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UN encourages Korean leaders to act swiftly

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 12:19 pm | United Nations

UN encourages Korean leaders to act swiftly on agreements at ‘historic’ summit Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps President Moon Jae-in (right) of the Republic of Korea greets Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong-Un of the Democratic ... More >>

WWF wins an important court case for Pirin

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 12:10 pm | WWF

SOFIA, 27 April 2018 – WWF and other NGOs of the For the Nature coalition have won a court case against the government of Bulgaria’s plans to open Pirin National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bulgaria’s premier protected area, up to ... More >>

CTBTO Statement on Korea

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 12:08 pm | CTBTO

Statement by Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Vienna, 27 April 2018 More >>

Canada: UN expert urges new measures

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 11:48 am | UNHCHR

Canada: UN expert urges new measures to target gender-based violence, especially against indigenous women More >>

Israel must address excessive use of force, Zeid says

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 11:46 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 April 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on Israel to ensure that its security forces do not resort to the use of excessive force, following the many deaths and injuries sustained by ... More >>

Deaths in custody reinforce concerns about structural racism

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 11:46 am | UNHCHR

UN human rights experts says deaths in custody reinforce concerns about ‘structural racism’ in UK More >>

Lithuania Could Win the Best ICO Regulatory Framework War

Saturday, 28 April 2018, 11:20 am | ThinkMarkets

Lithuania Could Win the Best ICO Regulatory Framework War Bitcoin is still very far off from its all-time high and a lot of this was mainly due to the reason that regulators tightened the screw to weed out the scammers from the market - to protect ... More >>

APEC Expedites Arrival of Innovative Medical Products

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:00 pm | APEC

Singapore, 27 April 2018 The safety and availability of cutting-edge health treatments in the Asia-Pacific is getting an important boost. More >>

Global Salmon Initiative Publish Sustainability Data

Friday, 27 April 2018, 12:25 pm | Global Salmon Initiative

THE PATH TO THE FUTURE WE ALL WANT – STARTS WITH TRANSPARENCY Global Salmon Initiative Members Publish 5th Year of Sustainability Data Brussels, Belgium – April 26, 2018, 10:00 CET: The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) continues on its pathway to a more ... More >>

Lebanon’s Politicians insist Syrian Refugees return Home now

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:40 am | Franklin Lamb

These are the words perhaps most regularly heard by Meals for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon (MSRCL ) volunteers and other NGO’s who work with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. And expressed by orphan children’s fellow squatters and remaining extended ... More >>

PNG: Refugee health crisis looming

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:28 am | Amnesty International

On Monday 30 April the Australian government is expected to end its contract with International Health and Medical Services (IHMS), which provides healthcare for the refugees and asylum seekers Australia has sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kate Schuetze, ... More >>

It’s Time to Change the Rules

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:25 am | ITUC

One hundred and fifty years ago, workers in Britain came together to create the world’s first national trade union centre, the TUC, in the city of Manchester. They, and working people in many other places at that time, laid the first foundations ... More >>

Cartoons By Steve Bolton

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 4:50 pm | Steve Bolton

Cartoons by Steve Bolton: North Korea More >>

Asia-Pacific Enterprises Lead the way

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 4:25 pm | Avaya

Asia-Pacific Enterprises Lead the way in Digital Disruption: Avaya/IDC Research 29% of companies in Asia-Pacific believe they are disrupting their market by implementing new digital technologies and business models – ahead of counterparts in EMEA and ... More >>

UN chief calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:37 pm | United Nations

At Security Council, UN chief calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities to prevent conflict, address root causes More >>

Pacific Economic Ministers cautioned on NZ's PACER-Plus view

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:19 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) has cautioned Pacific Economic Ministers about the comments by New Zealand Foreign Affairs Under Secretary, Fletcher Tabuteau in regards to the flexibilities for Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in the regional ... More >>

DPRK’s suspension of missile tests

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:17 am | United Nations

DPRK’s suspension of missile tests should lead to ‘irreversible’ commitment to ban nuclear testing – UN-backed treaty body More >>

UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for war-ravaged Syria

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:15 am | United Nations

UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for war-ravaged Syria; leaders underscore need for political solution More >>

Human Rights are key to progress in North Korea talks

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:12 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (25 April 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has warned the States involved in any denuclearisation negotiations that avoiding the topic of human ... More >>

Reaching every child in the Pacific with vaccines vital

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:11 am | UNICEF

25 April 2018, Suva - Vaccines keep children alive and healthy by protecting them against disease. Yet in 2016, an estimated 1.4 million children under five died globally from vaccine-preventable diseases, including 1,700 children under five in the Pacific. More >>

Fresh groundwater potential discovered in Cook Islands

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:35 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A backup water source to support the communities of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands to access safe and clean drinking water during drought conditions has recently been investigated. More >>

Pacific Social and Environmental Responsibility Policy

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:21 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Nouméa, New Caledonia – A Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) policy applies to all the work of the Pacific Community (CPS) since 3 April 2018. On that date it was approved by SPC Director-General, Colin Tukuitonga. The SER policy aims ... More >>

Pacific maritime leaders see community based approach as key

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:20 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea- Participants at the Third Domestic Ship Safety Forum have recommended adopting a community based approach involving end users of domestic ship services to improve safety at sea. More >>

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion a year

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:34 pm | United Nations

Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday, urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing. The need is all the more pressing ... More >>

UN enlists youth in combat against violent extremism

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:32 pm | United Nations

UN enlists youth in combat against violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia With one in four of the world’s 1.2 billion youth affected by some sort of violence or armed conflict, the United Nations on Tuesday launched a project to ... More >>

UN-EU conference on future of Syria opens in Brussels

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:31 pm | United Nations

UN-EU conference on future of Syria opens in Brussels with urgent call for international support More >>

Vaccines are protecting more children, but millions miss out

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:29 pm | United Nations

Vaccines are protecting more children than ever, but millions still miss out on routine immunizations – UN More >>

New UN-backed action plan promotes hiring of refugees

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:27 pm | United Nations

A newly-launched action plan that encourages employers to expand job opportunities for refugees aims to be a “win-win situation” for both sides, as well as host communities, according to a senior United Nations official. Launched on Tuesday by ... More >>

The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 11:09 am | Ramzy Baroud

The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago By Ramzy Baroud Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had ... More >>

Iran: FIFA Called on to Enforce Human Rights

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:53 am | ITUC

Brussels, 24 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with several union and civil society organisations, is calling on FIFA to ensure that its human rights policy is fully respected, and ensure that Iran ends ... More >>

Sudan: UN expert raises concerns about violence

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:51 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Sudan: UN expert raises concerns about violence against women, calls for legal reform KHARTOUM (24 April 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other ... More >>

High Commissioner for Human Rights: Yeman and Nicaragua

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In Yemen, at least 45 people, reportedly all civilians, have been killed by airstrikes in three separate incidents over the past four days. The dead include women and children. Many others were injured. More >>

Enoch Powell: Blood Speeches and Anniversaries

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:32 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“What struck me re-reading it, and thinking back to how I felt at the time, was how in a way the ghost of Enoch Powell still stalks British politics.” Lord Hain , BBC, April 15, 2018 More >>

A new bond with nature is goal of UN’s Mother Earth Day

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 12:06 pm | United Nations

Harmony with Nature – living a better quality of life while minimizing the use of toxic materials and preserving natural resources – was the focus of the International Mother Earth Day celebration Monday at the United Nations. More >>

UN chief condemns airstrikes on civilians in Yemen

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 10:25 am | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation into recent airstrikes on civilians in Yemen, which claimed at least 50 lives, including children, and injured many others. More >>

APEC, Business Pursue Bold Trade Actions for Changing Times

Monday, 23 April 2018, 5:56 pm | APEC

Faced with increasing protectionism and digital disruption in global trade, officials from APEC member economies and the Asia-Pacific business community are preparing bold actions to equip the world’s growth engine for change. More >>

Outrage and ‘revulsion’ voiced by UN over suicide attack

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:39 pm | United Nations

A suicide attack on a voter-registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul which left at least 30 dead on Sunday, has been condemned by the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMA. More >>

Guterres hails predecessor Dag Hammarskjöld

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:41 am | United Nations

Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday described his predecessor Dag Hammarskjöld as his “fundamental inspiration,” who should be regarded as the “central reference” point for the whole United Nations ideal today. More >>

Secretary-General on Afghanistan

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:16 am | United Nations

The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack on a voter registration centre in Kabul which claimed the lives of many civilians. More >>

CTBTO on North Korea

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 11:46 am | CTBTO

Statement by Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Vienna, 21 April 2018 More >>

‘We need accountability’ to end crime of chemical weapons

Sunday, 22 April 2018, 11:44 am | United Nations

‘We need accountability’ to end the crime of chemical weapons use in Syria, says Guterres More >>

Tehran’s Syria-Lebanon project is collapsing the Rial

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:24 pm | Franklin Lamb

“Leave Syria, think about us!” and “No to Yemen! No to Lebanon and Hezbollah! Our lives for Iran!” are among graffiti sentiments scrawled across Tehran. The campaign is being led by students, unemployed workers, and other detractors of Iran’s ... More >>

South Sudan: ‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:24 pm | United Nations

‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’ senior UN peacekeeping official says visiting South Sudan More >>

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:21 pm | United Nations

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst ‘yet to come,’ warns UN agency More >>

Abduction and killing of media workers near Ecuador-Colombia

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:21 pm | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the kidnapping and killing of three media workers near the border between Ecuador and Colombia, confirmed on 13 April, as well as the subsequent kidnapping of two other Ecuadorian nationals. More >>

Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:18 pm | United Nations

Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon More >>

Action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:16 pm | United Nations

Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned . More >>

French Nationality Ranked Highest in the World

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:09 pm | Henley and Partners

French Nationality Ranked Highest in the World ________________________________________ France’s quality of nationality is the best in the world, according to the 3rd edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), ... More >>

Mongolia: water and sanitation issues

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12:57 pm | UNHCHR

Mongolia: UN expert urges government to remedy water and sanitation issues in rural and ‘Ger’ areas More >>

Party of the Citizens Of Europe Passes Resolution On Syria

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:07 pm | PACE - The Party of the Citizens of Europe

Considering that the use of chemical weapons in Syria constitutes a war crime, the persons responsible of which shall have to be judged by a competent court, as soon as the conditions will be met; More >>

U.S. Military Support For Thailand's Junta

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's coup-installed Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will be in Washington from April 22-27 to meet Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis, boosting the junta despite demands for elections, ... More >>

Clamouring against Russia: The Cyber Attack Platform

Friday, 20 April 2018, 1:33 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In a time when such revelations as those of Edward Snowden pass a person’s lips with ease and awareness, political clamouring for action and measures against Russia on the subject of cyber attack seem risible. This is not to say that Russia does ... More >>

Bridging the gap in the world of cocoa

Friday, 20 April 2018, 1:24 pm | PHAMA

On the shelves of a quaint, little bakery in the town of Orford in Suffolk, England, bars of single-origin chocolate dressed in neat brown packages are lined up in rows. This is the home of Pump Street Bakery Chocolate, an award-winning brand of bean-to-bar ... More >>

Ombudsperson solves problems in a 'cloak of confidentiality'

Friday, 20 April 2018, 11:12 am | United Nations

Sometimes sparks can fly in the crossroads between creativity and conflict. For this reason, the United Nations has an Ombudsperson, who helps guide friction into productive solutions. More >>

USP 'epoppers' raise Pacific climate awareness

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:48 am | Pacific Media Centre

REGION: USP 'epoppers' raise Pacific climate awareness with cellphones http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-usp-epoppers-raise-pacific-climate-awareness-cellphones-10134 More >>

Colombia’s congressional elections ‘a clear step forward’

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:44 am | United Nations

UN Mission chief calls Colombia’s congressional elections ‘a clear step forward’ in peace process More >>

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:41 am | United Nations

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases – UN agency Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency said Thursday after a successful test releasing sterile ... More >>

The ITUC calls on measures to prevent next recession

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

IMF and World Bank meetings: The ITUC calls on measures to prevent a next recession and protect workers’ rights Brussels, 19 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Despite the IMF’s forecast this week that the present phase of stronger economic growth will ... More >>

Tunisia: A country in transition with hope and challenges

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:56 am | UNHCHR

Tunisia: A country in transition with hope and challenges, says UN expert TUNIS (19 April 2018) - Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights ... More >>

Journalists in Yemen targeted by all parties

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 7:59 pm | Euro-Med Monitor

Euro-Med: Journalists in Yemen targeted by all parties, three killed in one day Geneva- The continued targeting of journalists and media outlets in Yemen by conflicting parties is deeply alarming, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The ... More >>