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From Milan To Glasgow, Young Moroccans Commit To Fighting Climate Change

Monday, 24 January 2022, 8:26 am | UN News

A new way to recycle large amounts of coffee grounds; a platform connecting young African activists; technology to produce electricity from ocean waves or recycle plastic. A new energy-efficient construction method - an innovative carpooling app.  ... More >>

Tigray: Eritrean Refugees ‘scared And Struggling To Eat’ Amid Aid Obstacles

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 9:10 pm | UN News

For the first time in weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find that some Eritrean nationals living there have likely died of preventable diseases, while others are “scared and struggling to get enough ... More >>

UN Chief Calls For Action To Put Out ‘5-alarm Global Fire’

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 9:09 pm | UN News

At a time when “the only certainty is more uncertainty”, countries must unite to forge a new, more hopeful and equal path, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Friday, laying out his priorities for 2022.  ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Protect Vietnamese Workers Trafficked To Serbia

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:17 pm | UN News

Urgent action is required to assist and protect some 400 Vietnamese migrant workers who were allegedly trafficked to Serbia, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Friday. Eight companies, including Vietnamese labour recruitment ... More >>

UN Coordinator In Tonga: ‘Resources On The Ground Are Not Enough’

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:16 pm | UN News

As news coverage of the eruption and tsunami that hit Tonga starts to fade away, the United Nations Coordination Specialist in the country has a message to the outside world: Tonga’s people are going to need sustained support responding to a disaster ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Papua New Guinea’s Repeal Of The Death Penalty

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 7:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (21 January 2022) – I warmly welcome the vote by Parliament in Papua New Guinea on 20 January to repeal the death penalty. There have been no executions in Papua New Guinea since 1954 and the death penalty was abolished in 1970. However, ... More >>

UN Experts Deeply Concerned By Alleged Trafficking Of Vietnamese Migrant Workers To Serbia

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 7:09 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (21 January 2022) – UN human rights experts* today raised serious concerns about the alleged forced labour of a group of approximately 400 Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking in Serbia. According to information ... More >>

2022's First SPAC And Metaverse Investment Opportunities Virtual Investment Conference In Hong Kong

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 7:07 am | ACN Newswire

Co-organized by LBS Communications, New Vision and Mileage Singapore HONG KONG, Jan 21, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - LBS (Leverage Big Strategies) Communications Consulting Limited ("LBS"), a professional strategy-based investor relations consulting ... More >>

Tonga Volcanic Eruption: What Possible Impact On Agriculture And Fisheries?

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:41 am | UN FAO

FAO is gearing up to respond as needed, based on its experience with previous disasters in Tonga and elsewhere 21/01/2022   Rome - With the full picture of damage and needs after Tonga’s massive volcanic eruption and tsunami only gradually emerging, ... More >>

MoU Between Verofax Asia And Distichain To Enable Empowered Digital Global Trade

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:39 am | ACN Newswire

DUBAI / KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Under the patronage of YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar Bin Musa, Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, and with the participation of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Participatory Constitution-making - The Essentials

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:36 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

By Basil Fernando Today, there is a consensus that Sri Lanka has entered into a period of crisis that is worse than it has ever faced in recent history. It is also agreed among most of the people who are highly knowledgeable in the field of economics ... More >>

Visit Of UN Expert On Human Rights In Sudan Adama Dieng Postponed

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:34 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (21 January 2022) – The first mission to Sudan by the UN Expert on Human Rights in the Sudan Adama Dieng, which was due to take place from 22 to 27 January 2022, has been postponed upon the request of the Sudanese authorities. “I have ... More >>

Building Public Trust For Managing The Pandemic's Psychological Impacts In The Philippines

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:24 am | ADB Institute

21 January 2022 | Nina Ashley O. Dela Cruz and Raymond Gaspar Nina Ashley O. Dela Cruz is a consultant involved in the formulation of evidence and gap maps at the Campbell Collaboration in New Delhi.  Raymond E. Gaspar is a policy research ... More >>

Building Public Trust For Managing The Pandemic's Psychological Impacts In The Philippines

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 6:24 am | ADB Institute

21 January 2022 | Nina Ashley O. Dela Cruz and Raymond Gaspar Nina Ashley O. Dela Cruz is a consultant involved in the formulation of evidence and gap maps at the Campbell Collaboration in New Delhi.  Raymond E. Gaspar is a policy research ... More >>

Young People Must Have ‘A Seat At The Table’ In Peace Efforts: Guterres

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:29 pm | UN News

Although young people have been at the forefront of efforts to build and sustain peace, opportunities for them to make a meaningful contribution remain insufficient, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. Addressing the opening of ... More >>

The United Nations In Papua New Guinea Welcomes The Announcement Of The Repeal Of The Death Penalty

Friday, 21 January 2022, 7:30 pm | United Nations In Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, 21 January 2022: The United Nations in Papua New Guinea welcomes yesterday’s vote in Parliament to repeal the provisions of the Criminal Code Act prescribing the death penalty. In doing so, Papua New Guinea is in line with the global trend ... More >>

Did You Check Emails Over Christmas?

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:53 pm | Industrial Safety News

If you can’t seem to keep work at bay, this out-of-hours practice could cost you your health, according to research from the University of South Australia. Surveying more than 2200 academics and professional staff across 40 Australian universities, ... More >>

Top UN Colombia Official Calls For Greater Implementation Of Historic Peace Accord

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:45 pm | UN News

Five years after its signing, the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia is setting down ever deeper roots, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Thursday, as he called on the Government, political parties, former combatants ... More >>

NZDF’s Support To Tonga Response Ramps Up

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Aotearoa has berthed today at the Nuku’alofa port following successful wharf and harbour inspections conducted by Navy divers and hydrographers on board HMNZS Wellington. Hydrographers were immediately deployed ... More >>

UK To Support Tonga Tsunami Response With Aid And Royal Navy Ship

Friday, 21 January 2022, 2:37 pm | British High Commission

The UK will redeploy a Royal Navy ship and work with Australia and New Zealand to offer vital aid to Tonga, after a once in a thousand year volcanic eruption caused a catastrophic tsunami to hit the islands. More >>

Significant Increase In GDPR Fines And Data Breach Notifications - Survey By DLA Piper

Friday, 21 January 2022, 11:18 am | DLA Piper

Significant increase in GDPR fines and data breach notifications - survey by DLA Piper More >>

Tongan Volunteer Programme Will Continue

Friday, 21 January 2022, 10:54 am | Volunteer Service Abroad

Since the arrival of COVID-19, Volunteer Service Abroad’s (VSA) has continued to operate its volunteer programme in Tonga through remote volunteers from Aotearoa New Zealand. At the time of this week’s tragic volcanic activity and tsunami on ... More >>

NZ Aid Charities Channel Funds Direct To Tongan Partners

Friday, 21 January 2022, 10:20 am | Council for International Development

Needs assessments are now coming in, following the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption in Tonga. New Zealand aid charities are already responding and running appeals to support the work of their Tongan partners and colleagues on the ground. “We are ... More >>

Save The Children Calls For Kiwis To Help Support Tongan Families In Need

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:47 am | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand has today launched an emergency appeal to raise much-needed funds for children and their families in Tonga affected by Saturday’s volcanic eruption. At least three people have been killed and 50 homes destroyed following ... More >>

Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:24 am | UN News

One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three ... More >>

UNRWA Condemns Demolition Of Palestinian Home In East Jerusalem

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:22 am | UN News

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous ... More >>

One Year Into The Biden Administration, RSF Calls For Redoubled White House Commitment To Improving Press Freedom

Friday, 21 January 2022, 6:52 am | Reporters Without Borders

A full year after President Biden was sworn into office, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expresses serious concern over the state of press freedom in the United States, and urges the White House and 117th Congress to redouble efforts to ensure the safety ... More >>

World Bank Provides US$8 Million To Support Tonga's Volcano And Tsunami Response

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:10 pm | World Bank

The World Bank has disbursed an initial US$8 million in emergency financing to support the Kingdom of Tonga’s response and recovery following the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami on January 15. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai undersea volcano, ... More >>

World Bank Provides US$8 Million To Support Tonga's Volcano And Tsunami Response

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:09 pm | World Bank

The World Bank has disbursed an initial US$8 million in emergency financing to support the Kingdom of Tonga’s response and recovery following the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami on January 15. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai undersea volcano, ... More >>

Texas Synagogue Attack

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 4:03 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish community, like communities around the world, has been very shaken by the Texas synagogue hostage saga, which comes on top of years of increasing antisemitic hate crimes in America and elsewhere, including murderous attacks on ... More >>

Palestine-Israel: UN Envoy Highlights Urgent Need For Reform

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:59 am | UN News

Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday. The fiscal situation ... More >>

UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’ In Ethiopia

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:16 am | UN News

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn ... More >>

Afghanistan: 500,000 Jobs Lost Since Taliban Takeover

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 7:14 am | UN News

More than half a million people have lost or been pushed out of their jobs in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. In a warning that the economy has been “paralyzed” since the de facto ... More >>

Tonga Volcano Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 7:17 pm | UN News

At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage. Islands covered in ash, dozens ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To Recent Civilian Deaths In Airstrikes, Yemen - Tuesday 18 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:10 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following recent airstrikes in Yemen, Muhsin Sidiqquey Oxfam's country director in Yemen said; “The increase in fighting in Yemen is having a deadly impact and once again it is civilians that are paying the price. The people of Yemen have been ... More >>

Sudan Urged To Stop Unnecessary Use Of Force Against Protestors

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 7:01 am | UN News

Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. Spokesperson Ravina ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Sudan; (2) Yemen

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 6:50 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 18 January 2022 Subject: (1) Sudan (2) Yemen 1) Sudan The human rights situation in Sudan continues to be of serious concern, with peaceful protesters killed ... More >>

Tunisia: Workers Facing Repression As Crisis Deepens

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 6:29 am | ITUC

The ITUC has expressed serious concern over acts of anti-union repression by the authorities under the control of Tunisian President Kais Saied. The country has faced a growing crisis since Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and seized ... More >>

Labour Market Recovery Still ‘Slow And Uncertain’

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:47 pm | UN News

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and global labour markets continue to struggle, the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) report, published on Monday, warns that recovery will remain slow. In its flagship W orld Employment and Social Outlook ... More >>

Tonga Volcanic Eruption: Too Soon To Assess Damage

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:45 pm | UN News

Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, is covered in ash and dust following the underwater volcanic eruption at the weekend, but the situation is calm there and first clean-up efforts are underway, UN humanitarians said on Monday. Further afield in the Pacific ... More >>

FAO Launches $138 Million Plan To Avert Hunger Crisis In Horn Of Africa

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:43 pm | UN News

More than $138 million is needed to assist rural communities affected by extended drought in the Horn of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, launching a comprehensive response plan for the region. A third consecutive ... More >>

Successful Demo Test Of World's 1st Fully Autonomous Ship Navigation Systems On Coastal Ferry In Northern Kyushu

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:25 pm | JCN Newswire

MEGURI 2040 "The Nippon Foundation Fully Autonomous Ship Program" Successful fully autonomous navigation of large, high-speed ferry expected to improve safety TOKYO, Jan 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The Nippon Foundation, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding ... More >>

Dakar 2022: A Showcase In The Desert

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:54 pm | ACN Newswire

44th Edition of the Dakar Rally concludes in Saudi Arabia Record number of competitors took part in this year's event Motul plays important role in reliability and performance of competitors Singapore, Jan 18, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - For motorsports fans, the ... More >>

Unsafe Anywhere: Attacked By Pegasus, Women Activists Speak Out

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:24 pm | Access Now

Women human rights defenders and activists are under attack in Bahrain and Jordan — NSO Group’s notorious Pegasus spyware is the weapon. Read Front Line Defenders and Access Now’s new report, Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak ... More >>

Afghanistan: Taliban Attempting To Steadily Erase Women And Girls From Public Life – UN Experts

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:17 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (17 January 2022) – Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, a group of UN human rights experts* said today. The experts reiterated ... More >>

Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation, Supports Tsunami Recovery In Tonga Via Emergency Grant Of $15,000

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:50 am | Vodafone

Vodafone and Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation are joining forces to support relief efforts in Tonga, as the island nation faces significant damages caused by the eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai. More >>

Heilala Vanilla Concern For Tongan Colleagues

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:20 am | Heilala Vanilla

Heilala Vanilla’s CEO Jennifer Boggiss has spoken of the premium vanilla company’s deep concern for their family, friends, and colleagues in Tonga. “Heilala Vanilla's New Zealand based team were devastated to learn of the enormous volcanic eruption ... More >>

Tearfund Calls On Kiwis To Respond In Wake Of Tonga Volcanic Eruption And Tsunami

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:45 am | Tearfund

Tearfund’s CEO Ian McInnes says the effects of the violent undersea volcano and resulting tsunami in Tonga are alarming. “The main concerns for the Tongan community will be the lack of access to safe drinking water and the damages to crops. “Because ... More >>

Affordable Housing Has Created Huge Market Potentials For Prefabricated Buildings

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 7:37 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Affordable housing has created huge market potentials for prefabricated and green buildings. Recently, frequent implementation of affordable housing support policies has created huge market potentials for prefabricated ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Ready To Respond To Tonga Volcanic Eruption And Tsunami

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:28 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is working with its regional network to respond to the impact of one of the largest volcanic eruptions and the Pacific has experienced in decades. Communication with Tonga has been down following the enormous eruption and subsequent ... More >>

Horticulture And Wine Grape Industries To Support Recovery In Tonga

Monday, 17 January 2022, 11:27 am | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture and wine grape industries in New Zealand are collecting donations to help with the recovery in Tonga, following the weekend’s tsunami. ‘Our industries, in particular those who employ workers from Tonga, have been saddened by news of ... More >>

New Zealand NGOs Ready To Assist With Tonga Eruption Response

Monday, 17 January 2022, 10:29 am | Council for International Development

Following the eruption of Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Saturday evening, New Zealand NGOs are still waiting for official damage reports. The re-establishment of communications with their partner organisations and colleagues in Tonga is a priority. ... More >>

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General’s Statement On Tonga

Monday, 17 January 2022, 10:19 am | Pacific Islands Forum

“Like the rest of the Forum family, I am shocked by the volcanic eruptions in Tonga. Even from the relative safety of Suva, we could feel and hear the eruptions which rocked the Kingdom and large parts of the region to its core. I am anxious ... More >>

Tonga Volcano: Ash And Smoke Cause Concern For Air And Water Safety, Says Save The Children

Monday, 17 January 2022, 10:01 am | Save The Children

Families in Tonga are at risk of exposure to unsafe air and water due to ash and smoke from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano that erupted on Saturday, reports Save the Children. Satellite images indicate that the eruption has emitted a 5 km-wide ... More >>

No Excuse Not To End The Acute Stage Of Pandemic Globally

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:46 am | CNS

Is it not shocking that after more than two years into the pandemic (when we know how to protect ourselves from getting infected, and have had vaccines for more than a year now), by far the highest-ever number of corona virus infections in a single ... More >>

Tunisia: Protest Crackdowns, Attacks On Journalists Turn The Country Into Police State Again

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:42 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – The Tunisian security forces’ use of excessive force against protesters and opponents and assaulting journalists during the crackdown of Friday’s peaceful demonstrations warns of turning the country into a police state again, Euro-Mediterranean ... More >>

Save The Children Ready To Respond In Tonga And Region Affected By Volcano Eruption

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 6:03 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children stands ready to assist communities throughout the Pacific region affected by tsunamis and tidal waves following a series of volcanic eruptions. An eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, about 65 kilometres ... More >>

Oxfam In Tonga

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 2:42 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following the recent eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai and the ensuing tsunami, Carlos Caldern Oxfam Aotearoa Humanitarian Lead said: “We share the concern of our Tongan whanau here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and our heart goes out to all those ... More >>

Tigray: Aid Operations ‘About To Grind To A Halt’, Warns WFP

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9:15 am | UN News

Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Friday. ... More >>

UN Chief: ‘We Are In A Race Against Time To Help The Afghan People’

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9:08 am | UN News

Describing a “nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan”, the United Nations’ Secretary-General , António Guterres, warned on Thursday that the world is “in a race against time to help the Afghan people.” Just two days ago, the United Nations launched its ... More >>