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30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 29: Duty to Your Community

Sunday, 9 December 2018, 12:51 pm | UNHCHR

So far, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has concentrated on rights that every person has simply by virtue of being born human. Now Article 29 says the corollary of rights is duties. We all have a duty to other people, and we should ... More >>

The battle for 1.5 at the UN Climate Conference in Poland

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:23 pm | SPREP

6 December 2018, Katowice, Poland - While only a .5 Degree difference, the level of impacts associated with 2 degree warming versus a 1.5 degree warming are severe. It’s this half a degree difference that matters at the UN Climate Change Conference, ... More >>

COP24: Huge untapped potential in greener construction

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:21 pm | United Nations

Noting some progress in greening the global construction industry, the United Nations environment agency (UNEP) co-released a report on Friday at the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, sounding the alarm on the need for “dramatic action” to ... More >>

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary wins ITUC’s World’s Worst Boss

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:00 pm | ITUC

Copenhagen, 6 December 2018 (ITUC Online): Michael O’Leary was announced as winner of the world’s worst boss at the 4th International Trade Union Confederation World Congress in Copenhagen. The ITUC representing 207 million workers, is meeting in ... More >>

UDHR - Article 28: Right to a Free and Fair World

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:48 pm | UNHCHR

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted in a period, 1946-1948, that was simultaneously filled with optimism, yet overshadowed by the preceding thirty years of disaster – the Great Depression and two world wars. In the view of the ... More >>

We must recommit to UDHR goal for lasting peace

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:47 pm | UNHCHR

UN experts: We must recommit to UDHR goal for lasting peace GENEVA (7 October 2018) – On the occasion of Human Rights Day, independent experts* appointed by the Human Rights Council have underscored the centrality of the Universal Declaration of Human ... More >>

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Papua

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:46 pm | UNHCHR

We are concerned about the large number of arrests – more than 500 – during peaceful demonstrations held to commemorate West Papuan National Day in various locations across Indonesia on 1 and 2 December. We have received reports of security forces ... More >>

Calls on the Philippines to drop charges against Rappler

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:32 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (6 December 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has called on the Philippine authorities to drop charges against online news website Rappler and its Chief Executive, Maria Ressa, saying the charges were being used ... More >>

Bachelet celebrates 70th anniversary of UDHR

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:28 pm | UNHCHR

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary and many achievements of this trailblazing document, High Commissioner Bachelet calls on “each of us to do our part to breathe life into the beautiful dream of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” The statement ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 27

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:26 pm | UNHCHR

Article 27: Right to Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Life The monumental Buddhas of Bamiyan, statues 10 to 16 storeys high hewn from sandstone cliffs, inspired reverence and awe in central Afghanistan for 15 centuries – until the Taliban blew them to ... More >>

20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defender

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:31 am | UNHCHR

Joint statement on the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders GENEVA (6 December 2018) – UN human rights experts* urge all States to fully implement the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders to ensure the freedom of human rights defenders ... More >>

DesignInspire Opens Today

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:04 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Inspiring Hong Kong through Creative Designs and Innovations The second edition of DesignInspire gathers over 230 exhibitors from nine countries and regions, featuring more than 635 designs and projects Other exciting interactive events at DesignInspire ... More >>

80+ IP Experts Gather to Foster R&D Commercialisation

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:00 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

More than 90 companies and organisations are exhibiting at the BIP Asia Forum, offering one-stop IP-business services to participants. They include international IP organisations, technology companies, top-notch research centres, universities and IP service providers. More >>

FIJI REACH Project Exceeds Community Outreach Target

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:40 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Suva, Fiji (06 December 2018) – The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) for Rural and Urban Fijians Project which set out a target of reaching 4,000 Fijians has managed to reach more than double the targeted figure in facilitating citizen’s ... More >>

Agreements to bring Renewable Electricity to Solomons

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:39 pm | World Bank

The World Bank Group has today welcomed the signing of a series of key agreements which will help deliver cheaper and more reliable, renewable energy to Solomon Islands through the Tina River Hydropower Project. More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 26: Right to Education

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 1:17 pm | UNHCHR

In 2002, when the Kenyan government announced free primary school education for all, Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge decided to enroll in Grade One. What’s unusual about that? He was an 84-year-old great-grandfather. A photo on the front page of a Kenyan newspaper ... More >>

Building Island Resilience

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:22 am | PIDF

4 December 2018, Poland: From a Green – Blue Economy perspective, when we speak of resilience, we do not simply imply resilience to climate change although this is an important factor, particularly in the Pacific. When we speak of resilience, ... More >>

COP24-Slow Food

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:14 am | Slow Food International

COP24-Slow Food: "We want clear and mandatory rules for all countries, and consequences for those who withdraw from or do not respect the agreement" The United Nations World Climate Conference (COP24) is currently taking place in Katowice, ... More >>

COP24 Climate and Health Summit

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:10 am | Global Climate and Health Alliance

Katowice, 5 December 2018 :- Global health leaders and policymakers will gather in Katowice during COP24 this Saturday to address the need for urgent, health-focused action, engagement and collaboration, in the face of the greatest health threat of ... More >>

Better aquaculture management rewards Malaysia fish farmers

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:46 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Better aquaculture management rewards Malaysia's fish farmers New study identifies most important factors influencing livelihood of small-scale fish farmers in Malaysia More >>

COP24: A million lives could be saved by 2050

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:30 am | United Nations

Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, ... More >>

In Contempt of Parliament: The Legal Advice of Brexit

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is attrition, suffocation and contortion. While Theresa May’s Brexit program, weak, compromising and cobbled as it is, endures that bit longer, her opponents from within and without government have been essentially undercutting her on various fronts. More >>

Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:24 am | United Nations

Conflict has pushed tens of millions of people into a situation where they are in urgent need of help, the UN’s relief chief said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funds that could top $25 billion to support life-saving aid projects in over 40 countries ... More >>

UN Secretary-General Unleashes New Finance Pledges

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:15 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 4 December 2018 – The United Nations Climate Conference (COP 24) today convened a high-level session launching eight days of focused events and dialogues on Global Climate Action, aimed at building a bridge between government ... More >>

UN experts urge more action on inequalities

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:07 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 December 2018) – UN human rights experts* have issued an urgent call to intensify efforts to combat economic inequality and discrimination. In a statement marking the 32nd anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development on 4 ... More >>

Egypt: UN alarmed by treatment of human rights defenders

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:59 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing condemned the forced evictions, housing demolitions, arbitrary arrest, intimidation and reprisals against persons she met during her official country visit to Egypt from 24 September to 3 October ... More >>

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 >>