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30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 25

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:58 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Article 25: Right to Adequate Standard of Living More >>

Are Financial Institutions Taking Action?

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:37 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The major overarching trend seen in the cryptocurrency industry recently is the movement of financial institutions as players entering this space. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become a new institutional investment asset, drawing an ever-expanding list ... More >>

PNA CEO emphasizes PNA-FFA collaboration for WCPFC

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:54 pm | PNA

Following the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) officials session Sunday, the Forum Fisheries Agency opened its four-day briefing Monday in Honolulu for fisheries officials in preparation for the upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission ... More >>

USP holds successful High Level Consultations with Aus/NZ

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:42 pm | University Of The South Pacific

A successful trilateral High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australia and New Zealand was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018. More >>

Asia Pacific should reduce inequalities in access to care

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:38 pm | OECD

Access to health care has improved in the Asia Pacific region over the past decade but women in low-income households in rural areas still have difficulty accessing care due to distance and financial reasons, according to a new OECD report. Health ... More >>

First Airport for Sikkim

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:09 pm | World Journeys

World Journeys report that the state of Sikkim in northeast India has just opened its very first airport – Pakyong Airport, 35km south of the state capital of Gangtok. Connecting to other major cities in India, the new airport will make travel to Sikkim ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Spokesperson on South Sudan

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:07 pm | UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the brutal sexual attacks perpetrated against women and girls in the last ten days in the Unity region of South Sudan. These horrific acts are a distressing reminder of how, despite recent recommitments by South Sudan’s ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 24: Right to Rest

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:53 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In 19 crisp words, Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights presents the flip side of the right to work articulated in Article 23 – the right not to be over-worked. It enshrines the right to limited working hours and paid holidays, ... More >>

The Secretary-General remarks at opening of COP24

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:41 am | UNFCCC

Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to COP 24. I thank President Dude, Minister Kowalczyk and COP President Designate Mikal Kurkyta for their warm welcome. We are in trouble. We are in deep trouble with climate change. ... More >>

Sir David Attenborough Launches UN Climate Campaign

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:36 am | UNFCCC

3 December 2018 - The renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling individuals the world over to unite in actions to battle climate change. More >>

George H.W. Bush: Cold War Ends and New World Orders

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:11 am | Binoy Kampmark

The death of certain political figures, notably those of a vast imperium, is bound to provoke less criticism or critical insight than soul searching pursuits. With the US in the mauling clutches of Donald J. Trump, the nightmare that was supposedly ... More >>

Inaugural Meeting of Singapore's Council on AI and Data

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:46 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Singapore's Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data convened for their inaugural meeting on Friday, Nov 30. More >>

Continuing growth in the global app market

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:35 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Why continuing growth in the global app market could be a recipe for success for Mobvista More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 23: Right to Work

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:14 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

As First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt told striking workers in 1941 that she had always “felt it was important that everyone who was a worker join a labour organization, because the ideals of the organized labour movement are high ... More >>

Rapid Action Urged as Key UN Climate Change Conference Opens

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:08 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, Katowice, 2 December 2018 – Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opens today with the goal of finalising ... More >>

Journey into Obsolescence: The Adani Carmichael Project

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 4:10 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Carmichael mine being pursued in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland is a dinosaur before its creation. On paper, it is hefty – to be some five times the size of Sydney harbour, the largest in Australia and one of the largest on the planet. ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - 22: Right to Social Security

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 11:07 am | UNHCHR

After spelling out a long list of civil and political rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) now turns to economic, social and cultural rights with Article 22 and the six following Articles. These rights, mostly developed in the 20th century, ... More >>

G20 told COP24 climate change conference 'must succeed'

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:50 am | United Nations

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of industrialized nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international ... More >>

Hope for sturgeons

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:47 am | WWF

Hope for sturgeons as European states adopts action plan to save continent’s most endangered fish species More >>

Senior UN rights official concludes visit to Yemen

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:41 am | UNHCHR

Senior UN rights official concludes visit to Yemen, urges warring parties to prevent renewed fighting More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 21: Democracy

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:40 am | UNHCHR

Article 21: A Short Course in Democracy In three concise paragraphs, Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) outlines some of the fundamental principles of democracy: the will of the people should be the basis of government ... More >>

A Landmark Conference for Universal Rights and Secularism

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:18 am | One Law For All

The 25 November International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism in London celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the One Law for All campaign in the UK. More >>

Concerns Raised Regarding Anti-Human Rights Actions

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:37 am | HWPL

Pastors Encourage Division in Families A New York Times advertisement space on November 28th showed a wolf in sheep’s clothing holding money and a chain in his hands while a woman is bound and persecuted. Titled “Ban Coercive Conversion”, the non-profit ... More >>

UN expert urges G20 to tackle global housing crisis

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:50 am | UNHCR

GENEVA (29 November 2018) – A UN expert has urged leaders of the world’s major economies meeting for the annual G20 summit to tackle the unresolved global housing crisis that is depriving millions of a basic human right. More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 20: Freedom of Assembly

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:49 am | UNHCR

From student occupations of universities in Paris in 1968 to the Arab Spring of 2011, mass demonstrations have been the way people demand social change. Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), combined with Article 19’s freedom ... More >>

UNHCR Appeals for Urgent Medical Intervention by Australia

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:48 am | UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, calls for immediate action by the Parliament of Australia to address the continuing medical crisis under “offshore processing” arrangements in Papua New Guinea and Nauru today. As the healthcare situation of refugees and ... More >>

Recognise and protect Women Human Rights Defenders

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:25 am | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

November 29 marks the International Day for Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) to acknowledge the work of women human rights defenders and celebrate their contributions to human rights, gender equality, social, economic and ecological justice, peace ... More >>

Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:54 pm | UNHCHR

UN Secretary-General Message for UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 29 November - Statement Only More >>

UN Secretary-General Message for World AIDS Day

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:53 pm | UNHCHR

Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the response to HIV stands at a crossroads. Which way we turn may define the course of the epidemic—whether we will end AIDS by 2030, or whether future generations will carry on bearing the burden of this devastating ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 19: Freedom of Opinion

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:52 pm | UNHCHR

Article 19: Freedom of Opinion and Expression Why would a human rights organization go to court to support someone whose extreme political views or ethical position it fundamentally opposes? A pornographer perhaps, or an anarchist? Because of the ... More >>

Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:47 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for ... More >>

A Parliament of Irresponsibility: Peter Dutton

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:35 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It took place as the blades were being sharpened for a palace coup in August. On Radio National’s breakfast program, Deputy Leader of Labor, Tanya Plibersek was tight lipped to her interlocutor. The issue posed to her party was the eligibility ... More >>

Eyes Without The Prize: Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi’s Awards

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:34 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is impossible to see peace prize or freedom awards as anything other than fragments of an industry. In time, ideals become marketable and matters of commodity. Those who go against this market rationale face the fires of moral outrage. The business ... More >>

Lancet Countdown Climate and Health Report

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:51 pm | Global Climate and Health Alliance

London, 28 November 2018:- Following today’s release of the second The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change report, the Global Climate and Health Alliance called on world leaders to take the actions required to limit ... More >>

15% of Singapore Consumers use Illicit Streaming Devices

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 7:39 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

New Survey finds 15% of Singapore Consumers use Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) to view Pirated TV Channels and VOD Content - Over one-third ISD owners purchased from Singapore's IT exhibitions and physical retail stores HONG KONG, Nov 28, 2018 ... More >>

HKTDC's "RetroInnovations" Exhibition Opens at Harbour City

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:57 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), DesignInspire returns next week (6-8 Dec) to promote design and innovation through an array of interactive exhibits, creative designs and award-winning projects. As a prelude to DesignInspire, ... More >>

CO2 emissions on the rise for first time in four years - UN

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:34 am | UN News

A new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ) shows that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again during 2017 after a three year hiatus, highlighting the imperative for countries to deliver on the historic ... More >>

SPTO welcomes new Tourism Planning Officer

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:30 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation welcomes Mr. Ahmad Ali to the position of Tourism Planning Officer and as part of the Sustainable Tourism Development Division. More >>

Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:11 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. More >>

Revealing stress research on journalists covering killings

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:59 pm | Pacific Journalism Review

The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. More >>

NGO Calls on UN to Reject al-Sisi's Orwellian Commission

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:13 am | UN Watch

UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer issued the following comment on Egypt's establishment of a "High Permanent Commission For Human Rights": More >>

Article 17: Right to Own Property

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Australia’s aboriginal people have no written language, so they pass their heritage along through ceremonies and story-telling. As elders recite, others often draw icons in the sand, depicting beliefs, events and life-giving places where water and food ... More >>

PNA: Rights-based management works in the Pacific

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:03 am | Parties to the Nauru Agreement

Majuro 25 November 2018 — With next month’s annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) facing numerous challenges and opportunities to improve fisheries management, the head of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) ... More >>

PowerSelect's unique live auction helps businesses

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:55 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

PowerSelect's unique live auction helps businesses secure best electricity offers in shortest possible time SINGAPORE, Nov 23, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - PowerSelect, a new online portal which helps Singapore businesses purchase electricity more efficiently, ... More >>

#TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:21 pm | United Nations

#TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference: a way for all people to join the global conversation More >>

Guatemala Dos Erres massacre conviction welcomed

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:19 pm | United Nations

The conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the mass killing of villagers in an infamous massacre during the country’s civil war has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR . Spokesperson Liz Throssell told journalists in Geneva ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 15: Right to Nationality

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:08 pm | UNHCHR

Article 15: Right to Nationality On the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital, Ho Chi Minh City, an elderly man revealed his most fervent wish: “just one simple hope – that when I died I could get a death certificate, to prove that I ever existed.” ... More >>

Experts call for end to global epidemic of femicide

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 12:01 pm | UNHCHR

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2018 Experts call for end to global epidemic of femicide GENEVA (23 November 2018) – In a joint statement issued ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 14: Right to Asylum

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 12:00 pm | UNHCHR

Article 14: Right to Asylum In 1950, two years after the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), it created the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The agency was to have three years to help the ... More >>

Climate Finance Increased in 2015–2016

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:52 am | UNFCCC

UNFCCC Press Release: Climate Finance Increased in 2015–2016 https://unfccc.int/news/climate-finance-increased-in-2015-2016 UN Climate Change News, 23 November 2018 – The Summary and Recommendations on the 2018 biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows of the Standing Committee ... More >>

Prime Minister O’Neill Issues Era Kone Statement

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:21 am | APEC

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill issued a statement following the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting . More >>

Unions Demand Paid Leave for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:19 am | Public Services International

Unions Demand Paid Leave for Survivors of Domestic Violence and stronger protection against violence and harassment at work. November 25 - Public sector unions in the Asia Pacific region have launched a campaign for universal paid leave for survivors ... More >>

Yemen fighting nears vital hospital in port city of Hudaydah

Friday, 23 November 2018, 2:32 pm | United Nations

Top UN officials sound alarm as Yemen fighting nears vital hospital in port city of Hudaydah More >>

Trial of Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Movement’ Leaders

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:23 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, November 22, 2018 — UN Watch today called on the Hong Kong government to drop charges issued against nine demonstrators from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement on grounds that the trial breaches China's latest pledges before ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 13: Freedom of Movement

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:21 am | UNHCHR

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 13: Freedom of Movement Article 13: Freedom of Movement After the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in Somalia in 1991, conflict and drought forced more than 15 percent of the country’s entire population from ... More >>

States have legal obligations on climate change

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:19 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 November 2018) – Ahead of a crucial climate change meeting next month, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has sent an open letter to all States warning that “human rights are under threat from a force which challenges ... More >>

Rich nations urged to step up

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:11 am | Greenpeace

MAJURO , Nov 23, 2018 - The developing nations most at risk due to climate change have urged the leaders of the world’s biggest polluting countries to step up their ambition to match the scale of the climate crisis. More >>

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record

Friday, 23 November 2018, 9:59 am | United Nations

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal of this trend, responsible ... More >>

Bank of Georgia is first JCB card acquiring bank in Georia

Friday, 23 November 2018, 8:49 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Tbilisi, Georgia and Tokyo, Japan, Nov 22, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Bank of Georgia, the leading bank in Georgia, are proud to announce that Bank of Georgia ... More >>

Future of our planet hinges on action by today’s youth

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:55 pm | United Nations

Protecting the planet rests on this generation’s youth and their inclination “to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable,” especially in the combat against climate change, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told university ... More >>