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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights On Syria

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:39 pm | UNHCHR

We are gravely concerned about the safety of civilians in Aleppo – those who remain in opposition-controlled areas as well as those who have fled to areas under Government control. More >>

UN experts call on Malaysia to stop targeting human rights

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:37 pm | UNHCHR

UN experts call on Malaysia to stop targeting human rights defenders under national security legislation More >>

Navigating Change to Top APEC Agenda Under New Chair

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:24 pm | APEC

Navigating Change to Top APEC Agenda Under New Chair Issued by the APEC Informal Senior Officials' Meeting Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 9 December 2016 – Policy cooperation to reinvigorate trade and economic growth among the 21 APEC member economies in 2017 ... More >>

Cannot remove hunger without functioning public institutions

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:22 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

ASIA: Cannot remove hunger without functioning public institutions The year 2016 has proved to be a difficult year in terms of food and livelihood security for the poor and marginalized communities across Asia. There have even been reverses in food ... More >>

NEPAL: Unceasing choreography of injustice

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:20 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Just like 2015 and the years prior, 2016 has been no different in terms of human rights, rule of law, and functioning of justice institutions in Nepal. Rather, the legacy of human rights and justice institution collapse has remained intact, with ... More >>

PAKISTAN: One step forward, two steps backward

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:19 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

This year’s theme for the Human Rights Day is 'Stand up for someone's rights today! The statement could not be better suited to what is happening in Pakistan, where human rights defenders are being increasingly targeted for speaking out. Branded ... More >>

Islands reject EU proposal for access to fishing trade

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:17 pm | Parties to the Nauru Agreement

Denarau, Fiji 9 December 2016: Pacific islands rejected a proposal during this week’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting in Fiji that would have given distant water fishing fleets an unfair competitive advantage in negotiating ... More >>

UN Human Rights Day: Remember the victims of genocide

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:13 pm | ADF International

> Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December > ADF International calls for protection of persecuted in the Middle East More >>

“Persistent” economic challenges continued to weigh on trade

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:18 pm | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo’s annual overview of developments in the international trading system highlights the “persistent” global economic challenges in 2016 that continue to weigh on international trade. The report, which was discussed at ... More >>

Call for Nominations for $100,000 Anti-Corruption Prize

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:15 pm | Allard School of Law

Allard Prize for International Integrity Recognizes Individuals Movements or Organizations that have Shown Courage and Leadership in Combating Corruption December 7, 2016 –Worldwide – Leading up to International Anti-Corruption Day, The Peter A. Allard School of ... More >>

SPREP NEWS - CBD COP13 7 December

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:38 pm | SPREP

Huge steps made as the Pacific islands region ramp up their fight against invasive species • Kiribati showcasing Natural Solutions for resilience on world stage • Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Samoa • Aichi Targets in the Pacific ... More >>

Human rights “under unprecedented pressure” world-wide

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:32 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Human rights “under unprecedented pressure” world-wide: Zeid calls on people to stand up for rights of others More >>

First national human rights investigation on climate change

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:28 pm | Greenpeace

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds despite opposition from fossil fuel companies More >>

Harnessing Generosity Hastens Post-Disaster Recovery

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:24 pm | APEC

In the crucial days after a disaster, donations in cash have been found to be the most useful for recovery, as documented in an APEC case study into member economies’ disaster responses. With the Asia-Pacific region bearing 70 per cent of the world’s ... More >>

Stop shortwave cut to Pacific

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

. . . “It's clear that no thought was given to the link between disaster communications and this service, or even the fact that FM is largely unreliable in bad weather and only available in urban areas” - PFF More >>

Hold Governments Accountable for SDGs

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:45 pm | PIANGO

Date: 9 December 2016 Suva - The interwoven nature of the Sustainable Development Goals should compel governments to work in partnership with civil society organisations says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs executive director, Emele Duituturaga. More >>

Civilians in Ukraine continue to suffer – UN report

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

KYIV/GENEVA (8 December 2016) – Failure by the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to implement the Minsk Agreements has continued to result in a host of human rights violations for civilians, particularly those living close to the ‘contact ... More >>

Israel fire appeal and the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:21 pm | Flaxmere Christian Fellowship

On Wednesday evening Dec 7th at an event hosting the new Israeli Ambassador Dr Itzhak Gerberg and His Deputy head of Mission Mrs Avital Mimran Rosenberg on there first visit to Hawkes Bay, The host of the event Pastor Nigel Woodley announced that the ... More >>

Refusal to address northern bluefin tuna collapse

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:08 pm | Parties to the Nauru Agreement

Denarau, Fiji 8 December 2016: The refusal of distant water fishing nations to take any action in the face of the impending collapse of the northern Pacific bluefin tuna fishery demonstrates the intransigence of these fishing nations in the face ... More >>

World’s first App for human rights released

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:57 pm | LexisNexis

Sydney, 9 December 2016: LexisNexis® has collaborated with the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop RightsApp, the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions ... More >>

Chairman, CEO PIA extend condolences to bereaved families

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:34 pm | Pakistan International Airlines

Chairman PIA Mr. Azam Saigol and CEO Mr. Bernd Hildenbrand have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic incident involving crash of PIA's ATR-42 (AP-BHO) aircraft this afternoon and extended heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost ... More >>

All onboard PIA flight PK-661 lost their lives

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:33 pm | Pakistan International Airlines

We regret to inform with profound grief and sorrow that all 42 passengers and 05 crew members onboard PIA flight PK-661 that was operated on Chitral-Islamabad sector this afternoon lost their lives due to the unfortunate air crash near Havelian at ... More >>

PIA aircraft ATR-42 (AP-BHO) crash near Havelian

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:30 pm | Pakistan International Airlines

We deeply regret to announce that a PIA aircraft ATR-42 (AP-BHO) crashed near Havelian at 1642 hrs PST today, 7th December 2016. No further details of the accident are available at the moment. 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer ... More >>

No Survivors in Pakistan Plane Crash

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2:25 pm | Travel Weekly

In a statement released to press, PIA said the PK661 was carrying 47 people, including five crew members and 42 passengers. Three internationals were on board, two Austrians and one Chinese citizen. More >>

Almost 100 dead after Indonesia earthquake, Oxfam responding

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:39 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is mounting a response to the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern end of the Indonesian island of Sumatra near Banda Aceh yesterday morning. More >>

IWMF Seeks Nominations for 2017 Awards

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:51 pm | International Women's Media Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking 2017 nominations for its 28th annual Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards, two prestigious and unique prizes for remarkable female journalists around the world. More >>

United Nations vote confirms World Tuna Day

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:49 pm | Parties to the Nauru Agreement

Denarau, Fiji 8 December 2016: The United Nations General Assembly voted today to establish World Tuna Day as an internationally-recognized event. More >>

President's Call with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:29 pm | The White House

President Obama spoke yesterday by phone with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand to thank him for the close friendship and partnership the two leaders have enjoyed over the last eight years. During that time, U.S.-New Zealand cooperation reached ... More >>

Improving governance of maritime transport in the Pacific

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 5:19 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Heads of maritime and energy administrations have gathered in Port Vila, Vanuatu, to discuss and agree on regional issues, challenges and opportunities for an improved governance of the energy and transport sectors and the request for ... More >>

Fiji needs to crackdown on police brutality

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is backing Amnesty International’s call for Fiji to crackdown on torture and brutality meted out by its police force and military. More >>

Crew Awarded for Heroism at Sea with AOTOS Mariners’ Plaque

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 1:08 pm | Crowley Maritime Corporation

The mariners were recognized for their August 2016 rescue of an Indonesian fisherman in the vicinity of the Bali Strait while en route to Banyuwangi, Indonesia. Accepting the award on behalf of the ship's officers and crew was Capt. Christopher Hill, master ... More >>

Kiwis flocking to Sunshine Coast in record numbers

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 11:25 am | Visit Sunshine Coast

45% growth in expenditure caps off record year for international tourism to the Sunshine Coast as Kiwi and US visitor numbers surge and Asia emerges as a future inbound powerhouse More >>

New cable opens options for boosting islands’ connectivity

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:58 pm | Pacific Periscope

A new high speed telecommunications cable straddling the Pacific Ocean brings new opportunities for several Pacific Islands to boost their digital communication capacities in the next few years. More >>

IFC, SICCI Launch Women’s Professional Network in the Solomo

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 2:28 pm | International Finance Corporation

Honiara, Solomon Islands, December 6, 2016 —IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the launch this week of the Solomon Islands Professional Women's Network—the first association of its kind in the Solomon Islands to drive economic growth and ... More >>

The politics of the Rising American Electorate

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 2:04 pm | Democracy Corps

The politics of the Rising American Electorate Appeared on TheHill.com on December 5, 2016. By Stanley Greenberg, co-founder of Democracy Corps & Page Garnder, president and founder of Women's Voices Women Vote Action Fund More >>

Transport, a pivotal sector in the journey to sustainability

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 1:11 pm | UN ESCAP

Transport is a key contributor to economic growth, prosperity and tosocietal well-being. Physical links across Asia and the Pacific have increasingly improved throughyears of steady investments in the Asian Highway, a project endorsed by the United Nations ... More >>

Syria’s War Spurred by Contest for Gas Delivery to Europe

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:33 pm | Project Censored

At least four years into the crisis in Syria, “most people have no idea how this war even got started,” Mnar Muhawesh reported for MintPress News in September 2015. More >>

NZUN: UN Security Council Syria statement

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:02 pm | NZUN

New Zealand is bitterly disappointed that the Security Council was not able to come together today. More >>

Economic stability provides opportunities

Monday, 5 December 2016, 4:02 pm | United Nations ESCAP

Economic stability in Asia and the Pacific provides opportunities to make progress on productivity and inclusiveness By Dr.Shamshad Akhtar More >>

Online Petition Receives 170,000+ Signatures

Monday, 5 December 2016, 3:20 pm | Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation

Our online petition advocates freedom of movement for citizens between the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Fiji: A darker side of paradise

Monday, 5 December 2016, 12:12 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Under the military’s dominance, Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new Amnesty International report says today. More >>

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not Grant Easement

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:14 am | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

The department of the Army will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The following statement was released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II. More >>

Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:12 am | US Army

The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army's Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today. More >>

United Nations to vote on tuna this week

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:23 pm | PNA Tuna

Nadi, Fiji 4 December 2016: A resolution to establish May 2 as World Tuna Day is scheduled for a vote at the United Nations General Assembly later this week. More >>

Indonesia Citizens’ Support Heartens Pacific NGOs Workers

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 11:46 pm | PIANGO

Suva - Visible support by Indonesian citizens for the halting of violence and oppression of West Papuans demonstrates the increasing public will against the Indonesian government’s continuing rule in the territory. More >>

Decolonisation Fundamental to Pacific Sovereignty

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 11:44 pm | PIANGO

Suva - The decolonisation of indigenous peoples in Tahiti, New Caledonia, West Papua, and the American territories is intrinsically tied to the sovereignty of the Pacific region. More >>

PNA brief island media on key fisheries issues

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:31 pm | PNA Tuna

Nadi, Fiji 3 December 2016: Parties to the Nauru Agreement representatives briefed media from the Pacific region during a workshop that is being held in conjunction with the upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting ... More >>

Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:23 pm | Partnership Africa Canada

PRESS RELEASE Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets via Cameroon Kimberley Process must act after new report reveals shortfalls in Cameroon’s traceability procedures create opportunities for smuggling and corruption OTTAWA, Canada, December ... More >>

Let Youth Drive Development

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:20 pm | UNESCO

Let Youth Drive Development: Young advocates join UN agencies to make ‘Case for Space’ in Asia-Pacific More >>

South Africa: death of at least 37 people

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:07 pm | UNHCHR

South Africa: UN experts shocked by death of at least 37 people in flawed relocation process from psychiatric hospitals More >>

Sexual violence in South Sudan

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:06 pm | UNHCHR

UN Experts call for UN special investigation into epic levels of sexual violence in South Sudan More >>

USA: UN human rights expert to assess trafficking in persons

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:05 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA / WASHINGTON (2 December 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will visit the United States of America from 6 to 16 December to gather first-hand information on trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation ... More >>

The world should defend Palestine

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:11 pm | Palestine Human Rights Campaign NZ

In a New York Times article entitled America must recognise Palestine , Jimmy Carter, founder of the Carter Center and former United States president, drew attention to what he called the key words in United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, which ... More >>

Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:02 pm | Pacific Disability Forum

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated every year on 3rd December and this year it is celebrated with the theme “Achieving 17 goals for the future we want”. The theme noted the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable ... More >>

CDOT Asks Public and Entrepreneurs for Tech Ideas

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:40 am | Colorado Department of Transportation

Invites citizens from across the U.S. and around the globe to concept innovative solutions for cash prizes to keep bicyclists and pedestrians safe in Colorado More >>

CGA conducts Taiping Island humanitarian rescue exercise

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 5:24 pm | Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand

The ROC Coast Guard Administration and other agencies carried out a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise, Operation Nanyuan No. 1, on Taiping Island and in its relevant waters in the Nansha (Spratly) Islands Nov. 29. More >>

NZUN: UNSC Syria statement

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:10 pm | NZUN

Thank you Mr President. New Zealand welcomes today’s briefing on the events unfolding in eastern Aleppo and we thank the briefers and commend them and the brave people that have been working with them in such difficult circumstances. More >>

2016 Conference in Support of HWPL's Work for Peace

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:25 pm | HWPL

Seoul, Korea – A conference aimed at advocating for the implementation of an international legal document compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was convened by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) on November ... More >>

Korean Religions Take the Role of Bridge-building of Peace

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:24 pm | HWPL

Religions are standing at a crossroads. The first path is that religious leaders are dedicated to bringing out spiritual leadership in spreading love for humanity and coexistence in the global community. The other path is that religions remain ... More >>

Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child & forced labour

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:07 pm | Amnesty International

The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said ... More >>

 

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