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The Million Parts per Trillion Tour

Friday, 8 March 2019, 3:08 pm | David Swanson

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The World has lost a Beautiful Soul

Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:05 pm | Lois Griffiths

I was saddened today to learn of the sudden death of Swedish human rights activist, singer Divina Levrini. I became aware of this young woman when researching the background of participants in the Freedom flotilla 2018 to Gaza. She was one of the participants. More >>

REC Group Reacts to Hanwha Q-Cells Press Release

Friday, 8 March 2019, 11:12 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

MUNICH, Mar 8, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - REC Group has learned from media reports circulating since March 5, that Hanwha Q-Cells has filed lawsuits against REC Group in the US and in Germany based on alleged patent infringement and has approached ... More >>

UN Secretary-General Message for International Women's Day

Friday, 8 March 2019, 10:04 am | UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse ... More >>

Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top

Friday, 8 March 2019, 10:02 am | United Nations

Women’s job opportunities have barely improved since the early 1990s, UN labour experts said on Thursday, warning that female workers are still penalized for having children and looking after them. More >>

MIROMODA alum shows collection in Paris

Friday, 8 March 2019, 9:26 am | Miromoda

It maybe a few weeks until its annual fashion design competition in June and Showcase at NZ Fashion Week in August, but celebrations of the tenth year of MIROMODA kicked off early with one of its alum showing at the Oxford Fashion Studio Paris on Monday. More >>

Shark Report Card shows Australia must do better

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:53 pm | Humane Society International

The publication of Australia's first ever ' Shark Report Card ' has been welcomed by leading shark conservation groups. The report highlights serious conservation concerns for Australia's iconic marine species, including endangered scalloped hammerhead ... More >>

Women speak: To be a woman and to be in India

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:47 pm | Citizen News Service

Is the situation dismal? In a survey of experts done in 2018, India ranks as the world’s most dangerous country for women. It had ranked 4th in the same survey done 7 years ago. The Global Gender Gap Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum placed ... More >>

FFA Embraces the call to action for a "balance for better"

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:12 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we recognise that the theme “Balance for Better” – a call to action for driving gender balance across the world – resonates with our own FFA vision. More >>

The Cardinal Can Do No Wrong: George Pell’s Defenders

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:08 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The powerful have always had defenders. Power seeps into the system, corrupts, controls and, ultimately, assumes an authority that does wonders to destroy an appraisal of fairness. To be there is to assume that matters are natural, a habit. As David Hume ... More >>

China to develop platform economy; Zall to further develop

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 2:06 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

New businesses and new models are emerging with the wide application of modern information technology, such as Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence in the field of circulation and production. The platform economy is an example of circulation ... More >>

Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Meeting in Fiji

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 1:27 pm | Pacific Community - SPC

Delegates from ten Pacific Island countries are gathering in Suva, Fiji this week for the inception and planning meeting of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Scaling up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+ SUPA) project. More >>

Specialists highlight need to improve Audiology in Pacific

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 1:21 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Ear, Nose, Throat & Audiology experts from 6 Pacific Island Countries (PICS) and partners from Australia and New Zealand successfully reviewed their Ear, Nose Throat (ENT) and Audiology regional progress and mapped out a plan for the future ... More >>

Whitefly – Espionage Group has Singapore in its Sights

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:19 am | Symantec

Symantec can now reveal the perpetrators of last’s years cyber attack on Singapore’s largest public health organisation, SingHealth. More >>

Security Council discusses chemical weapons use in Syria

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:16 am | UN News

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial ... More >>

Her Majesty The Queen to lead Commonwealth Day celebrations

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:16 am | Royal Commonwealth Society

Press Release: Her Majesty The Queen to lead Commonwealth Day celebrations in the United Kingdom More >>

Bachelet concerned about approval of law-restricting NGOs

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday expressed concern about the possible approval by the Guatemalan Congress of a bill amending the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations for Development, that would greatly limit the work ... More >>

Without tackling inequality, major issues go unsolved

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:57 am | UN News

Without tackling ‘gross inequalities’ major issues will go unsolved, warns UN rights chief Bachelet More >>

Sarawak natives appeal to palm oil importing countries over

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:50 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

Leaders of Sarawak’s Penan and Berawan people have written to the embassies of major palm oil – importing countries to stop purchasing Malaysian palm oil until deforestation has come to an end and the issue of Native Customary Rights has been ... More >>

Bachelet urges no amnesty on human rights violators

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:45 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Bachelet urges El Salvador´s legislators to refrain from reinstating amnesty for serious human rights violations More >>

Unions Call for Action on Marine Pollution

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:41 am | ITUC

UN Environment Assembly: Unions Call for Action on Plastics Pollution, Toxic Chemicals and Marine Pollution More >>

The HCHR must release data of firms illegally profiting

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:37 am | Palestine Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: The High Commissioner for Human Rights must release the database of firms profiteering from illegal Israeli settlements w/o further delay More >>

Survival responds to latest Buzzfeed - WWF Revelations

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:27 am | Survival International

Just one day after WWF announced an “investigation” into revelations that the guards it funds have tortured and killed people, Buzzfeed has revealed that WWF commissioned an investigation into similar reports four years ago – and then covered up the ... More >>

Bachelet speaks on global human rights situations in Geneva

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:25 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Bachelet highlights major human rights situations around the world in address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva More >>

Elite Banking at Your Expense: The Truth of Tax Havens

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:18 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money More >>

Has NATO Met Its Match?

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 4:47 pm | David Swanson

Despite claims by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to have defeated its own troops using Facebook (and, really, what plot to take over a high school hasn’t done that ?), the biggest challenge NATO will face this year will probably ... More >>

APEC Business Travel Card to be Further Modernized

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 1:53 pm | APEC

What: Efforts to modernize the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card – which allows card-holders multiple-entry short-term business travel among APEC economies – are underway. The modernization is in in response to the ... More >>

Break taboo around menstruation, act to end discrimination

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 10:04 am | UN News

A group of seven United Nations rights experts issued a clarion call on Tuesday to break the taboo around menstrual health for women and girls that persists in many parts of the world and take concrete action to end “disempowering” discrimination. More >>

Good for Growth: Economic Integration Remains Core of APEC

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:46 am | APEC

With several trade agreements moving forward, as evidenced by progress at the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance, prospects for regional economic integration remain positive for the APEC region, ... More >>

UN Human Rights Office in Burundi closes

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:42 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today announced, with deep regret, that the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi was closed down on Thursday 28 February at the insistence of the Government. More >>

UN expert speaks on deprivation of rights for disabled

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Deprivation of liberty for people with disabilities a massive global rights violation, says UN expert More >>

UN regrets closure of Burundi office following pressure

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:33 am | UN News

UN human rights chief regrets closure of Burundi office following Government pressure More >>

UN expert urges States to protect freedom of expression

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:30 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN expert urges States to protect “mutually reinforcing” freedoms of expression, and religion or belief More >>

Accountability needed to end excessive force in Gaza

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Accountability needed to end excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters in Gaza, says UN expert More >>

Marshall Island CSO Umbrella Body appoints new director

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 4:34 pm | Pacific Islands Association of NGOs

The Marshall Islands Council of Non-Government Organizations (MICNGOs) has appointed Laitia Tamata of Fiji as their new Director. More >>

DOCOMO & DOCOMO ASIA to try Bus-locater Service in Singapore

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 4:15 pm | JCN Newswire

NTT DOCOMO, INC. and NTT DOCOMO ASIA Pte. Ltd. have begun a trial online service to update parents and kindergarten staff about the locations of kindergarten buses on Singapore's roadways. The service is based on DOCOMO's Location Net service. More >>

Rights council discuss air pollution, the ‘silent killer’

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:52 am | UN News

Air pollution, the ‘silent killer’ that claims seven million lives a year: rights council hears More >>

93 million children with disabilities need to be heard

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:51 am | UN News

93 million children with disabilities ‘among the most likely to be left behind’: UN rights chief More >>

States are failing millions mired in housing crisis, says UN

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:48 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

States cannot put themselves forward as human rights leaders while leaving increasing numbers of residents to live and die on their streets, with no means to hold their Governments accountable and with no access to effective remedies, a UN human rights ... More >>

90,000+ Buyers join HKTDC's twin Jewellery Shows

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:10 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (26 Feb to 2 March) and the 36th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (28 Feb to 4 March), both organised by the HKTDC, have drawn to a successful close. The two shows featured ... More >>

Mitsui, GCL-Poly + eVolution Networks announce Joint Venture

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:08 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui"), GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited ("GCL-Poly") and eVolution Networks (now part of eVolution Innovation Group,) today announced the establishment of a joint venture company named Evolution Energy Limited ("eVolution ... More >>

JCB teams up with Robinsons Bank Corporation

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:05 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

JCB teams up with Robinsons Bank Corporation to widen JCB card acceptance in the Philippines More >>

DLA Piper strengthens the future of Law in the Pacific

Monday, 4 March 2019, 8:05 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper strengthens the future of Law in the Pacific. Pacific Island law students learn from top New Zealand lawyer. More >>

SAMOA CSOs supported to influence Post Cotonou negotiations

Monday, 4 March 2019, 5:24 pm | Pacific Islands Association of NGOs

The Samoa Umbrella for NGOs (SUNGO) will be sending its representative, to Brussels this week for the Non State Actor consultations on post cotonou agreement. More >>

Fujitsu Offers Online Biometric Authentication Service

Monday, 4 March 2019, 3:46 pm | JCN Newswire

Fujitsu Limited announced that TEPCO Systems Corporation has adopted Fujitsu's Online Biometric Authentication Service, compliant with the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) next-generation online authentication standard, for their newly developed system(1) ... More >>

Oz-Indonesia trade agreement is good news, only a start

Monday, 4 March 2019, 3:06 pm | Ross Taylor

Oz-Indonesia trade agreement signing is good news; but only the start More >>

Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET

Monday, 4 March 2019, 3:03 pm | AFTINET

Indonesia FTA: Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET More >>

Forum examines impact of new tech on jewellery industry

Monday, 4 March 2019, 9:08 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Industry experts came together at a forum on the second day of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show on Friday (1 March) to discuss how new technology is changing different aspects of the jewellery industry, including design, manufacturing, ... More >>

Pint Sized Pocket Rockets Take Gold Tour Final

Sunday, 3 March 2019, 6:43 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Annabel Francis and Carado GHP showed size really is of no consequence when they soared to victory in the Gold Tour Final at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping in Cambridge. The teen from Taupo and her Aussie import headed off 25 other combinations to take ... More >>

Children still dying in Yemen war, despite partial ceasefire

Sunday, 3 March 2019, 2:17 pm | United Nations

Responding to the violent deaths of five children in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, Henrietta Ford, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ), said that Yemen’s civil war continues to take a “horrific toll” ... More >>

Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Sunday, 3 March 2019, 1:35 pm | Mardi Gras

A fearlessly fabulous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night with an estimated 500,000 spectators lining the streets and on the rooftops and balconies of Oxford Street to cheer on over 12,500 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest ... More >>

Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 6:30 pm | APEC

Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing to Reduce Poverty and Food Insecurity Issued by the Oceans and Fisheries Working Group Santiago, Chile, 1 March 2019 What: Representatives of APEC economies aim to raise global public awareness ... More >>

Euro-Med welcomes report by UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 2:42 pm | Euro-Med Monitor

Euro-Med welcomes report by UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza protests, calls for accountability Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor welcomed Thursday the report of the UN committee investigating Israeli violations against Palestinian ... More >>

Congo: Insecurity and attacks mean Ebola will keep spreading

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1:47 pm | United Nations

Worsening security in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo marked by attacks on Ebola clinics have made it a “given” that the deadly virus will spread further, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Friday. In Geneva, spokesperson Christian ... More >>

20 years on from Mine Ban Treaty, dangers on the rise

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1:45 pm | United Nations

20 years on from landmark Mine Ban Treaty, dangers on the rise to life and limb More >>

Venezuela must guarantee impartial justice

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1:11 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (1 March 2019) – Venezuela must take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence, says a UN human rights expert. More >>

States must bridge privacy gap in intelligence sharing

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1:03 pm | UNHCHR

States must bridge privacy gap in intelligence sharing, says UN human rights expert GENEVA (1 March 2019) - New measures to safeguard personal information exchanged between intelligence services and law-enforcement agencies have been proposed by ... More >>

Fujitsu Successfully Develops New Infrared Tech

Friday, 1 March 2019, 6:03 pm | JCN Newswire

Fujitsu Successfully Develops Technology to Miniaturize High-Sensitivity Infrared Cameras for Autonomous Ship Navigation More >>

High-speed fibre now makes up one quarter of fixed Internet

Friday, 1 March 2019, 5:20 pm | OECD

High-speed fibre now makes up one quarter of fixed Internet in OECD countries More >>

Asia-Pacific and Middle East Airports Showed Moderation

Friday, 1 March 2019, 4:39 pm | ACI Asia Pacific

Passenger traffic across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East recorded growth in December at +3.8% and +2.0% respectively. China remained the largest market in the region even though the general pace of growth in the domestic and international segments ... More >>

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