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PNG: RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:34 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:27 pm | Greenpeace

PORT VILA, Vanuatu, 22 Nov, 2018 - Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies that continue to contribute to climate change, the nation’s foreign minister has warned, in what could be a world first legal action by a climate vulnerable country. More >>

UN General Assembly President defends migration compact

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:23 pm | United Nations

Addressing recent reports that some countries are backing out of the United Nations global migration compact set to be adopted in December, UN General Assembly President Maria Espinosa on Wednesday defended the accord as a tool that would ensure all migrants ... More >>

One Million Chinese Move Uninvited Into Uighur Homes

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:19 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- China's government sent more than one million majority ethnic Han Chinese to live uninvited in the homes of minority Uighur families in Xinjiang province and report if the Muslims display Islamic or unpatriotic ... More >>

Forgetting Jamal Khashoggi: Donald Trump

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“I never thought I’d see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.” Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), Twitter , Nov 20, 2018 More >>

World Fisheries Day: Vatican calls for roadmap

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:44 am | Apostleship of the Sea

The Vatican has called for the creation of a roadmap to ensure widespread ratification and implementation of the international treaties to tackle trafficking and forced labour in the fisheries sector. More >>

CAR: More than six in 10 people now need urgent aid

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:14 am | United Nations

Central African Republic: UN warns that more than six in 10 people now need urgent humanitarian assistance More >>

People’s Voices to Be Heard at Critical UN Climate Talks

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:09 am | UNFCCC

People’s Voices to Be Heard at Critical UN Climate Talks Bonn/ New York/ Warsaw, 21 November 2018 – The renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough is one prominent advocate of an initiative to bring the voice of millions of citizens around the world ... More >>

Legal changes and climate of hatred threaten migrants

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:07 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 November 2018) – Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives, and are of grave concern, UN human rights experts* said today, urging the Government to reverse course. More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 12: Right to Privacy

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:06 am | UNHCHR

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 12: Right to Privacy Article 12: Right to Privacy Should schools use cameras in the classroom to monitor children’s faces and determine whether they are paying attention? Would you use free WiFi at a street kiosk if you ... More >>

Peru FTA is first test of Labor's new trade policy

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 5:29 pm | AFTINET

Peru FTA is first test of Labor's new trade policy and should be opposed says AFTINET More >>

Savusavu tilapia fish farmers gear up

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:18 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Fish farmers in the Savusavu Tilapia Farmers Cluster took receipt today of gear and equipment used for breeding and nursing baby fish. The equipment will help support new fish stocks as they are introduced into ponds and help ensure they are able to ... More >>

Vision for the China Pacific Tourism Year 2019 now a reality

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:13 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

The tourism industries of SPTO member countries will benefit from the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) through the promotion of the China Pacific Tourism Year 2019 (CPTY). This was announced by President Xi Jinping on Friday when he met with Pacific ... More >>

NutraFuels, Inc Makes Strides

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:28 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

NutraFuels, Inc. (NTFU) Makes Strides to Becoming Fully-Integrated in the Hemp-Derived CBD Sector, Forms Strategic Partnership with Maryland Based Botanical Products Processor More >>

Local EU Statement on Fiji's accession

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:15 pm | Delegation of the European Union to the Pacific

Local EU Statement on Fiji's accession to International Covenants More >>

PNG: ‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:07 pm | Pacific Media Watch

‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of Parliament Haus More >>

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:05 pm | UN News

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances More >>

Australian and PNG leaders must act urgently to save lives

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:15 am | Amnesty International

Papua New Guinea: Australian and PNG leaders must act urgently to save lives on Manus Island More >>

The Tide is Turning: Israel Is Losing on Two War Fronts

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:14 am | Ramzy Baroud

The November 12 botched Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is delineating Tel Aviv’s failure to utilize its army as a tool to achieve Palestinian political concessions. More >>

Stepped up Global Climate Action Can Close the Emissions Gap

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:50 am | UNFCCC

wo key UNFCCC milestone publications released today highlight that success in tackling the global climate crisis can be achieved, but only if public and private sector actions are urgently stepped up. More >>

UN advocates for a strengthening of peacekeeping in Africa

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:49 am | UN News

Citing the “encouraging progress” achieved by United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa – which hosts half of all ongoing missions – UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday called the international community to strengthen cooperation and commitment ... More >>

Millie Bobby Brown to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Ambassador

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:48 am | UN News

On this World Children’s Day , when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador. More >>

Article 11: Presumption of Innocence & International Crimes

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

At first glance, Article 11 says that every human being is innocent until proven guilty, a fundamental element of fair trials and the rule of law, and a concept everyone can understand. But dig a little deeper into this Article, and we uncover a fascinating ... More >>

Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference Opens Today

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:07 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

More than 70 experts and leaders from the logistics and maritime industries are speaking at the eighth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC), which opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two-day conference, ... More >>

ASCC-SSI Announces Awards for Samoan Language Writing

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:11 pm | American Samoa Community College

The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has announced the winners in the annual Gagana Samoa writing competition. Each year, the SSI opens the competition to ASCC students as a means of promoting to literacy ... More >>

Conflict and inequality shape children’s lives in Iraq

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:40 am | UN News

Conflict and inequality remain the defining features of children being raised in Iraq today, according to the first comprehensive survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in seven years. More >>

UN health agency launches action plan as malaria rises

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:38 am | UN News

Targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria are not being met, says the World Health Organization’s ( WHO ) 2018 World malaria report , released on Monday. More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 10: Right to a Fair Trial

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:36 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In the U.S. state of Maryland in 1984, an anonymous woman called police to identify a man shown in a police sketch of a suspect: Kirk Bloodsworth. The former Marine, then 22, was promptly arrested for the gruesome rape and murder of a nine-year-old ... More >>

118 Iraqi and Syrian civilians killed over the last 10 days

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:22 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The continued airstrikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have resulted in atrocities against civilians in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, warning that the airstrikes are conducted in violation of the ... More >>

Ending inequality means ending violence against women

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:00 am | UN News

Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence ... More >>

HKTDC "RetroInnovations" Exhibition Opens at Times Square

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:52 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

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

APEC Leaders Face Challenges Together for Stronger Growth

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 2:54 pm | APEC

Leaders of the 21 APEC member economies opened their annual meeting to take sustained collective action to strengthen Asia-Pacific trade for greater growth and prosperity for all. More >>

Article 8: Right to Remedy

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:33 pm | UNHCHR

The pledge of effective remedy for everyone, found in Article 8, is an intrinsic – if all too often neglected – part of the system of providing justice. “True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice,” said Jane ... More >>

Marshallese call for developed countries to step up

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:30 pm | Greenpeace

More than 100 Marshallese call for developed countries to step up their climate action ahead of CVF Summit Majuro , Marshall Islands, 17 November 2018 - More than 200 Marshallese activists in traditional vessels have rallied off the coast of the nation’s capital, ... More >>

Fiji First Party retains power in sham election

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:27 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Fiji First Party retains power in sham election By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 16 November 2018, original url More >>

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 >>