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India: Alarming Erosion of Labour Laws

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:51 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 16 November 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed alarm at a wholesale erosion of labour laws initiated by the Indian government, and pledged full support for a general strike in protest against the changes planned for 5 January. The global ... More >>

UN to condemn Israel 9 times, rest of world 0

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:49 pm | UN Watch

UN to condemn Israel 9 times, rest of world 0 U.S. to change vote on Golan resolution More >>

Historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:48 pm | United Nations

Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue. More >>

UN condemns Syrian 'war on children'

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:43 pm | United Nations

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF , has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria. Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, ... More >>

Armenia: UN human rights expert lauds peaceful transition

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:32 pm | UNHCHR

YEREVAN (16 November 2018) – A UN human rights expert has praised this year’s peaceful transition of power in Armenia, and urged the country’s new leadership to stay the course in pursuing a strengthened democratic system based on human rights, ... More >>

Poverty expert says UK policies inflict unnecessary misery

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:31 pm | UNHCHR

UN poverty expert says UK policies inflict unnecessary misery LONDON (16 November, 2018) – The UK Government’s policies and drastic cuts to social support are entrenching high levels of poverty and inflicting unnecessary misery in one of the richest countries ... More >>

Article 7: Right to Equality Before the Law

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:30 pm | UNHCHR

At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, women in many industrialized countries fought for the right to vote. “Therenever will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers,” said U.S. ... More >>

DG Azevêdo: Turn Crisis of Multilateralism into Opportunity

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:23 pm | World Trade Organisation

DG Azevêdo: We Must Turn the Crisis of Multilateralism into an Opportunity to Strengthen It More >>

PM O’Neill to Private Sector: Invest in Digital, Innovate

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 11:00 am | APEC

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill encouraged the Asia-Pacific business community to invest in infrastructure that will increase digital access, a fundamental driver of inclusive growth. More >>

9 Things Prime Minister O’Neill said at APEC

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 10:59 am | APEC

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill delivered remarks in front of local and visiting members of the business community in Port Moresby on Friday, kicking off a two-day summit that brings together the region’s leaders and the private sector ahead of ... More >>

Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

Friday, 16 November 2018, 1:51 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the greenlight to a legislation that would make it easier for Israeli ... More >>

Kenetic bucks Crypto Market Trend

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:33 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Kenetic, a blockchain investment and advisory firm based in Hong Kong, affirmed that its proprietary investment portfolio recorded year-to-date returns of 77% as of October 31, against a backdrop of major losses ... More >>

UN human rights experts suspend Hungary visit

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:28 am | United Nations

GENEVA (15 November 2018) - UN human rights experts have taken the unprecedented step of suspending an official visit to Hungary after they were denied access to the Röszke and Tompa “transit zones” at the border with Serbia where migrants ... More >>

UN prepares to ramp up food aid to Yemen

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:24 am | United Nations

As the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) prepares to ramp up aid to Yemen, in the face of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, David Beasley, Executive-Director of the agency, issued a heartfelt plea for all warring parties to end “this horrible ... More >>

Yangon Aerodrome Company announces new milestones

Friday, 16 November 2018, 9:03 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Yangon, Myanmar, Nov 15, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is increasing the capacity of Yangon International Airport (YIA), the gateway to Myanmar, and stepping up marketing to open new international routes, even as YIA ... More >>

Top Malaysia Civil Servant to Lead APEC Secretariat

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:30 pm | APEC

During their meeting on Thursday in Papua New Guinea, APEC Ministers welcomed the successful selection and appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, former Secretary-General of Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry ... More >>

NZDF joints multinational force protecting APEC leaders

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel have arrived in Papua New Guinea to form part of a multinational force protecting world leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit this weekend. Sue Douglas, the New Zealand Senior ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 5: Freedom from Torture

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:22 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

There is one absolute prohibition in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that is universally accepted as unequivocal: Article 5’s ban on torture. At times, states may have disputed the definition of what constitutes torture, but virtually ... More >>

NutraFuels, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 8:35 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

NutraFuels, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results Coconut Creek, Florida -- NutraFuels, Inc. (OTCQB: NTFU) ("NTFU" or the "Company"), a manufacturer and distributor of CBD and nutritional spray products and tinctures, announces its ... More >>

45% of Thai consumers use pirated TV boxes, survey finds

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7:48 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

BANGKOK, Nov 14, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - In a recent study of the content viewing behaviour of Thai consumers, it was revealed that 45% of consumers use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also ... More >>

The Pacific Community promotes World Diabetes Day on 14 Nov.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:30 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Pacific Community (SPC) is engaging in the World Diabetes Day 2018, whose theme is “The Family and Diabetes” . This year’s topic aims at raising awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected ... More >>

RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Rappler

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:02 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Reporters Without Borders has condemned the tax evasion charges that the Philippine Department of Justice is bringing against the independent news website Rappler and its president, journalist Maria Ressa. More >>

Queensland spin-out to launch electric vehicle battery

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:01 pm | University of Queensland

A Brisbane company developing a more efficient way to obtain essential battery materials is powering ahead with plans to open a demonstration plant at Coopers Plains. More >>

Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:00 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The Fiji Times has appealed to readers to report a fake Facebook account purporting to be the official page of the daily newspaper. More >>

Building climate resilience and peace go hand in hand

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:55 am | UN News

To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic ... More >>

UN experts urge US to halt Texas execution of Roberto Moreno

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* have called on the US Government to halt the imminent execution of a Mexican national amid concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. Mr. Roberto Ramos Moreno, a Mexican national, is due to be executed in Texas on 14 November 2018. ... More >>

Returning refugees to Myanmar would place them at risk

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:46 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the Government of Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law and ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 4: Freedom from Slavery

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:44 am | UN Human Rights Office

Men bought and sold like commodities, held for years against their will on fishing boats off Thailand. Yazidi women sold into sex slavery, raped daily and passed from owner to owner. Human beings offered as birthday gifts to children. Article 4 is ... More >>

Japan defies Australia over whaling prior to Japan PM visit

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:55 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International has asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express Australia's strong opposition to whaling when he meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later this week. Yesterday, the Government of Japan announced that it has issued ... More >>

30 Articles - Article 3: Right to Life

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:56 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The first six words of this short article are at the heart of global attempts to end the death penalty. If it enshrines the right to life, abolitionists argue, how can state-sponsored killing be justified? As South African Anglican Bishop Desmond ... More >>

30 Articles - Article 2: Freedom from Discrimination

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:54 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Article 2 states that everyone is entitled to all the freedoms listed in the UDHR, “without distinction of any kind such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” ... More >>

Flourishing Asia Wine Market Driving Global Growth

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:17 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Leading wine industry veterans and expert analysts shared their insights on Asia's meteoric rise to prominence in driving global growth at the Wine Industry Conference, last Thursday, 8 Nov, held as part of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits ... More >>

Rohingya returns only ‘at their freely expressed wish’

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:11 am | United Nations

Returns of Rohingya refugees, forced to flee their homes due to widespread and systematic violence in northern Myanmar, “should only take place at their freely expressed wish” the United Nations top refugee official has stressed, amid concerns that ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman on the wildfires in the US

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:55 am | UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and extensive damage that resulted from the wildfires in California in the United States. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people ... More >>

Dingo to remain a native species

Monday, 12 November 2018, 5:23 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International has welcomed Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson's decision to abandon planned changes to the state's Biodiversity Conservation Act that would have seen dingoes classified as 'non-native fauna'. The ... More >>

Remembering the Peace Makers

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:25 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Those in the war industry and the business of commemorating the dead have little time for peace, even as they supposedly celebrate it. For them, peace is the enemy as much as armed opposing combatants, if not more so. Dr Brendan Nelson of the Australian ... More >>

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:23 pm | FAO

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere More >>

Asia-Pacific is gearing up for the launch of 5G

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:03 pm | MIT Technology

Industry in southern Asia-Pacific is gearing up for the launch of 5G in 2020, according to a new survey by MIT Technology Review Insights Singapore, 12th November 2018 – A new report by MIT Technology Review Insights in association with Huawei, finds ... More >>

Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair Closes

Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:27 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The 11th edition of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair concluded yesterday (10 Nov). The fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), was held from 8-10 Nov at the Hong Kong Convention ... More >>

Nothing and everything, spiritual India has it all

Monday, 12 November 2018, 8:11 am | Make Lemonade

They say there is no present like the time and no time like the future. India is all about the here and the now for its 1.35 billion people. What is at dispute is some tourists too hastily saying that India is an assault on your senses. More >>

Fiji PM rebukes journalist challlenge on media freedom laws

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:14 am | Pacific Media Watch

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the country’s restrictive media laws are not affecting next week’s general election. More >>

Concepts of Nonsense: Australian Soft Power

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 4:50 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Soft power was always a term best suited for eunuchs. It relies on persuasion, counsel and an air of seduction. It does not imply actual force as such (often, that side of the bargain is hidden). At its core are the presumed virtues of the product being ... More >>

Bachelet on Yemen

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 12:37 pm | UNHCHR

Bachelet urges States with the power and influence to end starvation, killing of civilians in Yemen More >>

UN appoints Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 12:51 pm | United Nations

Secretary-General appoints Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus More >>

Children reveal the trauma of surviving Typhoon Haiyan

Friday, 9 November 2018, 7:05 pm | Sailors' Society

Five years on from deadly cyclone that claimed more than 6,000 lives, children reveal the trauma of surviving Typhoon Haiyan Five years ago on 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan - one of the destructive tropical cyclones ever recorded - hit Southeast Asia, killing ... More >>

Mid-Term Divisions: The Trump Take

Friday, 9 November 2018, 1:21 pm | Binoy Kampmark

President Donald J. Trump has a special, strained take on the world. Defeat is simply victory viewed in slanted terms. Victory for the other side is defeat elaborately clothed. Both views stand, and these alternate with a mind bending disturbance that ... More >>

Civilians caught in sanctions crossfire need protection

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:54 am | United Nations

GENEVA (8 November 2018) – Sanctions that extend beyond national borders, and which seek to block a country’s trade altogether, amount to economic warfare against civilians, an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council says. More >>

Civil society is crucial for sustainable development

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:50 am | United Nations

GENEVA (8 November 2018) – A UN human rights expert urged the Cambodian Government to work more closely with civil society groups, and said the best way for the country to achieve a durable peace and sustainable development was to put human rights at ... More >>

Revocation of Jim Acosta's security credentials

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 4:22 pm | White House Correspondents' Association

The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a difficult relationship. Revoking access to the White House complex ... More >>

Fiji Young Women’s Forum Anticipates November Elections 2018

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 1:07 pm | Fiji Young Woman's Forum

Women are underrepresented at all levels of decision making in Fiji, including formal and informal governance processes. As a result, women including diverse young women do not have equal influence over policy decisions that affect our lives. While the ... More >>

IFC says renewable energy will help bring power to PNG

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 1:03 pm | International Finance Corporation

IFC says renewable energy will help bring power to PNG A global expert on power with IFC, the International Finance Corporation, says Papua New Guinea is blessed with natural resources and he’s optimistic the country can deliver more renewable ... More >>

11th Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair Opens Tomorrow

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:02 am | ACN Newswire

The 11th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opens at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre tomorrow, 8 Nov, and continues through to 10 Nov. Sophia Chong, HKTDC Assistant Executive Director, announces details of ... More >>

Medtec China 2018 was successfully held in Shanghai

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:05 pm | PR Newswire Association

Medtec China 2018 was successfully held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center September 26-28th, 2018. The three-day event succeeded in bringing together 354 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions of the world, serving as a ... More >>

Eastern Canada by Rail

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:53 pm | Forge Creative

One of the journeys featured in their new Rail Journeys brochure, World Journeys’ 9-day Eastern Canada by Rail itinerary is a great way to explore the French flavours and natural wonders of the region. More >>

IFC says renewable energy will help bring power to PNG

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:50 pm | International Finance Corporation

A global expert on power with IFC, the International Finance Corporation, says Papua New Guinea is blessed with natural resources and he’s optimistic the country can deliver more renewable energy. The comment by IFC’s Stratos Tavoulareas, came at ... More >>

UN must bring more women police officers into the fold

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:03 pm | UN News

More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that, ... More >>

70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:44 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday announced the start, in mid-November, of “a month of activation,” involving events all across the world, leading up to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the iconic Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... More >>

Children at risk as clashes in Hudaydah near hospital

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:20 am | UN News

Intense fighting near a major hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah has put scores of children at “imminent risk of death”, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, calling on the warring parties to stop hostilities ... More >>

ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: Over 200 Mass Graves

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:50 am | UN News

Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday. More >>

UN expert pleads for Rohingya returns to stop

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has implored Bangladesh to shelve plans to start repatriating Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State this month, saying the Myanmar Government had failed to provide guarantees they would not suffer the same persecution and horrific ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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