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COVID-19 Cases Rise For First Time In Seven Weeks: WHO

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:56 pm | UN News

After six consecutive weeks of decline, COVID-19 cases worldwide increased last week for the first time, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Monday. Four of the agency’s six regions reported a rise in numbers, with Africa and the Western ... More >>

Large Expansion In Vaccine Production And Equitable Distribution Are Vital

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:24 am | ITUC

A massive scaling up of global vaccine production, and equitable distribution of vaccines, tests and treatments, are essential to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. While some countries are making progress on vaccinating their whole populations, ... More >>

Fate Still Unclear Of ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Civilian Detainees In Syria

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:17 am | UN News

The fate of tens of thousands of civilians being held in Syria’s “notorious” prisons or detention centres is still unclear, 10 years after the country’s civil war began, UN investigators said on Monday. According to the Commission of Inquiry ... More >>

KFC Owner Yum Brands Reports Digital Sales Of $17 Billion In 2020, Up By 45% YoY

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:14 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

Despite the blow of pandemic restrictions in 2020, Yum Brands’ earnings for the year topped analysts’ estimates. According to the research data analyzed and published by Stock Apps , the company’s Q4 2020 revenue grew by 3% year-over-year (YoY) to ... More >>

YouTube Ad Revenues Surged By 46% In Q4 2020 To Nearly $7 Billion

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:12 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

Google parent company Alphabet had a blockbuster Q4 2020, thanks in part to YouTube ad revenue. According to the research data analyzed and published by Comprar Acciones , there was an increase of 23.5% in the company’s revenue to $56.9 billion. In ... More >>

COVID-19: UN Experts Urge WTO Cooperation On Vaccines To Protect Global Public Health

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 March 2021) – UN experts said today billions of people, especially in the Global South, risk being excluded from the benefits of COVID-19 immunisation until 2024 and urged rich States to end short-sighted vaccine nationalism that is ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Welcomes MEPs' Letter Against Israel's 'de Facto Annexation'

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:08 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor welcomed today a letter signed by some 450 European parliamentarians addressed to EU foreign ministers calling for pressuring Israel to stop the "de facto annexation" of the West Bank. The ... More >>

Russia: UN Experts Say Navalny Poisoning Sends Clear, Sinister Warning To Critics

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 March 2021) – Two UN human rights experts today said an international investigation into the sinister poisoning of Alexei Navalny must remain a priority, stressing the urgent need to find the truth about what happened to the Russian opposition ... More >>

Bangladesh: Bachelet Urges Review Of Digital Security Act Following Death In Custody Of Writer

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:04 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (1 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Government of Bangladesh to ensure its investigation into the death in custody of writer Mushtaq Ahmed is prompt, transparent and independent. ... More >>

NextGen Blockchain Platforms Self-Organize To Win Government Contracts

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 7:02 am | ACN Newswire

Washington, D.C., Feb 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Over the past year, blockchain development communities have turned their attention towards winning government contracts. There is a huge opportunity presented by increased government spending on blockchain ... More >>

AI Experts, Thought Leaders, And Early Adopters From South-East Asia To Gather At World AI Show - Jakarta

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:59 am | ACN Newswire

The 23rd global edition of World AI Show will virtually host global AI and tech experts from South-East Asia to discuss the emerging trends, challenges and future potentials in the post-Covid-19 era. JAKARTA, Mar 1, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - World ... More >>

ADB, UNICEF Support Health Care Workers In Fiji With 22,000 COVID-19 Testing Kits

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:47 am | Asian Development Bank

SUVA, FIJI (1 March 2021) — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), handed over more than 22,000 Cepheid GeneXpert test kits to the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services today as part of ... More >>

Best Airports For Customer Experience In Asia-Pacific And Middle East Revealed

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:39 am | ACI Asia Pacific

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has today revealed this year’s winners of the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. The awards highlight the world’s best airports as judged by their ... More >>

Broad Homes ( Well-positioned For Revenue Of RMB4.92 Billion In 2021, An Expected Increase Of Over 80%

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:23 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Mar 1, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On February 26, 2020, Broad Homes ( 02163.HK ) released its annual results announcement for 2020. In 2020, it achieved total revenue of RMB2,613.9 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 22.4%, gross profit of RMB926.8 ... More >>

Breaching Digital Rights: India’s Platform And Media Ethics Code

Monday, 1 March 2021, 5:09 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Having made something of a splash last month with the fuss over Australia’s News Media Bargaining code, Facebook, and the digital giants, are facing another stormy front in India. The move here has nothing to do with revenue so much as alleged bad ... More >>

Hong Kong, China Contributes To Strengthening APEC’s Research And Analysis

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:44 pm | APEC

Hong Kong, China has contributed USD 250,000 in funding to support APEC’s research and analysis capability through the APEC Policy Support Unit ( PSU ). The funding will be used to continuously promote high-quality research, analytical capacity and ... More >>

World Vision’s Biggest Response Ever Reaches 60 Million People

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:11 am | World Vision

World Vision has reached 60 million people with COVI-19 aid, as it continues the biggest humanitarian response in its history. The aid agency is responding in 70 countries and eventually aims to reach more than 70 million people, including those ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Condemns Escalating Violence In Deadliest Day Of Protests So Far

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:59 am | UN News

In response to the killing of at least 18 protesters demonstrating against Myanmar’s military coup, the UN human rights office ( OHCHR ) on Sunday together with the UN chief, strongly condemned the “escalating violence” and called for an immediate ... More >>

On The Protesters Gunned Down In Myanmar Today

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:55 am | Fortify Rights

28 February In cities and towns around Myanmar today, the military and police responded to peaceful pro-democracy protests with lethal force, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores, according to the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human ... More >>

UN Human Rights Office Urges Military To Halt Violence Against Peaceful Protestors Across Myanmar

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:52 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Comment by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on Myanmar Geneva, 28 February 2021 “We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against ... More >>

Australia Cancels Citizenship Of Woman Labelled ISIS Terrorist

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:24 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On February 16, Turkish authorities announced that a 26-year-old woman, Suhayra Aden, was captured with her two children while crossing the border from Syria. Turkey’s Defence Ministry said she was wanted as an alleged Islamic State (ISIS) “terrorist.” ... More >>

Bullshit Spoken In An Assertive Tone: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:02 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Watching the slow, silent realization creep over online Democrats that Biden really isn't going to do anything for them. Americans: $2000 checks please Government: Sorry did you say airstrikes on Syria? Americans: No, $2000 checks Government: Okay, since ... More >>

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy In Burma

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 4:46 pm | Ramzy Baroud

What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of ... More >>

Israeli Police's Crackdown On Umm Al-Fahm Protesters Gives A Green Light For Crime

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 4:44 pm | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor strongly condemns the Israeli Police's suppression of demonstrations in Umm al-Fahm protesting the escalation of violence and crime in the city. Many protesters were injured while others were arrested. The ... More >>

Statement By The United National Antiwar Coalition On The US Attack On Syria

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 4:29 pm | UNAC

UNAC condemns the US bombing of Syria authorized by President Biden. The Biden administration has been in office for only 36 days and has already launched its first military attack against Syria. Biden’s justification is that the US was attacked in Iraq. The US ... More >>

Palestinian Elections Raise Hopes For Two-State Solution, Middle East Coordinator Tells Security Council

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 4:26 pm | UN News

The holding of free and fair elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territory will help “clear the path” for restoring a legitimate political horizon to realize a long sought two-State solution, the leading UN diplomat for the region told the ... More >>

Pandemic Pushing People ‘even Further Behind’, UN Rights Chief Warns

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 4:24 pm | UN News

As the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace, people worldwide are “being left behind – or pushed even further behind”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Friday. Delivering a global update to the Human Rights Council , Michelle Bachelet ... More >>

Myanmar Ambassador To UN Denounces Military Coup, As Envoy Warns Democratic Processes Have Been ‘Pushed Aside'

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 3:36 pm | UN News

As the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is still in detention following the military takeover that triggered country-wide protests, violence and arrests, the UN envoy for the country observed on Friday, ... More >>

Côte D'Ivoire Takes Delivery Of Latest COVAX Vaccine Shipment, In Further Boost For Africa

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 3:31 pm | UN News

Côte d'Ivoire received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine on Friday making it the second African nation in a week to benefit from the first shipments of shots from the UN-backed global COVAX initiative, the UN Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) has ... More >>

Condemnation Over New Attack On Nigeria School, ‘More Than 300’ Girls Missing

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 3:28 pm | UN News

An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General, and UN Children’s Fund , UNICEF. The UNICEF representative in the country, Peter ... More >>

UN Climate Report A ‘Red Alert’ For The Planet: Guterres

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 2:43 pm | UN News

Nations are “nowhere close” to the level of action needed to fight global warming, a UN climate action report said on Friday, urging countries to adopt stronger and more ambitious plans to reach the Paris Agreement goals, and limit the temperature ... More >>

Relief Programmes Hit By Ongoing Crisis In Myanmar, UN Humanitarian Office Says

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 2:29 pm | UN News

The political unrest in Myanmar has impacted the ability of humanitarians to respond to the needs of vulnerable communities, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country’s conflict-affected areas, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian ... More >>

SODELPA Praises Sir Michael Somare As Visionary Leader

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 2:21 pm | SODELPA Fiji

The following message has been issued today by the Party Leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party, Hon. Viliame R. Gavoka. Suva, Fiji | 27 February 2021 SODELPA is saddened to learn of the death of Papua New Guinea’s founding father, Grand Chief His Excellency ... More >>

Myanmar: Military Must Restore Democracy, Allow People To Protest And Express Themselves, Say UN Experts

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Myanmar military to immediately end the violent crackdown on countrywide peaceful protests against its coup and allow free expression. “The people of Myanmar have the right ... More >>

USA: UN Experts Urge Far-reaching Reforms On Policing And Racism

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 February 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the US Government to adopt wide ranging reforms to put an end to police violence, and to vigorously address systemic racism and racial discrimination. “We have repeatedly raised our ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights's Global Update

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:20 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

46th session of the Human Rights Council High Commissioner's Global Update Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 26 February 2021 Distinguished President, I welcome you as a proud representative of the Pacific, recognising the ... More >>

Broad Homes ( To Intensify Its Leading Position Through Data-driven And Dual-driver Strategies

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:13 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Feb 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Recently, promotion policies of prefabricated buildings were rolled out in succession, contributing to an on-going increase in scale of industrial chain and positive industry sentiment. In particular, Broad Homes ... More >>

Alchemie Technology Teams Up With At One Ventures And H&M Group To Deliver Sustainability Breakthrough

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:03 am | ACN Newswire

Alchemie Technology Teams Up with At One Ventures and H&M Group to Deliver Sustainability Breakthrough in Textile Dyeing and Finishing Cambridge, UK, Feb 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Alchemie Technology (Alchemie), a global disruptor of textile ... More >>

Moonstake Wallet Now Supports Staking Of Centrality's CENNZ

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 6:59 am | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Feb 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Today, staking of Centrality's native token, CENNZ, is officially available on Moonstake's Web Wallet. CENNZ is the native token of Centrality, our strategic partner. Moonstake became the first staking provider ... More >>

Fujitsu And University Of Toronto Researchers Develop Quantum-Inspired Technology To Optimize Radiation Treatment Plans

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 6:52 am | JCN Newswire

Fujitsu and University of Toronto Researchers Develop Quantum-Inspired Technology to Optimize Radiation Treatment Plans for Brain Tumors and Other Diseases TOKYO, Feb 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. in collaboration with ... More >>

Avance Clinical And Medidata Celebrate Strategic Partnership And Inhouse Expert Accreditation Milestones

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 6:42 am | ACN Newswire

ADELAIDE, AU, Feb 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The leading Australian CRO for biotechs, and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner, Avance Clinical continues to celebrate their strategic partnership with Medidata, and the ... More >>

Pacific Forum News: Statement On The Passing Of Sir Michael Somare

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 6:28 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

STATEMENT: SECRETARY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM DAME MEG TAYLOR On the passing of Sir Michael Somare, Friday 25th February 2021 It was with deep sadness that I received the news of the death of the Grand Chief, Sir Michael Somare, ... More >>

FAO Urged Anew To Drop #ToxicAlliance With CropLife Amid Reports Of Meddling In Mexico Glyphosate Ban

Friday, 26 February 2021, 5:19 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

PAN Asia Pacific today (PANAP) joined civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations in formally requesting to meet with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu to discuss widespread public concern with FAO’s announcement ... More >>

Air New Zealand Transports Samoan Seasonal Workers To Support Local Fruit And Wine Industries

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:43 pm | Air New Zealand

NZ993 departs Apia for Auckland carrying seasonal workers from Samoa. Air New Zealand flight NZ993 has departed Apia, Samoa for Auckland carrying around 150 Samoan workers who will take up seasonal employment in New Zealand for the first time since borders ... More >>

International Polar Bear Day Inspires Action To Protect Mother Polar Bears And Cubs During Vulnerable Denning Period

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:29 pm | Polar Bears International

© Dmytro Cherkasov / Polar Bears International For the 16th consecutive year, Polar Bears International (PBI), the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to wild polar bears and their Arctic sea ice home, will host International Polar Bear Day ... More >>

Morocco: Euro-Med Monitor Condemns The Ill-Treatment Of Hirak Rif Detainees

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:16 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor expresses deep concern over the deteriorating health condition of several Hirak Rif movement detainees after going on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane treatment they received in prison. ... More >>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:11 am | UN News

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More >>

‘Industry 4.0’ Tech For Post-COVID World, Is Driving Inequality: UNCTAD

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:07 am | UN News

Developing countries must embrace ground-breaking technologies that have been a critical tool in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, or else face even greater inequalities than before, UN economic development experts at UNCTAD said on Thursday. “Very ... More >>

UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's Statement On Belarus Report

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:54 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

6th session of the Human Rights Council Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner's report on Belarus Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 25 February 2021 Madam President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, ... More >>

UN Agencies Begin Registering Asylum Seekers At US-Mexico Border

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:51 am | UN News

UNICEF/César Amador | Asylum seekers, including children, at the Matamoros camp awaiting their US immigration hearings in Mexico. UN agencies have begun preparing individuals and families at the Matamoros informal camp, near the United States-Mexico ... More >>

Human Rights Committee To Review Finland And Kenya

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:47 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (25 February 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 1 March to 26 March 2021 and will review reports of Finland and Kenya. In public dialogues held online and webcast , the Committee, which has received the ... More >>

Iraqi Kurdistan: Authorities Step Up Intimidation With Harsh Sentences Against 5 Activists And Journalists

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:44 am | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor strongly condemned the imprisonment sentences against five journalists and civil activists on charges related to their journalistic activities and exercising their right to freedom of opinion and expression. ... More >>

Mother Of Terrorism Victim Works To ‘Turn The Page’ On Violent Extremism

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:38 am | UN News

IMAD Association | Latifa Ibn Ziaten received the Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity 2021   A Moroccan-French woman whose son was killed in a terrorist attack nearly a decade ago, has been commended for her powerful activism countering youth ... More >>

#IRES 2021 - EUROSOLAR’s International Renewable Energy Storage Conference Goes Online!

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:12 am | EUROSOLAR

The 15th International Conference on Renewable Energy Storage (#IRES 2021) will take place online from March 16 to 18, 2021 . Scientists and experts from all over the world will present their research results on renewable energy systems and technologies. ... More >>

Manyone Announces Strategic Relationship With University College London Centre Blockchain Technology

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:05 am | Manyone Inc

Pioneering Decentralised Secure Messaging Platform Manyone Announces Strategic Relationship With University College London Centre Blockchain Technology Vancouver, Canada – February 25th, 2021 – Manyone Inc., a pioneering technology venture in decentralization ... More >>

SCCG Management Partners With MediaTroopers To Bring Experienced IGaming Marketing Agency Talent And Services To The USA

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:58 am | ACN Newswire

Stephen Crystal, Founder of SCCG Management announces partnership with Media Troopers to bring iGaming Marketing Agency Talent and Services to the USA LAS VEGAS, NV, Feb 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Stephen Crystal, Founder of SCCG Management, announced ... More >>

From Pandemic To Peace: World Leaders To Join 1 Million+ Global Participants For 5th Rally Of Hope Online

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:54 am | Universal Peace Federation New Zealand

Global leaders and citizens gather to support partnerships for peace guided by ideals of interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values Washington, D.C. — The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is announcing that its 5th global Rally of Hope ... More >>

HRH The Duchess Of Cornwall Launches The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:50 am | Royal Commonwealth Society

On Wednesday, 24 February 2021, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Vice-Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society, launched The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021. The Duchess announced the theme of this year’s Competition via a pre-recorded ... More >>

Cancellation Of The 2021 Commonwealth Service

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:47 am | Royal Commonwealth Society

Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth Service, which was due to be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 8 March 2021, has been cancelled. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the ... More >>

NTI Unveils Latest Classic Truck Restoration To Be Raffled Off For Medical Research

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:01 am | NTI

An electric blue 1946 Jailbar truck is the latest to be restored by Australia’s leading transport and logistics specialist insurer, NTI , and the fourth raffled off to raise much-needed funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research. The truck ... More >>