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Oxfam to deliver aid in Nepal today

Monday, 27 April 2015, 3:13 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is gearing up to deliver clean water and sanitation to thousands following Saturday’s devastating quake. Some 30,000 people are currently living in makeshift shelters in 16 government camp locations, too scared to return to their homes for ... More >>

USAR team leaves tonight for Kathmandu

Monday, 27 April 2015, 2:48 pm | The Fire Service

A 37-strong urban search and rescue team will leave New Zealand tonight for Nepal as part of a United Nations-co-ordinated rescue effort in the wake of destructive earthquakes in that country. More >>

Nepal Earthquake: Babies born in open air

Monday, 27 April 2015, 2:45 pm | World Vision

World Vision Communications Officer in Nepal Matt Darvas has told of seeing babies born in the open as health centres struggle with the immense need and dangerous aftershocks. More >>

UNICEF fears for wellbeing of children after 7.9 earthquake

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 12:18 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF fears for wellbeing of children after 7.9 earthquake in Nepal Donate : UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by Saturday's 7.9 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. With children accounting for roughly ... More >>

Asian countries help safeguard food security

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:52 am | FAO

Asian countries help safeguard food security with new regional network to preserve, inform and utilize plant genetic resources More >>

NZSF complicit in Israel's war crimes in Gaza

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:50 am | Vacy Vlazna

I am gravely concerned that the NZ Super Fund (NZSF) shocking decision to not exclude Israel Chemicals from divestment blatantly violates the Responsibilities: More >>

LAMAR SMITH ET The Wall Street Journal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:43 am | Kevin Hearle

‘Today, our planet faces new challenges, but none pose a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” President Obama wrote in his proclamation for Earth Day on Wednesday. “As a Nation, we must act before it is too late.” More >>

New Zealander Leads Global Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:25 am | New Zealand Peace Foundation

A public action to ‘wave goodbye to nuclear weapons’ will sweep around the world on April 26-27 as governments gather at the United Nations in New York for four weeks of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament deliberations. More >>

Caritas responds to massive earthquake in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:16 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas is rapidly responding to a massive 7.9 earthquake that has hit Nepal. The epicentre was between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Extensive damage has been reported, with loss of life and injury. More >>

Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Convoy of Hope Responds

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:14 am | Convoy of Hope

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – April 25, 2015 – International humanitarian relief organization, Convoy of Hope , has a team en route to Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,400 people and caused widespread devastation. More >>

Oxfam on the Ground in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 10:25 am | Oxfam NZ

The worst earthquake in 80 years has hit Nepal: buildings are flattened, thousands are injured, the death toll has exceeded 1000 and is rising. The earthquake was felt as far as India, Bangladesh and Tibet - with some fatalities in those areas too. More >>

Position Paper: EU labeling of settlement goods and products

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:48 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

On April 13, 2015, foreign ministers representing 16 out of 28 European Union (EU) Member States sent a letter to High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini ... More >>

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:47 pm | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest regards, this April 25th, to the people of Australia and New Zealand on this very special ANZAC Day. More >>

State Of Rights: Media Freedom and Press Access in China

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:46 pm | U.S. Department of State

In advance of the 2015 World Press Freedom Day, on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor will host a State of Rights event on media freedom and press access in China. The event will be held in the Harry ... More >>

Resolution passed on School-Related Gender Based Violence

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:44 pm | UNESCO

Paris – For immediate Release - Fifty-eight countries have signed up to the first ever UN resolution on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), “ Learning without fear ”, during UNESCO’s Executive Board meeting on 16 April. More >>

UNICEF working with Vanuatu Government

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:42 pm | UNICEF

Thousands of children affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu will receive new birth certificates through a national campaign launched this month by UNICEF and the Government of Vanuatu - via the Ministries of Justice, Internal Affairs and Youth and Sports. More >>

Calls for Repealing the Law of National Solidarity Tax

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 11:06 am | Palestinian NGO's Network

Human Rights Organizations and PNGO in Gaza Call for Repealing the Law of National Solidarity Tax More >>

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 11:03 am | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) More >>

Oil Price War May Benefit Both US Shale And Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 11:02 am |

Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US oil producers remains one of timing. How long will the oil price slump last? Is this a relatively short term event like ... More >>

Nepal: Protest against the discriminatory police

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 9:12 pm | Alliance for Independent Madhesh

April 19, 2015, Nepalgunj, Nepal- To protest against the suppression and discriminatory behaviors of Nepal police and Nepal Government, supporters of Dr. CK Raut , Md. Irfan Ahmed Shekh, Jabir Haluwai, Salman Rai, Md. Murad Khan have been in hunger strike ... More >>

Security Cocktails: Mixing Anzac and Terror

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 5:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

State inspired killing, which tends to be commemorated in disingenuous fashion at military parades, is a dirty thing. But it is revered, stuffed to the brim with hagiographic accounts and the justification of largesse for the war machine. Callow youths with ... More >>

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 5:00 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) More >>

U.S. Deeply Concerned About Rising Tensions in Burundi

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:53 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2015 More >>

Speakership: Okpe leaders insist on Igbuya

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:50 pm | Fidel Njamanze

Okpe political leaders Tuesday recognized the contributions of the Majority Leader of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Ovwigho Igbuya to the progress of the kingdom, describing him as a distinguished politician and patriot. More >>

Ulu o Tokelau arrives in Fiji

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:49 pm | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Siopili Perez arrives in Fiji for the 11th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting at Yanuca Island's Shnagri-La Fijian Resort. The Ulu o Tokelau is attending the meeting as the Minister of Health for the Government of Tokelau. More >>

Powerful Reminder of Need for International Cooperation

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:47 pm | UNFCCC

(Bonn, 22 April 2015) – To coincide with Earth Day on 22 April, the UN Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn today opened an exhibition of art works that once graced the walls of the first ever UN Climate Change Conference 20 years ago. More >>

“Fizzy drink free Tokelau” to be awarded

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:46 pm | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The “Fizzy drink free Tokelau” wins the award as it demonstrated all the aspects of a Healthy Islands initiative, according to an email from World Health Organization’s Technical Officer – Non-Communicable Diseases, Dr Wendy Snowdon. More >>

Obama's Executive Against Venezuela

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:42 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Obama's Executive Against Venezuela and the VII Summit of the Americas, Cuba Calling...But Are We Listening? More >>

“Blueprint for Action” to end refugee and migrant deaths

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:39 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s “Blueprint for Action” to end refugee and migrant deaths in the Med More >>

2nd Anniversary of Rana Plaza Death of Garment Workers

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:38 pm | TCFUA

The 24th of April marks the second anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. More >>

Meeting of South-South female Legislative Clerks

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:37 pm | UNDP

(Tonga) - Parliamentary Clerks from three Pacific Island nations gathered recently to discuss experiences and share lessons learned from working in the Legislative Assemblies of Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. More >>

APTC students celebrate success

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:31 pm | APTC

Hard work and sacrifice paid off for 48 students who graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). The students attained qualifications in 10 specialised technical and vocational programs during the graduation ceremony at Novotel in Nadi ... More >>

Happy Earth Day: Here's what you said you're fighting for

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:47 am | The White House

President Obama celebrated the 45th-annual Earth Day by spending the afternoon exploring the Everglades in southern Florida. As a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem, the Everglades is home to more than 350 species of birds, both alligators and crocodiles, ... More >>

ASCC-CNR EFNEP Takes Healthy Cuisine to Community

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:50 am | ASCC

The Community & Natural Resources (CNR) Division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) offers a number of regular classroom courses for students, but its staff also makes regular excursions into the community to make learning available ... More >>

Trade mission to New Zealand anticipates new buyers

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:42 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – A number of Pacific Island exporters from across the region will have an opportunity to find new distributors in New Zealand through a trade mission in July, jointly coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific ... More >>

Republic of Palau’s 2015 census to break new ground

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:34 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Melekeok, Palau – Innovative features incorporated into the Republic of Palau’s 2015 national census of population, housing and agriculture will see Palau set a new standard for the Pacific region. More >>

Joint Statement on Elections in Sudan

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:19 pm | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. More >>

United States Welcomes Polish Missile Defense Tender

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:15 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States welcomes today's announcement from the Polish Ministry of Defense that Raytheon’s PATRIOT system has been awarded the “Vistula” integrated air and missile defense tender. Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization ... More >>

Terrorist Designations of Ahmed Diriye and Mahad Karate

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:11 pm | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State has designated Ahmed Diriye and Mahad Karate under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of this designation, all property subject to U.S. ... More >>

Recent Terrorist Designations

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:10 pm | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State has designated Christodoulos Xiros and Nikolaos Maziotis under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of these designations, all property ... More >>

Is This Where Investors Should Be Looking When Oil Recovers?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:03 pm |

When oil prices recover-and plenty of analysts think the climb back up will start soon-Canada's western frontier of Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta will ' still have the edge ', according to a report from TD Economics. More >>

Home demolition in Jerusalem

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:50 pm | International Solidarity Movement

Home demolition in Jerusalem: “Tomorrow, I don’t know if I have a place to sleep.” More >>

MSC sustainable seafood

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:39 pm | Marine Stewardship Council

Brussels, 22 April 2015 – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) today celebrated 15 years of MSC certified seafood and recognised the ‘leaders for living oceans’ that are driving growth and success in the sustainable seafood market. More >>

Eze Sets Agenda for Buhari’s Govt

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:35 pm | Nwaorgu Faustinus

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has congratulated the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), describing his victory in the March 28 presidential election as being well deserved. Eze in a statement ... More >>

Pope Francis Tweets on Eve of Earth Day

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4:56 pm | Earth Day Network

Rome, April 21, 2015 - "You have to keep the land so that it can continue to be, as God wants it, the source of life for the entire human family.” writes Pope Francis on Twitter on the eve of the Earth Day which is celebrated tomorrow, April ... More >>

Texas Aquarium: Preliminary Results Investigation Results

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4:49 pm | Texas State Aquarium

One week ago, the Texas State Aquarium experienced one of the most significant losses of marine life in our 25-year history. A total of 389 fish, including a number of our iconic species such as our male sand tiger shark, were lost during a medical ... More >>

Four Unicef Staff Killed in Somalia

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:14 pm | UNICEF

Four UNICEF staff members have been killed in an attack on their vehicle in Garowe, Somalia. Four other UNICEF colleagues are in a serious condition. The IED (improvised explosive device) attack occurred when the staff were travelling from their guest ... More >>

Iran: 81 executions in one week

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:11 pm | National Council of Resistance of Iran

Coincident with mass executions in the prisons of Ghezel-Hessar, Karaj and other cities, the anti-human regime of mullahs sent 16 other prisoners to the gallows in Mashhad and Birjand (northeastern Iran). Twelve of them were hanged collectively ... More >>

West Papua –“Lest we forget”

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:07 pm | Australia West Papua Association

AS Anzac approaches and Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives on Anzac Day, it is hoped we will also remember the unfree people of the Pacific region and in particular those who are still suffering from human ... More >>

Coca-Cola Project Cancelled by Government in India

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:01 pm | India Resource Centre

New Delhi, India: Bowing to public outrage, the state government of Tamil Nadu in south India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in Perundurai in Erode district. In a letter dated April 20, 2015 , the State Industries Promotion ... More >>

UN human rights official urges protection for civilians

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:59 pm | OHCHR

KABUL/NEW YORK/GENEVA (21 April 2015) – “Afghanistan finds itself in a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, there are new opportunities for peace talks that would have been unimaginable only a few months ago. On the other, the conflict looks set ... More >>

Cooperate to save migrants' lives, urges UN Committee

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:57 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA (21 April 2015) – The latest, and worst, loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea demands concerted action by all to save migrants' lives, the UN Committee on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today urged. More >>

UN human rights experts welcome ruling on death penalty

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:56 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA (21 April 2015) – A group of United Nations independent experts* welcomed today the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to suspend death sentences imposed by military courts. More >>

When "unusual" becomes the usual

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:00 pm | Altair

As a prolonged period of weak economic growth with very low inflation becomes “usual”, there may be a point where all investment returns adjust lower. More >>

Conference in Bangkok to deal with dangerous chemical trade

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:29 pm | UNODC

The global trade in chemicals which can be used to produce illegal drugs and the threat of new emerging synthetic drugs are being discussed at a major international conference “Precursor Chemicals and New Psychoactive Substances”, which opened ... More >>

U.S. To Host Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:26 pm | US Department Of State

Secretary of State John Kerry will open the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate hosted at the U.S. Department of State on April 19-20. More >>

Afghanistan: Reforms needed to ensure justice for women

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:24 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KABUL/GENEVA, 19 APRIL 2015 – Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many ... More >>

Suicide Attack in Jalalabad Condemned

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:22 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK/KABUL/GENEVA (18April 2015) – “I strongly condemn the brutal suicide attack that coincided with my visit to Jalalabad today,” said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović during his visit to Afghanistan. ... More >>

STC Urges EU Leaders to Act to Prevent More Mass Drownings

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:12 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children Urges EU Leaders to Act to Prevent More Mass Drownings at Sea. More >>

Rivers APC heads for election tribunal, reassures supporters

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:31 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is about to conclude arrangements to petition the State Election Tribunal to reclaim its mandate which was stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in connivance with the Independent ... More >>


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