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No Action Taken to Save Pacific Bluefin

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 3:59 pm | Pew Charitable Trusts

The highly depleted population of Pacific bluefin tuna will get no reprieve after a meeting in Sapporo, Japan concluded without agreement on any new conservation measures. Decimated by nearly a century of overfishing, the population has fallen 96 percent ... More >>

Generous Kiwi legacies lifting lives in the Pacific

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 3:17 pm | Oxfam

Generous Kiwi legacies lifting lives in the Pacific Oxfam New Zealand has received gifts of over $200,000 in the last year from generous Kiwis who have left money in their wills to support poverty reduction programmes in the Pacific. Vera Metcalfe* ... More >>

Ocean Scientist Breaks Freediving Record

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 7:49 am | University of Miami

MIAMI – University of Miami Professor Claire Paris broke the USA Women’s National Freediving record in the freediving discipline of Dynamic No Fins with a three minutes and seven seconds swim of 128 meters (420 feet) on a single breath. She was competing ... More >>

Commemoration of World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit

Monday, 31 August 2015, 3:48 pm | HWPL

Chief justices of HWPL’s Peace Advisory Council and legal professionals to visit Korea for discussion on drafting an article in the international law for peace More >>

Call for global rules for immediate search of disappeared

Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:35 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Time is of the essence” – UN experts call for global rules for the immediate search of the disappeared More >>

Egypt: Guilty verdict against Al Jazeera journalists

Monday, 31 August 2015, 9:58 am | Amnesty International

The guilty verdicts handed down against Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are an affront to justice that sound the death knell for freedom of expression in Egypt, said Amnesty International. More >>

Peace deal ‘first step’ in resolving South Sudan crisis

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 11:38 am | UN News

Children at a protection of civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, run by the UN Mission, perform at a special cultural event in March 2015. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine More >>

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Sunday, 30 August 2015, 10:52 am | Al Jazeera

Following today’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: More >>

Australians call for action on imminent execution in Iran

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:15 pm | Iran Liberty

Mohammad Ali Taheri is a religious thinker in Iran who was sentenced to death on August 1, 2015, for “spreading corruption on earth” through his spiritual beliefs and teachings. More >>

Could we soon be wearing sustainable pearls?

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:50 am | MSC

In a world first, Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) have entered the Australia pearl oyster fishery to be assessed against the MSC’s standard for sustainable fishing. If the fishery achieves certification, this could influence the pearl industry ... More >>

Two people violently arrested at peaceful demonstration

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:36 am | International Solidarity Movement

On Friday the 28th of August 2015, two peaceful demonstrators were violently arrested and a child viciously attacked by Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian village Nabi Saleh in occupied Palestine. Every Friday the people of Nabi Saleh protest against ... More >>

Young woman risks 20 lashes for ‘indecent dressing’

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:30 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Young woman risks 20 lashes for ‘indecent dressing’ – UN experts urge Sudan to overturn “outrageous conviction” More >>

Australia’s first certified sustainable tuna coming soon

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:28 am | MSC

A family-run fishing business on the Sunshine Coast has become the first Australian tuna fishery to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing. More >>

Rise in interest for gold deliveries to customers’ homes

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:18 am | GoldMoney

As the global stock markets plummeted in reaction to China’s economic woes, online bullion dealer, GoldMoney, has reported a rise in interest from its customers for gold bars to be delivered to their homes. More >>

Einstein, Physics, Gold & The Formula To End Economic Decay

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:12 am | GoldCore

- Einstein, Physics, Gold and The Formula To End Economic Decay - Demand Surge and Shortages of Bullion as Stocks Fall Sharply - New 'Bullion Coin and Bar Premiums and Availability' - See Table - Gold Outperforms All Assets In August - See Table More >>

Interpol refuses Malaysian request for Red Notice

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:09 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Victory for civil society as Interpol refuses Malaysian request for Red Notice against Clare Brown More >>

Sir Anand Satyanand appointed international leadership role

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:05 am | Transparency International NZ

Former Governor General and respected jurist Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed as a member of Transparency International's global Advisory Council. Sir Anand's appointment was confirmed last week by Transparency International's Chair Jose Ugaz ... More >>

Statement On Operation Fortitude

Friday, 28 August 2015, 5:31 pm | State Of Victoria

The State Government was notified this month that Victoria Police would lead a joint-agency oper-ation this weekend in the CBD aimed at keeping Victorians safe. More >>

Victoria Police: 'Operation Fortitude' will not go ahead

Friday, 28 August 2015, 5:03 pm | Victoria Police

Victoria Police has made a decision not to go ahead with this weekend's Operation Fortitude. More >>

Over 250,000 people shape action plan to save the Internet

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:30 am | OpenMedia

August 27, 2015 – It's as if the entire city of London Ontario banded together to save the Internet. Shaped by more than 250,000 people and launching today, Canada's Digital Future is a crowd-sourced election platform packed with ideas from everyday ... More >>

Journalists further targeted in South Sudan

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Journalists further targeted in South Sudan – UN rights experts warn violence against the media is on the rise More >>

TPP Must Not Undermine North America’s Dairy Sector

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:16 am | Citizens Trade Campaign

Washington, DC — As international trade negotiators continue attempting to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), farm, labor and consumer groups from throughout the Pacific Rim are demanding that they not interfere with nations’ sovereign right ... More >>

Severe water shortages compound the misery in Syria

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:49 am | UNICEF

Amid the unremitting brutality of the war in Syria, and a scorching summer heat wave, there is increasing evidence that parties to the conflict are using water to achieve military and political gains. More >>

Conservation’s links to eugenics exposed

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 8:03 am | Survival International

On the 99th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service today, August 25, Survival International , the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, exposes the dark legacy of the U.S. conservation movement that led to the eviction of thousands of ... More >>

OpenMedia criticizes police push

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:57 am | OpenMedia

OpenMedia is extremely concerned by the proposal put forward by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police that would make it far easier for police to access Canadians’ online records without a warrant. The police proposal flies in the face of a landmark ... More >>

Millions of children still excluded from sanitation services

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 9:43 am | UNICEF NZ

World Water Week, 23-28 August, is an important milestone in which to celebrate successes made in accessing safe water, and to reinvigorate support to ensure these successes continue. More >>

Yemen: Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 11:07 am | UN News

Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end – UNICEF More >>

Changing habits/behaviours key to overcome vaccine hesitancy

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:57 am | UN News

Vaccine hesitancy can be caused by factors such as negative beliefs based on myths, misinformation. Fear of needles can be a factor for refusal. Photo: PAHO/WHO More >>

Burundi: Ban condemns assassination of senior army officer

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:50 am | UN News

Refugees from Burundi in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: OCHA/Naomi Frerotte United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who ... More >>

World Humanitarian Day

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:43 am | U.S. Department of State

Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others. More >>

Exploring U.S - Pacific Trade and Investment Opportunities

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:42 am | U.S. Department of State

Strengthening trade and investment capacity in Pacific Island nations for a more vibrant and robust economic partnership with the United States will be the focus of the “Pacific Islands-U.S. Regional Workshop on Trade, Investment, and Private ... More >>

Zed urges Pope for religious coalition to fight infidelity

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:24 am | Rajan Zed

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has given a call to the leaders of various religions and denominations to put up a joint fight against the reportedly staggering amount of infidelity in the world. More >>

Chile Considers Cannabis Decriminalization

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:54 am | COHA Staff

With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries decriminalizing marijuana. The initiative, which would grant Chileans the right to possess up to 10 grams of cannabis and grow up to six ... More >>

International prosecution of grand corruption in Malaysia

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:46 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Swiss federal prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against two "entities" of the Malaysian state fund 1MDB and "unknown" third parties, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland announced on Friday. The news was broken ... More >>

UN report reveals “endemic impunity” in Darfur

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (21 August 2015) – Serious human rights violations and abuses that occurred in Darfur in 2014, including killings and sexual violence, have largely gone uninvestigated and unpunished, according to a new report by the UN Human Rights Office. More >>

FAO: Saving soil

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:18 am | FAO

Saving soil – International conference calls for greater action to stop the degradation of soils so vital to food security and a stable environment More >>

Golden week for precious metals

Saturday, 22 August 2015, 10:11 am | GoldMoney

Precious metals have had a positive week and GoldMoney Dealing Manager, Kelly-Ann Kearsey said there’s been buying across the board, “We have seen an increase in both value and volume trading which is particularly unusual for this time of year. ... More >>

New Zealand firefighters to help combat US wildfires

Friday, 21 August 2015, 11:38 am | National Rural Fire Authority

New Zealand firefighters to help combat US wildfires 21 August 2015 Fifteen firefighters from the country’s rural fire authorities will fly to the United States this weekend to help contain fires raging in four states of the country’s west and north. National ... More >>

Swiss bank UBS searched in Malaysian money-laundering case

Friday, 21 August 2015, 8:21 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Prosecutors barred from using bank’s internal memorandum on business ties with Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman – Swiss Federal Court to decide on appeal over admittance of evidence More >>

Prison sentencing of rights defenders in Azerbaijan

Friday, 21 August 2015, 7:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (20 August 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today condemned the recent prison sentencing of prominent Azerbaijani human rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus as “manifestly politically motivated and representative of ... More >>

Antarctic krill fishery achieves MSC certification

Friday, 21 August 2015, 7:54 am | MSC

The Norwegian Olympic Seafood Antarctic krill fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing . Following the rigorous, third-party assessment, krill products from this fishery can now carry ... More >>

Media Forum in SA: media undertakes duty in this generation

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 5:08 pm | HWPL

“Reporting the news of peace with speed and accuracy is the key to realizing world peace" More >>

Freeport worried about uncertainty over contract extension

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 7:53 am | Antara News

Timika, Papua (ANTAR News) - President Director of PT Freeport Indonesia Maroef Sjamsoeddin said the U.S. mining giant was worried by uncertainty over extension of its contract. More >>

Israeli forces demolish homes in Wadi Joz

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 7:46 am | International Solidarity Movement

Nureddin Amro sitting on the rubble of his home, which was demolished on March 31st this year (photo credit The Washington Post) More >>

Red Cross Provides Assistance to Flood-Stricken Myanmar

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 3:33 pm | NZ Red Cross

An emergency appeal to support flood-hit communities in Myanmar has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). More >>

Tongan youth add voices to Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 9:47 am | UNDP

Over 100 youth from around Nuku’alofa, gathered on August 12 to celebrate International Youth Day in the country’s capital with a day-long activities, including panel discussions on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), art activities, and ... More >>

MSC piloting innovative seafood traceability tool

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 7:51 am | MSC

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is seeking stakeholder feedback on a new traceability tool for added supply chain integrity in over 60 countries. More >>

Deadly industrial explosions in northern China

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 11:45 am | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. More >>

The curious career of Cheryl Gwyn

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 10:44 am | World Socialist Web Site

The curious career of Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand’s inspector-general of intelligence and security More >>

World Trade Agreement Removes Long Standing Barriers

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 11:47 am | Gallagher

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - August 14, 2015) - The New Zealand Government's signing, today, of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) has presented a massive opportunity. Sir William Gallagher, CEO and Chairman of the ... More >>

The passing of the CNY storm … for now

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 11:06 am | IG Markets

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) CNY fixing announcement today was 6.3975, 35 pips stronger than the previous one. After yesterday’s PBoC press conference emphasised that they believe the 3.06% devaluation to be sufficient, today’s largely unchanged ... More >>

Committee against Torture publishes findings

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:46 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 August 2015) – The UN Committee against Torture has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 27 July to 14 August: Slovakia, Iraq, and Switzerland. More >>

Un call on Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN human rights experts call on Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian as he awaits verdict More >>

UN rights expert urges Brazil to address prison overcrowding

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BRASILIA (14 August 2015) – United Nations human rights expert Juan E. Méndez today called on the Brazilian federal and state authorities to urgently address the issue of prison overcrowding in the country and show “genuine commitment to implement ... More >>

China Buys 600,000 Ounces Of Gold In July

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:40 am | GoldCore

- China Preparing for Resumption of Currency Wars and an International Monetary Crisis - Obama and Kerry Warn Dollar May “Cease To Be the Reserve Currency of the World” - Remember Bloomberg Intelligence's $64,000 Gold Price Target? - Reuters ... More >>

11 Fishermen Rescued from Sinking Vessel in South China Sea

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:51 am | Crowley Maritime Corporation

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Aug. 11, 2015) ¬– The Crowley-managed , USNS Impeccable ( T-AGOS 23 ) ¬– a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship ¬– heroically rescued 11 fishermen struggling to stay afloat on a sinking ... More >>

Myanmar: “Critical and independent voices are vital"

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:43 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 August 2015) – As Myanmar looks ahead to the upcoming elections in November – a milestone in the country’s transition to democracy – the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, urged the Government to ... More >>

Yemen spiraling into major food crisis

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:31 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 August 2015) – As Yemen plunges deeper into conflict, the country is now in the midst of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, has warned today. More >>

UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 7:54 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA / AMMAN (10 August 2015) – The UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories met with a range of civil society groups and Palestinian ... More >>

Communications technology gives remote tribes a voice

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 7:51 am | Survival International

Survival International , the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has launched a unique project to bring the latest communications technology to some of the world’s most remote tribal communities. More >>


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