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Applied Health Research Vital to End Tuberculosis

Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:29 am | CNS

"Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty" said physician and comedian Patch Adams many years ago, but these words have gained even more relevance in the current context and development paradigm. More >>

COP23 Global Climate Action High-Level Event on Energy

Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:26 am | UNFCCC

Energy Leaders from Around the World to Demonstrate Accelerated Action to Implement the Paris Agreement More >>

France: UN privacy expert announces fact-finding visit

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:50 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 November 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, will carry out his first official visit to France from 13 to 17 November, to explore issues including security, surveillance and the use ... More >>

States must act against abusive tax conduct of corporations

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:49 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 November 2017) – International corporations responsible for systematic tax abuse should be downgraded by rating agencies and investment funds in their environmental, social and governance performance, UN human rights experts have said, as information ... More >>

Psychiatrists Admit Harm Done to LGBs By Aversion Therapy

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:48 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has issued a historic statement acknowledging for the first time the harm done to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who were subjected to aversion therapy, the practice of using electric shocks or nausea-inducing drugs ... More >>

Authorities in PNG must allow aid in, must not use force

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 5:04 pm | Amnesty International

Authorities in PNG must allow aid in, must not use force to move refugees out More >>

Agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 4:12 pm | United Nations

8 November 2017 – Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. More >>

ICC prosecutor urges handover of Al-Saiqa brigade commander

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 4:10 pm | United Nations

ICC prosecutor urges handover of Al-Saiqa brigade commander, others wanted for alleged crimes in Libya More >>

Manus Roundup - refugees vs spin from Canberra

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 2:07 pm | Jane Salmon

As it stands, Dutton & PNG authorities insist that the remaining 560 men are to be lured to new facilities Lorengau from the closed RPC next to the naval base in Lombrun. More >>

Pacific Has a Stake in Ocean Activities

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 11:56 am | University Of The South Pacific

As large ocean states, we in the Pacific have a vital stake in what happens to the ocean, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said. More >>

When Illness Matters: Massacre in Texas

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:03 am | Binoy Kampmark

The massacre at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs was, to put it simply, effective and spectacular. It also had the resonances of the primeval, ignoring the sanctity of the church in favour of murder within it. The alleged assailant managed ... More >>

Space Agreement Boosts Cooperation Between UN & UAE

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:56 am | United Nations

8 November 2017 – The United Nations and the United Arab Emirates have underscored their commitment to work together in the peaceful uses of outer space. More >>

Why Israel Shelved the 'Greater Jerusalem Law'

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:54 am | Ramzy Baroud

The postponing of an Israeli Knesset Bill that would have annexed major illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank to the Jerusalem municipality is the result of behind-the-scenes US and, possibly, European pressure. But the story of the so-called ... More >>

Arafat, the Leader I Knew

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:53 am | Jamal Kanj

Thirteen years ago, I published my first article in a major US newspaper, San Diego Union Tribune. It was unwittingly published on the same day news came out of Paris that Yasser Arafat had passed away. The article wasn’t meant to be a eulogy but ... More >>

A New Armistice Day

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:51 am | David Swanson

Exactly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 99 years ago, people across Europe suddenly stopped shooting guns at each other. Up until that moment, they were killing and taking bullets, falling and screaming, moaning and dying. Then ... More >>

Clashes Near Vital Infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:50 am | United Nations

Clashes Near Vital Infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine May Have 'Grave' Impact on Population, UN Warns More >>

First Female Ambassador of Nepal to Visit NZ This Month

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 9:03 am | Nepal Embassy

Ms Lucky Sherpa is coming to New Zealand on 15th of November and will present her credentials to the NZ Government in Wellington on 21st November. She will be in Auckland on the 17th and 18th . More >>

Both ISIL and Syrian Government use chemical weapons

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:56 pm | United Nations

Both ISIL and Syrian Government responsible for use of chemical weapons, UN Security Council told More >>

Security Council re-authorizes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:53 pm | United Nations

7 November 2017 – The Security Council on Tuesday extended the authorization of the European Union-led multinational stabilization force in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an additional year, following an analysis by a United Nations envoy that a resurgence ... More >>

UN Security Council urges ‘comprehensive response’ to piracy

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 12:30 pm | United Nations

7 November 2017 – Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council today called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes. More >>

One-third of Rohingya refugee families vulnerable

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 12:25 pm | United Nations

7 November 2017 – The innovative data collection technology employed by the United Nations refugee agency for the first stage of Rohingya family counting in Bangladesh has revealed a worrying statistic: one-third of the refugee population is vulnerable. More >>

DR Congo: killers of UN experts must be brought to justice

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 12:23 pm | United Nations

7 November 2017 – Reiterating the need to bring to justice the killers of two United Nations expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Security Council urged the country’s authorities to continue to cooperate with investigations into ... More >>

Farmers urged to stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 10:07 am | United Nations

7 November 2017 – Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday. More >>

Boris’ Blunder May Cost British Mum Her Freedom in Iran

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 10:00 am | Struan Stevenson

The dangerous gaffe by Boris Johnson that has led to the jailed hostage Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe facing an extra five years in a hellhole Iranian prison is inexcusable. The British Foreign Secretary is well known for his gaffes, but making an ill-advised ... More >>

Humanitarian Blockade in Yemen Putting Millions at Risk

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:47 am | United Nations

7 November 2017 – A blockade on basic supplies to war-ravaged Yemen is threatening millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More >>

Sharp Rise in Attacks on Places of Worship in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:45 am | United Nations

7 November 2017 – Afghanistan has seen a sharp increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, with civilian casualties since 2016 representing nearly double the cumulative number of the preceding seven years, the ... More >>

Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledge Valuable to Climate Adaptation

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:35 am | United Nations

7 November 2017 – Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference ( COP23 ) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their ... More >>

UN Agency Helps Dominica Recover From Disaster

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:33 am | United Nations

7 November 2017 – Seven weeks since hurricane Maria made landfall in Dominica and left widespread destruction in its wake, the United Nations migration agency has been supporting local tradespeople with safe construction skills to repair the ... More >>

Malta & Portugal Ranked as Top Investment Migration Programs

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:09 am | Henley and Partners

Malta is ranked as the world’s top citizenship-by-investment program and Portugal as the world’s top residence-by-investment program, according to the Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2017–2018 report, which has become the industry standard ... More >>

Climbers unfurl Manus solidarity banner over Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 5:30 pm | Whistleblowers Activists and Citizens Alliance

https://www.facebook.com/lynne.murphy.148/posts/10155080492916769 [ See also WACA on Twitter: "The amazing women currently on top of a crane at #MelbourneCup @TurnbullMalcolm #EvacuateManus now! https://t.co/Pk9rXPzbcD #auspol #manus https://t.co/W15Oqrr6Fi" ... More >>

Manus Island: Court ruling jeopardises lives

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 4:06 pm | Amnesty International

Critical services - including food, water and medical treatment - must be restored to the more than 600 refugees and vulnerable men inside the Lombrum detention centre on Manus Island before a major tragedy occurs, Amnesty International said today as ... More >>

NEPAL: Rooting out torture requires new measures, mechanisms

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:10 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The routine practice of torture in Nepal is nothing new; decades of work by human rights organizations working on torture and impunity can provide solid examples of the Nepal Police and Nepal Army practicing torture during their work. Despite the ... More >>

Protect environment from wars and conflicts, UN urges

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:07 pm | United Nations

6 November 2017 – Commemorating the international day for lessening the impact of armed conflicts and wars on the environment, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the need to recognize that environment is also a victim ... More >>

Call for Myanmar to end excessive military force in Rakhine

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:04 pm | United Nations

6 November 2017 – Strongly condemning the widespread violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has led to the displacement of over 600,000 members of the country’s minority Muslim Rohingya community, the United Nations Security Council on Monday ... More >>

Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:02 pm | United Nations

Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’ and social media-driven echo chambers – UNESCO report More >>

UN chief extends condolences after Texas shooting

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:01 pm | United Nations

UN chief extends condolences to bereaved families in wake of ‘horrific’ shooting in Texas church More >>

Corruption hits vulnerable; obliterates faith in governance

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:00 pm | United Nations

Corruption hits most vulnerable; obliterates faith in good governance, UN chief tells forum in Vienna More >>

UN Climate Change Conference 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 1:51 pm | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 5 – The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opens on Monday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development ... More >>

US Should Deport Rutgers Professor Who Abetted Genocide

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:52 am | UN Watch

Geneva, Nov. 6, 2017 – An international human rights group today called on Rutgers University to fire Mazen Adi, a professor on war crimes law, on grounds that as a Syrian diplomat and legal advisor he justified the war crimes of the genocidal Assad ... More >>

Harvest Season Provides Meagre Respite to South Sudan

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:49 am | United Nations

6 November 2017 – The current harvest season has not brought enough food to end the hunger crisis in South Sudan, as conflict persists in most of the African country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, the United Nations said Monday. More >>

UN to Examine Crucial Role of Space for Development

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:37 am | United Nations

6 November 2017 – A United Nations meeting opened in Dubai on Monday aiming to examine how the global space community can contribute to international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all people and the planet. More >>

UN Urges US to Halt Execution of Rubén Cárdenas Ramíre

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:27 am | United Nations

UN Experts Urge US to Halt Texas Execution of Mexican Rubén Cárdenas Ramírez More >>

Hong Kong Should Respect Human Rights of Democracy Activists

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:25 am | United Nations

GENEVA (6 November 2017) – A group of UN experts has urged Hong Kong to honour its human rights commitments towards three leading democracy activists when they appeal against their criminal convictions on 7 November. More >>

Saad al-Hariri's Resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:24 am | INSS Insight

In a surprising move during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon. Hariri had scathing words for Hezbollah and Iran, accusing them of plotting his assassination. It appears that this move ... More >>

2017 On Track To Be Second Hottest Year On Record

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:59 am | Greenpeace

Bonn, November 6, 2017: Every region of the world has suffered extreme weather events this year with the alarming news 2017 is on track to be the second hottest year ever recorded demonstrating the need for global leaders at COP23 to take urgent action ... More >>

Pakistan Demands UK Ban Adverts Urging #FreeBalochistan

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:57 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Pressure on Foreign Office, UK ambassador summoned in Pakistan, Attack on freedom of expression, Bid to censor and intimidate More >>

Amazonian Leaders Demand Governments Protect Living Forests

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:37 am | Amazon Watch

Indigenous Amazonian Leaders at COP 23 Demand Governments Protect Living Forests & Keep Oil in the Ground More >>

Governments to agree new UN migration agenda

Monday, 6 November 2017, 6:22 pm | UN ESCAP

Governments to agree new UN migration agenda for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, opened in Bangkok this week with a call ... More >>

Editor autopsy needs independent review - PFF

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:57 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

An autopsy finding no signs of trauma in the death of a Papua New Guinea editor should be independently reviewed, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. “We welcome the autopsy taking place, but challenge a preliminary finding that cause of death ... More >>

Lawyers Urge PNG Army, Navy, To Allow Free Movement

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:32 pm | National Justice Project

Subject: Lawyers Urge PNG Army, Navy, To Allow Free Movement At RPC Lombrun on Manus Pending Legal Action Monday Lawyers Urge PNG Army, Navy, To Allow Free Movement At RPC Lombrun on Manus Pending Legal Action Monday 6/11/17 More >>

Meetings to operationalise Sustainable Development Roadmap

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:18 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

(3 November 2017, Apia, Samoa) The Government of Samoa, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the UN system hosted Pacific Islands Country Representatives in Apia on 1 and 2 November to discuss the delivery of the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable ... More >>

Lebanon: news of Prime Minister's resignation

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:20 am | United Nations

5 November 2017 – Concerned by the news that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has offered to resign, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed the hope that all sides will focus on supporting the continuity of Lebanon's ... More >>

Is Israel Winning “the War Between the Wars”?

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:08 am | Franklin Lamb

Israeli commanders, stationed along Syria’s southern border and the Golan Heights and Quneitra Valley, with some of their forces now operating daily more than 14 km inside Syrian territory, reportedly are expressing plenty of confidence these days. ... More >>

Fallon’s Fall: Sexual Harassment Storm in UK Politics

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:01 am | Binoy Kampmark

Sexual harassment - it’s revelation, that is - is all around at the moment, a toxic cold that is giving political establishments not so much a sneeze as debilitating pneumonia. In Britain, the cold covered various parties, initiating investigations, ... More >>

The Deepening Crisis on Manus

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 12:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

What a weekend it has been. The Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea may well have closed, but the protests, and those resident at the camp, continue to defy and prevaricate. At a protest in Melbourne on Saturday, Australian Greens ... More >>

Manus Pending Legal Action Monday

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 12:32 pm | National Justice Project

Lawyers Urge PNG Army, Navy, To Allow Free Movement At RPC Lombrun on Manus Pending Legal Action Monday http://www.looppng.com/png-news/pngdf-takes-control-processing-centre-69002 The PNG Military has asserted its right to secure the property of RPC Lombrun on ... More >>

My vision for a pollution-free planet

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 3:16 pm | United Nations

For too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to economic growth. But global trends are demonstrating that this is no ... More >>

No time to waste: climate impacts demand response

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 3:03 pm | Greenpeace

Bonn, November 3, 2017 – In a year marked by devastating hurricanes, floods and drought, Greenpeace said real world leaders must stand up at the UN climate talks in Bonn and propel climate action forward or be held accountable for their inaction. More >>

UN climate conference to maintain ambition

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 2:48 pm | United Nations

Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force More >>

Unfolding humanitarian emergency at Manus Island

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 2:27 pm | United Nations

3 November 2017 – The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed its concern over “an unfolding humanitarian emergency” at Australia's offshore detention centre, where refugees and asylum seekers are holding out after the Australian Government's ... More >>