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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 >>

Evidence of Thunder's Illegal Fishing

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 12:37 pm | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Yesterday, the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, handed-over evidence to authorities at Port Louis, Mauritius, of the illegal fishing activities of the Nigerian-flagged poaching vessel, Thunder. More >>

Right to strike upheld – but needs defending

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:41 am | ITF Press Officer

Following a worldwide trade union campaign to defend it, the right to strike has been re-affirmed at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. More >>

Continued Detention of Nadiya Savchenko

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:34 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned by today’s decision by a Russian court to continue the detention of Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko to May 13. Ms. Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for 75 days to protest being held hostage ... More >>

Sea Shepherd Commends Australian Boarding of Poaching Vessel

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:33 am | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd has responded to news that Australian customs have boarded the Interpol-wanted poaching vessel, Kunlun, commending border patrol for their action, and calling on the arrest of the wanted poaching vessel. More >>

Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:30 am | U.S. Department of State

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong relationships between ... More >>

Demonstrators shot with live ammunition

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:25 am | International Solidarity Movement

Four Palestinians and one female German demonstrator shot with live ammunition at “Open Shuhada Street” protest More >>

Legal analysis finds tribal peoples persecuted unjustly

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:07 am | Survival International

British human rights lawyer Gordon Bennett has issued a damning legal analysis of the negative impacts of wildlife law enforcement on tribal peoples in Botswana, Cameroon and India during a symposium organized by the International Union for the Conservation ... More >>

Excessive Use of Force, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:10 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in al-Duheisha Refugee Camp, South of Bethlehem More >>

Second Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

On Friday, February 27, the Department of State will host the second round of talks to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. More >>

White House Nomination of U.S Ambassador to Somalia

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:08 pm | U.S. Department of State

President Obama, today, nominated Katherine S. Dhanani to serve as the first United States Ambassador to Somalia since 1991. This historic nomination signals the deepening relationship between the United States and Somalia. It also allows us to mark the ... More >>

Reward for Information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:07 pm | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a Russian national wanted by the Federal ... More >>

FY2016 U.S. Department of State Budget Hearing

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:06 pm | U.S. Department of State

Well, Mr. Chairman, thank you very, very much. It’s really a pleasure to be here with you today and with all my former colleagues and several of my non-former. But I deeply appreciate the opportunity to testify. And I welcome your chairmanship, ... More >>

U.S.-Liberia Relationship

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:45 am | U.S. Department of State

The U.S.-Liberia relationship dates back nearly 200 years and is stronger than ever as we continue working together to get to zero Ebola cases. Liberia, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has emerged from over a decade of war to be a ... More >>

A decade of ensuring a world free from tobacco-related harms

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:39 am | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 27 February 2015 – As the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) marks a decade of saving lives, WHO in the Western Pacific Region is urging governments and policy-makers to continue efforts to protect ... More >>

Thousands of Tamils in Sri Lanka Rally

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:38 am | Lanka News

Thousands of Tamils in Sri Lanka Rally against UN delay of War Crimes Report & Rejecting Domestic Probe More >>

Mexico: a world leader in livestock farming

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:37 am | Embassy of Mexico

In 2014, Mexico was ranked seventh in the world in the production of animal protein, with a total value of 33 billion US dollars. More >>

Asia/Pacific prepare for new global climate-change agreement

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:35 am | FAO

Bangkok, Thailand, 24 February 2015 – Representatives from some 20 Asia-Pacific countries have moved a step closer in developing their national strategies for action in anticipation of a new global agreement on climate change expected to be finalized ... More >>

The New Global Threat: Islamic Fundamentalism & Terrorism

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:34 am | National Council of Resistance of Iran

In today's interconnected world, the threat of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism are no longer confined in the Middle East but have reached our democratic societies in the West. More >>

Conservation’s devastating impact on tribal peoples

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:32 am | Survival International

British human rights lawyer Gordon Bennett, a Bushman spokesperson and a Survival International campaigner will host a press conference in Johannesburg to expose the persecution of tribal peoples in the name of “conservation.” More >>

Skipping The Speech for All the Wrong Reasons

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:15 am | David Swanson

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to hear that Congress members will skip Netanyahu's speech no matter what reason they offer. Here are some of them: More >>

Dr. Ashrawi On the Vote of the Italian Lower House

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:04 am | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

“We thank the members of Italy’s Lower House of Parliament for voting in favor of a motion from the Democratic Party of Premier Matteo Renzi that supports “the goal of ...establishment of a Palestinian state.” It is unfortunate, however, that ... More >>

A Message to All Jews Everywhere from AJE

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:03 am | All Jews Everywhere

Our organization, All Jews Everywhere, wishes to voice our appreciation to Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of All Jews Everywhere, Inc., for speaking on behalf of the Chosen People before the Israel Funding Association (sometimes referred to as ... More >>

Actually Qualified Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:43 am | David Swanson

The Norwegian Nobel Committee ignores the testament of Nobel. They claim that the “champions of peace” Nobel described in his will no longer exist. To end this charade we have seen no alternative to lifting the curtain of secrecy they hide their ... More >>

UN rights expert hails US move to keep Internet open

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:41 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“A real victory for freedom of expression” – UN rights expert hails US move to keep Internet open More >>

Great friend of seafarers mourned

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:40 am | Apostleship of the Sea

It is with great sadness that the Apostleship of the Sea has heard of the death on 27th February of Fr John Seddon, a cruise chaplain with the Apostleship of the Sea for more than two decades. More >>

Philippines must prioritize food and nutrition security

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

MANILA (27 February 2015) – Access to sufficient and nutritious food is still limited in the Philippines despite recent progress, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, warned today at the end of her first fact-finding ... More >>

A Note From the US President on Net Neutrality

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:39 am | The White House

The FCC just voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. More >>

Canadian group's pivotal role in Historic Win for Internet

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:27 am | OpenMedia

Year-long campaign ends in victory, after massive global coalition unites to stop telecom conglomerates’ plan to force millions of websites into an Internet slow lane More >>

Mexico: a world leader in livestock farming

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 5:27 pm | Embassy of Mexico

In 2014, Mexico was ranked seventh in the world in the production of animal protein, with a total value of 33 billion US dollars. More >>

Long running Auckland dispute ends in win for workers

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:00 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is joining its affiliate the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in celebrating the signing of a new collective agreement for workers at the Ports of Auckland. More >>

Latest CSE spying revelations underline need for oversight

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:50 am | OpenMedia

Canadian spy agency CSE is collecting and storing millions of private emails that Canadians send to the government, including emails sent to Members of Parliament. The content of the emails are being stored for months, with deeply revealing metadata ... More >>

Roman Abramovich Invests $15M In New US Fracking Technology

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:25 pm | U.S. Department of State

Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman ... More >>

Recent Attacks on Civilians in Syria

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms ISIL’s attacks yesterday on predominantly Assyrian Christian villages in the northeast Syrian province of Hasakeh, where they kidnapped dozens of civilians, including women, children, priests, ... More >>

Thailand's drive against illegal ivory trade

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:19 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd February 2015 —Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws. More >>

Iraq: UN report documents human rights violations

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (23 February 2015) – A UN report released Monday documents widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the country. More >>

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:11 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by ... More >>

World Bank Regional Vice President Meets with Prime Minister

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:05 pm | World Bank

Apia, Samoa, February 21, 2015 – Prime Minister Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will meet Saturday with Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, to discuss opportunities to deepen the important working relationship ... More >>

Funding Vital to Building Capacity of the Disabled

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:59 pm | Pacific Disability Forum

Sustainable funding from donors is essential in building the capacity of persons with disabilities around the Pacific. A good example is the formation of the Rainbow Disability Theatre Group which through external funding was able to establish them ... More >>

Philippines: UN rights expert to assess food and nutrition

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:47 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 February 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will undertake an official visit to the Philippines from 20 to 27 February 2015 to gather first-hand information on the realization of the right ... More >>

The Easy Oil Is Gone So Where Do We Look Now?

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:42 pm |

In 2008, Canadian economist Jeff Rubin stunned the oil market with a bold prediction: With the world economy growing at 5 percent a year, oil demand would grow with it, outpacing supply, thus lifting the oil price from $147 to over $200 a barrel. More >>

Geneva rights summit draws world attention

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:31 pm | UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela More >>

Is Oil Returning To $100 Or Dropping To $10?

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:41 am |

If you have been following the price of oil over the last few months, the chances are you're a little confused. On the one hand you have the likes of A. Gary Shilling who, in this Bloomberg article , loudly trumpets the prospect of oil at $10/Barrel, ... More >>

Mexico – a World Leader in Agro-Exports

Monday, 23 February 2015, 2:18 pm | Embassy of Mexico

In 2014, Mexican agri-food exports (including the agricultural, livestock, fisheries and industrial sectors) were valued at more than a record 25 and a half billion US dollars. More >>

PRI and police officers enter the liberated ejido lands

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:27 am | Julie Webb-Pullman

Ejidatarios from the PRI, guarded by several police cars and trucks of the state police, have in recent days entered the area of Agua Azul where the organized ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón are to be found. According to their affirmation, there ... More >>

Pacific connected: A regional approach to island nations

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:24 am | World Bank

Pacific connected: A regional approach to development challenges facing island nations Op-Ed By Axel van Trotsenburg More >>

President Putin Visits Egypt : INSS Insight

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:20 am | INSS Insight

On February 9-10, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt for the first time since 2005, when Mubarak was still in power. The most significant outcome of this visit, which reflects the notable improvement in bilateral relations over the ... More >>

Remarks With U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 12:30 pm | U.S. Department of State

FOREIGN SECRETARY HAMMOND: Well, it’s a great pleasure to welcome John Kerry here this morning. We have got a series of important challenges to the rules-based international system which is so important both for the United States and the United Kingdom, and ... More >>

Treaty Between the United States and Kazakhstan

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 12:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

On February 20, 2015, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Department of Justice Counselor for International Affairs Bruce C. Swartz and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev signed a Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance ... More >>

Condemnation of Attacks on Somalia Central Hotel

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 12:22 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns al-Shabaab’s terrorist attack on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu today. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the attack, and wish the injured a speedy recovery. More >>

U.S.-Cuba Talks on Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 12:21 pm | U.S. Department of State

On February 27, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson will host a delegation from the Cuban government led by Josefina Vidal, general director of the U.S. Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss ... More >>

Venezuelan Government Detains Key Opposition Figure

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 12:20 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns the detention of Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma by Venezuelan security forces, as well as the systematic intimidation of other leading opposition figures. These actions appear to be a clear attempt by the Venezuelan ... More >>

Artemisinin-resistant malaria close to border with India

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 12:19 pm | WWARN

Bangkok / Oxford (UK), 20 February 2015 - Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25km of the Indian border, a study published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases reports. Artemisinin resistance threatens ... More >>

Organic farmers of the Pacific to support Year of Soils

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:47 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Recognising that soil is one of the essential elements for life, along with water, air and sunlight, organic farmers across the Pacific region will be actively supporting the 2015 United Nations International Year of Soils. More >>

Navigation gets greener after WWF proposal in Romania

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:46 am | WWF

Future road, navigation and rail transport projects in Romania will include nature conservation proposals by WWF. The Romanian Transportation Master Plan until 2030 has taken into account most WWF Romania measures. The drafting process lasted two ... More >>

Scheduled execution of a juvenile offender in Iran

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Iran: UN experts urge Iran to halt immediately execution of a juvenile offender, scheduled for tomorrow More >>

Global Right to Strike Action Sends Clear Message

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:41 am | ITUC

Brussels, 19 February 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The 18 February global day of action to support the right to strike has proven to be a huge success, with more than 100 activities around the world reported to the ITUC. Unions in over 60 countries took action, with ... More >>


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