further muddied by the inability ... More >>

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