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Tourism on the Rise in Papua New Guinea

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:30 am | IFC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, May 23, 2019 — New research shows there were almost 95,000 visitors arriving by air in Papua New Guinea, PNG, in 2018, who generated more than PGK $690 million (USD$205 million) of spending flowing into the country’s ... More >>

Employing women boosts profits by up to 20% - UN

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:59 am | UN News

With potential to boost profits by up to 20 per cent, a woman’s place is at work, says UN labour agency More >>

Fools’ Errands

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:17 am | David Swanson

Albion Winegar Tourgée may be best known now, though not in his lifetime, as the lead attorney in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, which was a set-up, a staged incident, with the cooperation even of the railroad company, to get a man arrested for sitting ... More >>



PT Astrindo Nusantara Targets EBITDA of USD160 Million

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:07 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN

JAKARTA, May 23, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk (IDX: BIPI) is increasingly focused on the integrated energy infrastructure business, a transition reflected in BIPI's Q1 2019 Financial Report. More >>

UN expert laments UK’s doubling down on anti-poor policy

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:56 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 May 2019) - The UK Government’s policies have led to the systematic immiseration of millions across Great Britain, the UN’s expert on poverty and human rights said in a report released today, calling for a new vision that embodies compassion ... More >>

WHO singles out Israel as only violator of health rights

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:41 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, May 22, 2019 — The annual assembly of the UN's World Health Organization today voted 96 to 11 for a resolution —co-sponsored by the Arab bloc and the Palestinian delegation—that singled out Israel over “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian ... More >>

Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse climate change

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:40 am | UN News

The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That warning comes as the world marks the International Day for Biological ... More >>

ESR enlarges footprint in Singapore REIT market

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:20 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

ESR enlarges footprint in Singapore REIT market investing in Sabana REIT and its Manager More >>

ACROMEC Subsidiary Acropower signs with Chew's Agriculture

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:11 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

ACROMEC Subsidiary Acropower signs with Chew's Agriculture to build-own-operate a Waste-to-Energy Plant More >>

Pacific Feminists Commit to Action Plan for Change

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 8:10 pm | PFF

Pacific feminists celebrated and reaffirmed their commitment towards sustaining solidarity, strengthening resistance and revolution for gender equality, human rights and justice at the closing of the 2nd Pacific Feminist Forum (PFF). More >>

3rd World Intelligence Congress Stresses AI Role in Growth

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5:44 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

TIANJIN, China, May 22, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 3rd World Intelligence Congress (WIC 2019), a forum for exchange and cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence, emphasized the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the economic and social growth ... More >>

Conservation crisis declared for albatrosses and petrels

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:07 pm | Humane Society International

Governments and experts at the UN Agreement for Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) meeting in Brazil have declared they are dealing with an albatross and petrel conservation crisis for which urgent action is required. Albatross and petrels are ... More >>

US Accuses Syria Of Chemical Attacks As Narrative Crumbles

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:02 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

US Accuses Syria Of More Chemical Attacks Just As Chemical Weapons Narrative Crumbles More >>

NetDragon Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:03 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

NetDragon Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Innovation & Technology Driving Strategy Upgrades More >>

Three HKTDC Initiatives Boost Local Start-up Ecosystem

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:01 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) ran three initiatives in May as part of its annual 'International Start-up Week', with the aim of cultivating a vibrant start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong. The HKTDC initiatives included the launch of the ... More >>

Tonga: Third operation to support economic resilience

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6:58 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2019—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million grant for the last in a series of three operations that are supporting the government of Tonga to improve the management of public finances, ... More >>

Remote Irish Island Invites New Zealanders To Connect

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:31 am | Boys and Girls

In a world where business is more global than ever, and the growing trend towards remote working means we are even more in control of where we choose to live and raise a family, we have a story that may interest you. More >>

Huawei on US Executive Order, Commerce Dept Decision

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:03 am | Huawei

Media statement regarding the decision by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce [16 May 2019] More >>

Addition of Huawei and affiliates to the Entity List 16/5/19

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:44 am | US Department of Commerce

Effective May 16, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) to the Entity List. Huawei has been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting ... More >>

2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 3:34 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success Suva, May 17, 2019 - The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held on May 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand, was one of the best that the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has convened in recent years according ... More >>

APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Joint Statement

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:43 am | APEC

Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Joint Statement 2019 1. We, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade, met in Viña del Mar, Chile from 17-18 May 2019 to discuss key regional and global trade issues, and to ... More >>

Secretary-General’s on his visit to the Pacific

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:41 am | United Nations

Over the past week, I have witnessed first-hand the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Island States. They contribute very little to the global climate emergency and yet, they are the ones that are being most affected. For some of them, climate ... More >>

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 5:29 pm | United Nations

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council More >>

Deadly Yemen airstrikes claim children’s lives

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:53 pm | United Nations

Deadly Yemen airstrikes that claim children’s lives in capital Sana’a, strongly condemned by UN More >>

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’: UN chief

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’ UN chief tells island nation facing existential threat from rising seas More >>

Nicaragua Praised in UN Human Rights Review

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:32 pm | UN Watch

Valdrack Jaentschke, Nicaragua’s vice minister of foreign affairs, presented the country’s report to the Human Rights Council on May 15, 2019. More >>

Unions are flying the flag for equality

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:26 pm | ITUC

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), trade unions reaffirm their commitment to expressing solidarity through diversity: no discrimination, no exceptions. The ITUC celebrates the progress that has been made towards equality, ... More >>

Sustaining Economic Growth is a Delicate Balancing Act

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:55 am | APEC

As trade tensions undermine global trade, investment and output, growth in the APEC region is expected to moderate to 3.8 per cent in 2019, down from 4.1 per cent in 2018, says a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit . More >>

Continued Economic Cooperation for Continued Growth

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:54 am | APEC

Trade ministers from member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are convening in Chile, host of APEC 2019, to strengthen regional economic integration, against a backdrop of slowing trade growth. More >>

Denying Palestinian Athlete Visa Contradicts UK Commitments

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:47 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Euro-Med: Denying Palestinian Athlete UK Visa Contradicts UK Commitments and Policy Geneva - In a letter addressing the Comité International Olympique CIO, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor condemned the decision by the British Consulate in Jerusalem ... More >>

Euro-Med addresses UN Rapporteur to provide protection

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:46 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva – An urgent letter was sent to Mr. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, by the Euro-Med Monitor for Human Rights regarding death threats to Almoaaz Sadek Warshfani, a Libyan lawyer and human rights ... More >>

Sudan: UN expert condemns excessive use of force at protests

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:39 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 May 2019) – A UN human rights expert* has condemned reports of excessive use of force this week against protesters seeking a civilian-led transition in Sudan. Reports said at least six people were killed and about 100 injured. More >>

UN budget shortfalls seriously undermine work

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:38 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (17 May 2019) — The ten United Nations human rights treaties are legally binding treaties, adopted by the UN General Assembly and ratified by States. Each Treaty establishes a treaty body (or Committee) comprising elected independent experts ... More >>

Kazakhstan: UN expert urges reform of law and practice

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:37 am | UNHCHR

NUR-SULTAN (17 May 2019) – An independent UN expert welcomed Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and Iraq earlier this month and urged other states with citizens in the region to follow that humanitarian initiative. More >>

Medical innovations lead to booming sector in Hong Kong

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 11:24 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Medical innovations lead to booming sector in Hong Kong The "Biomedical Technologies that are Changing Healthcare" seminar was held as part of the 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade ... More >>

Geylang Serai Dazzles with close to 50 Light Installations

Friday, 17 May 2019, 5:28 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Geylang Serai Dazzles with close to 50 Light Installations for Hari Raya Light Up 2019 More >>

Towards a Fiji that respects and protects human rights

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:45 pm | NGO Coalition on Human Rights

NGO Coalition on Human Rights in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia today. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NGO Coalition on Human Rights Towards a Fiji that respects and protects human rights NGOCHR: Protect ... More >>

Bob Hawke: Misunderstood in Memoriam

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:10 pm | Binoy Kampmark

What a cheeky way of going. Death is rarely a matter of good timing but it can be part of a good career move or, as Robert J. Hawke’s passing might prove, the perfect conclusion to his political party’s attempt to reclaim office. Having shuffled ... More >>

APEC Statement on the passing of Bob Hawke

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:01 pm | APEC

Statement on the passing of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke Issued by the APEC Secretariat Singapore, 17 May 2019 The APEC Secretariat expresses our deepest sympathies on the passing of the very charismatic Australian leader and former Australian ... More >>

On Nigel Woodley's advertisement in the NZ Herald

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:10 pm | Palestine Human Rights Campaign NZ

In a full-page advertisement published in The New Zealand Herald on Tuesday, Pastor Nigel Woodley of theFlaxmere Christian Fellowship expressed the view that the United Nations should step aside and “allow honest negotiations to go ahead between the ... More >>

Don’t Iraq Iran

Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:51 am | David Swanson

http://davidswanson.org/dont-iraq-iran/ If Iran had spent the last few decades lying about and threatening the United States, and had attacked and built military bases in Canada and Mexico, and had imposed sanctions on the United States that were creating ... More >>

HKTDC Medical and Healthcare Fair finishes three-day run

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:18 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, May 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries ... More >>

11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day opens today

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:16 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, May 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The opening ceremony for the ... More >>

Politicians, journalists condemn O’Neill social media move

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:17 pm | Pacific Media Watch

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/png-politicians-journalists-condemn-o-neill-social-media-crackdown-plan-10352 More >>

Euro-Med documents mass killings of civilians in Yemen

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:08 pm | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor expressed deep concern about the increased intensity of military confrontations in the southern governorate of Ad Dali’, resulting in the death and injury of dozens of civilians amid large waves ... More >>

UNSG's joint press encounter with Prime Minister of Fiji

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:59 pm | United Nations

Thank you, your Excellency Honourable Prime Minister, for your words and especially thank you very much for the extremely warm hospitality I have been enjoying in your wonderful country. More >>

UN Secretary-General's address to Fijian Parliament

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:25 pm | United Nations

I was in parliament for 26 years of my life. Six and a half of them as Prime Minister. More >>

President declare national emergency on ICT supply chain

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 11:18 am | The White House

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain” as part of his commitment to protecting the information and communications technology and services ... More >>

ALRANZ Deplores Alabama’s Abortion Bill

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:33 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa deplores the Alabama senate’s passage of a bill that makes abortion care illegal even in cases of rape or incest. More >>

11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day opens tomorrow

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:28 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The 11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opens tomorrow and runs for two days (16 and 17 May) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). A media tour was held today to announce ... More >>

Secretary-General's remarks to the press at Pacific Forum

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6:32 pm | United Nations

Secretary-General's remarks to the press with Pacific Islands Forum Troika (President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, and Prime Minister of Tuvalu ,Enele Sosene Sopoaga) and Pacific Island Forum Secretary-General, ... More >>

Secretary-General’s remarks at the closing of PIF

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 5:37 pm | UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Secretary-General’s remarks at the closing of High-Level Political Dialogue of the Pacific Island Forum More >>

Protecting Facebook Live from Abuse, Investing Research

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:33 pm | Facebook

Following the horrific terrorist attacks in New Zealand, we’ve been reviewing what more we can do to limit our services from being used to cause harm or spread hate. As a direct result, starting today, people who have broken certain rules on Facebook ... More >>

Modern Merchants of Death: The NSO Group, Spyware and Rights

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:13 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Arms manufacturers of old, and many of the current stable, did not care much where their products went. The profit incentive often came before the patriotic one, and led to such dark suspicions as those voiced by the Nye Committee in the 1930s. Known ... More >>

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:10 pm | UN News

Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens ... More >>

Extinction Rebellion Behind OMV Hoax

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 1:55 pm | Extinction Rebellion

We, activists of international environmentalist group Extinction Rebellion, are behind the OMV hoax recently causing confusion among journalists around the world. More >>

EU Overshoot Day 2019

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:46 am | World Wildlife Fund

EU Overshoot Day 2019: If EU Consumption was the Global Norm, the Earth’s Annual Budget Would be Exhausted on 10 May More >>

UN urges financial isolation of Myanmar military

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:34 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar urges financial isolation of Myanmar military More >>

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:10 am | UN News

Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international community ... More >>

Kingsoft Announces 2019 First Quarter Results

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9:35 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, May 14, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; HKEx stock code: 03888), a leading Chinese software and Internet service company, has announced its unaudited quarterly results for the three ... More >>