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Solidarity With Sikhs Following The Afghanistan Gurudwara Attacks

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 3:22 pm | Hindu Council of New Zealand

The Hindu Council of New Zealand extends our aroha, love and sympathy for the sad and unacceptable events at the Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul on Wednesday 25 March 2020. The Gurdwara, a Sikh shrine, a place of worship where people should feel safe ... More >>

The 5 Worst Things About Orban Taking Total Control Of Hungary

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:47 pm | Scoop.me

Author: Ezalenyeg/Hírszerkesztő   We have summarised the 5 most disgusting things about the new Hungarian law which grants Orban total control. On Monday, March 30th, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law pertaining to measures needed to combat ... More >>

Economic Sanctions Should Be Lifted To Prevent Hunger Crises In Countries Hit By COVID-19

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 11:09 am | United Nations

As the world exhibits new bonds of solidarity in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is a matter of “humanitarian and practical urgency to lift unilateral economic sanctions immediately,” to prevent hunger crises in pandemic-hit countries, a UN ... More >>

First Person: Humankind’s ‘modern Mentality To Tame’ The Environment: A Volcanologist’s View

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 10:16 am | UN News

The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing ... More >>

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘defeat The Virus And Build A Better World’

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 9:41 am | UN News

The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devasting socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies ... More >>

COVID-19: Economic Sanctions Should Be Lifted To Prevent Hunger Crises – UN Expert

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 9:32 am | United Nations

GENEVA (31 March 2020) – A UN human rights expert called for the immediate lifting of international sanctions to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The continued imposition of crippling economic sanctions on Syria, Venezuela, ... More >>

Zhonghua Gas Holdings Limited Announces 2019 Annual Results

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 8:39 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Mar 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Zhonghua Gas Holdings Limited (the "Company"; Stock Code: 8246.HK ) together with its subsidiaries (collectively as the "Group") today announces its 2019 annual results. For the year ended 31 December 2019 ("the ... More >>

COVID-19: Measures Needed To Protect People Deprived Of Liberty, UN Torture Prevention Body Says

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 11:53 am | United Nations

GENEVA (30 March 2020) - The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has issued detailed advices on a range of actions governments and independent monitoring bodies should take to protect people deprived of their liberty during ... More >>

Trintech Offers Adra Task Manager At No Cost

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:41 am | ACN Newswire

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE, Mar 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In the midst of the current crisis, many finance & accounting (F&A) teams across the globe are navigating unchartered waters as they approach month end close with a dispersed remote workforce. As a leading ... More >>

Shenwan Hongyuan Announces 2019 Annual Results

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:36 am | ACN Newswire

Profit Soars in Four Major Segments, with Double Profit in Institutional Services and Trading Segment HONG KONG, Mar 28, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Shenwan Hongyuan Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Shenwan Hongyuan" or the "Company"announced ... More >>

Dyadic Announces Nonexclusive Research License With WuXi Biologics

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:32 am | ACN Newswire

JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE, Mar 30, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on further improving and applying its proprietary C1 gene expression ... More >>

UNICEF Supports Pacific Island Countries To Protect Communities Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:32 pm | UNICEF

Pacific Island countries prepare to combat outbreaks  UNICEF is supporting Pacific Island governments to help communities across the region prepare and respond to the threat faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF working together with ... More >>

Statement On The Militarist Approach Of The Duterte Government To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 30 March 2020, 11:05 am | Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines

The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines calls on the global community to provide the Filipino people with urgent health support as part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to press the Duterte government ... More >>

Greentech Technology Announces 2019 Annual Results

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:32 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Mar 30, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Greentech Technology International Limited ("Greentech Technology" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries the "Group"; stock code: 00195) is pleased to announce its audited annual ... More >>

Legend Holdings Announces 2019 Annual Results

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:27 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Mar 29, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - According to South China Morning Post, Legend Holdings Corporation (3396.HK) announced annual results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the year ended December 31, 2019. Revenue of the Company was ... More >>

SDF Undermines Civil Society Work In Northeastern Syria

Monday, 30 March 2020, 8:15 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) should release four activists who had been in detention for about a month, in a new violation of freedoms in SDF-controlled areas in north-eastern Syria, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in ... More >>

NZ Muslim Community Solidarity With Sikhs, Condolences

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 12:17 pm | International Muslim Association of New Zealand

Tahir Nawaz, International Muslim Association of New Zealand wishes to pass condolences to the Sikh community following attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) during the week. At least 25 people were killed in the Sikh Gurdwara temple in Kabul ... More >>

"With Solidarity, We Will Prevail": A Message From Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 12:11 pm | PLO

WATCH: "With Solidarity, we will prevail": A message from Dr. Hanan Ashrawi “From Palestine. From our little corner of the world. We reach out to the rest of the world in solidarity, in friendship, and compassion and human empathy. We know ... More >>

New Digital Project To Connect Federated States Of MicronesiaTo Global Economic Opportunities

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 6:10 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$30.8 million grant to improve the digital connectivity of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Digital Federated States of Micronesia ... More >>

OECD Updates G20 Summit On Outlook For Global Economy - Cancels And Replaces

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 12:39 pm | OECD

CANCELS AND REPLACES Read Secretary-General Gurría’s full statement to the G20 here OECD updates G20 summit on outlook for global economy Efforts to contain virus and save lives should be intensified, and governments should plan stronger, more ... More >>

COVID-19: Health Care Heroes Need Protection – UN Expert

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 12:37 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 March 2020) – States and businesses must urgently step up their efforts to ensure that health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide receive adequate protective equipment, said Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous ... More >>

Mass Expulsion Of Foreign Correspondents Further Cripples Freedom Of Information In China

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 12:36 pm | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the regime to reverse its decision to expel 13 US foreign correspondents today and insists that independent reporting is, now more than ever, critical in the fight against the coronavirus. This Friday, March ... More >>

12 Governments Show The World How To Protect Lives, Jobs And Incomes

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 12:34 pm | ITUC

New ITUC analysis of government responses from 69 countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has identified 12 governments which are putting people first as they tackle the economic fallout from lock down measures to stem the spread of the virus. Argentina, Austria, ... More >>

Critical Work Of UN ‘largely Uninterrupted’, Despite Unprecedented Challenge Of COVID-19

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 12:27 pm | United Nations

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the United Nations to operate in new ways, its vital work worldwide continues largely uninterrupted, heads of UN principal organs assured Member States, during a joint briefing on Friday held online. In his welcoming ... More >>

Pandemic Pollwatch

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 11:54 am | GQR

The coronavirus pandemic now dominates public thinking in nearly every country in the world. Today GQR continues a series of papers that summarize and analyze all publicly available opinion data worldwide. This issue includes a particular focus ... More >>

Earth Hour 2020 Goes Digital In Solidarity With People And The Planet

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 11:40 am | WWF

March 28, 20:30 - your time On Saturday, 28 March, Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment , will once again inspire individuals, businesses and organisations in over 180 countries and territories to renew their ... More >>

Solutions For The Future: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective On Digital Tech

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 11:38 am | APEC

In 2020, APEC will be charting its priorities for the coming decades. Since 1994 , APEC’s primary goal was to achieve free and open trade and investment in the region. A post-2020 vision will necessarily consider the many changes the global ... More >>

ChildFund's Response To COVID-19 In The Pacific

Friday, 27 March 2020, 4:05 pm | ChildFund

Supporting Kiribati – one of the Pacific region’s most densely-populated islands Staff on the ground in Kiribati to get important supplies and information to locals Life-saving hygiene kits and information are being disseminated to families in Kiribati ... More >>

Writing A Greener Story In Asia And The Pacific

Friday, 27 March 2020, 10:08 am | Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Rising economic prosperity and poverty reduction may not tell the whole story of progress in Asia and the Pacific. Telling signs in the natural world recount a narrative that is far from complete. This year has been particularly affected by the COVID-19 ... More >>

G20 Summit Shows Global Leadership: Now To Make It Work

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:33 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 26 March 2020 (ITUC OnLine) : The Statement adopted by the G20 countries at their virtual summit on 26 March shows extraordinary leadership in tackling the COVID-19 crisis. The commitments on health, finance, protection of workers, jobs ... More >>

No Exceptions With COVID-19: “Everyone Has The Right To Life-saving Interventions” – UN Experts Say

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:32 am | United Nations

GENEVA (26 March 2020) – The COVID-19 crisis cannot be solved with public health and emergency measures only; all other human rights must be addressed too, UN human rights experts* said today. “Everyone, without exception, has the right to life-saving ... More >>

Iraq: Top UN Official Calls On Political Leaders To Confront COVID-19 Pandemic And Unite

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:32 am | UN News

While the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the political, security, social and economic crises roiling Iraq, the top UN official in the country hopes it will spur leaders to put aside their differences and unite for the common good. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, ... More >>

Yamada Consulting And ZICO Unveil Advisory And Consulting Services Platform

Friday, 27 March 2020, 8:31 am | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE / TOKYO, Mar 26, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Yamada Consulting Group Co., Ltd. ("YCG") of Japan and ZICO Holdings Inc. ("ZICO") announced today they would offer a joint platform for advisory and consulting services to bridge a major funding gap ... More >>

Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports FY2019 Results

Friday, 27 March 2020, 8:28 am | ACN Newswire

JAKARTA, Mar 26, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Wintermar Offshore Marine (WINS:JK) has reported results for the 2019 financial year, with a smaller Net Loss of US$13.3 million for FY2019, a drop of 48% from the previous year, as utilization picked up ... More >>

HKTDC To Launch Spring Virtual Expo And Guided SME Support

Friday, 27 March 2020, 8:26 am | ACN Newswire

Helping to capture new opportunities amid COVID-19 disruptions HONG KONG, Mar 26, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted business activity and supply chains across the globe, with numerous trade fairs and events around the world ... More >>

South Asia: As COVID-19 Spreads, Fears Rise For People At Higher Risk

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 4:15 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Protect daily wage earners, people displaced by conflict, health workers and prisoners As cases of COVID-19 escalate in South Asia, one of the world’s poorest and most populous regions, Amnesty International calls on the authorities there to put human ... More >>

UN Chief Calls For Ceasefire As Yemen Braces For Possible COVID-19 Outbreak

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1:20 pm | UN News

Echoing his 23 March appeal to warring parties across the globe for an immediate ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on those fighting in Yemen to end hostilities and ramp up efforts to counter a potential outbreak of the ... More >>

Queensland Researchers Find Coronavirus Cure?

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:46 am | news.com.au

Sarah McPhee – news.com.au Some patients who tested positive for coronavirus in Australia have already been treated with one of the drugs and “all did very, very well,” researchers say A team of Australian researchers say they’ve found a cure ... More >>

Debt Relief Milestone In Somalia As World Bank, IMF Call For Global Suspension In Light Of COVID-19

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 10:59 am | UN News

The top United Nations official in Somalia congratulated the Horn of Africa nation on Wednesday for achieving the benchmark set by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), confirming its eligibility for debt relief. James Swan , Head ... More >>

UN Rights Chief Urges Quick Action To Prevent Devastating Impact Of COVID-19 In Places Of Detention

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 9:37 am | UN News

COVID-19 has begun to strike in prisons, jails and immigration detention centres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Wednesday, as she urged Governments “not to forget hose behind bars” and to protect those working ... More >>

Danish Parliament Committee Lists Euro-Med Monitor’s Petition On Coronavirus On Its Website

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 9:34 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Copenhagen – The Committee of Foreign Affairs at the Danish parliament has listed a petition launched by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor on its website, inviting members to sign it. The petition calls for the release of political detainees ... More >>

Half Of Countries In Lock Down As COVID-19 Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Working People & Their Families

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:46 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Over half of all countries surveyed (53%) are containing the spread of the coronavirus with national lock-down measures, the closure of schools and non-essential businesses. Six out of fifteen G20 countries which are the drivers of the global economy closed ... More >>

Ease Sanctions Against Countries Fighting COVID-19: UN Human Rights Chief

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:44 am | UN News

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday called for an easing of sanctions against countries such as Iran to allow their medical systems to fight the disease and limit its global spread. Michelle ... More >>

Kingsoft Announces 2019 Annual And Fourth Quarter Results

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 8:56 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Office Software and Services Business Achieves Breakthroughs;Cloud Services Further Expand Leveraging New Technologies HONG KONG, Mar 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; HKEx stock ... More >>

Greece: Rights Violations Against Asylum Seekers At Turkey-Greece Border Must Stop

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:16 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (23 March 2020) – Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the Turkey-Greece border and enhance their protection, a UN human rights expert said today. “I am very concerned about the ... More >>

Women’s Human Rights Groups: Risk Of Rise In Domestic Violence Cases During COVID 19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:13 am | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

Women’s human rights groups in Fiji are deeply concerned with the heightened risk of gender based violence and abuse as families practice social distancing and isolate themselves in response to the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fiji has high prevalence ... More >>

China: UN Experts Gravely Concerned By Enforced Disappearance Of Three Human Rights Lawyers

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:11 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN human rights experts* expressed their grave concern about the welfare of three human rights lawyers who were forcibly disappeared by the Chinese authorities shortly after their arrest in December 2019. Three Chinese human rights lawyers, Mr. Ding ... More >>

WHO And World Football Launch ‘kick Out Coronavirus’ As Millions Sign Up To WhatsApp Helpline

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:04 am | UN News

A new awareness-raising campaign, led by the world’s top football stars, called ‘Pass the message to kick out coronavirus’, was launched on Monday by the UN health agency, WHO, and international football’s governing body, FIFA. The campaign ... More >>

G20 COVID: Trade Unions Call For Coordinated Action For Public Health, Jobs And Incomes

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:00 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Trade unions representing workers in G20 countries and around the world are calling for coordinated action by G20 leaders, in a letter to G20 leaders by the ITUC and OECD-TUAC. An inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic must protect the health ... More >>

APEC Health Working Group Statement On COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:17 pm | APEC

Reflecting the discussions of the Health Working Group which met at the 1st APEC Senior Officials Meeting, 7-8 February 2020, Putrajaya, Malaysia Issued by the APEC Health Working Group Putrajaya, Malaysia, 23 March 2020 We, the member economies ... More >>

Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge Leaders To Learn From Coronavirus To Tackle Climate Crisis

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:02 pm | Common Dreams

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer A burgeoning chorus of climate campaigners and experts is urging political leaders to learn from how governments handle the coronavirus outbreak and, as the pandemic subsides, to seize the opportunity to both revive the ... More >>

Millions Demand Ouster Of Brazilian President Over Handling Of Coronavirus

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:57 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer Brazilians on Wednesday held what was described as the largest protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to date, but the demonstration did not take place in the streets. Instead, voluntarily confined to their homes to ... More >>

Economists Demand Trump Immediately Lift Sanctions That Are 'Feeding The Coronavirus Epidemic'

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:48 pm | Common Dreams

by Jake Johnson, staff writer A group of economists and policy experts on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately lift the United States' crippling sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries, warning that the economic ... More >>

World Water Day: Often Overlooked, Water Resources Are Essential Part Of Solution To Climate Change

Monday, 23 March 2020, 8:12 am | UN News

On World Water Day , the United Nations launched a flagship report which says that reducing both the impacts and drivers of climate change will require major shifts in the way we use and reuse the Earth’s limited water resources. The new global ... More >>

The Slow Path Of Restitutions

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:17 am | Colonialism Reparation

Colonialism reparation asks the repatriation of the remains and the definitive restitution of the treasures looted by former colonizers as a first step in the direction of the Reparation of the damages of colonialism, stopping to hinder an inevitable step ... More >>

Covid 19 And Gaza

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 1:30 pm | Palestine Solidarity Network

Palestine Solidarity – combined organisations’ letter to the Prime Minister 20 March 2020 Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Parliament Buildings Wellington Email j.ardern@ministers.govt.nz Kia ora Ms Ardern, Covid 19 and Gaza The more than two ... More >>

OneWeb Successfully Launches 34 More Satellites Into Orbit In Second Launch Of 2020

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 11:37 am | One Web

· OneWeb declares today’s satellite launch a success · This launch continues path towards internet everywhere for everyone · OneWeb is proud to launch from Kazakhstan, extending Baikonur Cosmodrome’s world-class legacy to the space industry London, ... More >>

OECD Secretary-General: Coronavirus “war” Demands Joint Action

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 11:23 am | OECD

OECD Secretary-General: coronavirus “war” demands joint action Commits policy support, saying efforts must have “Ambition of Marshall Plan, vision of New Deal” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría called today for sweeping joint action by governments ... More >>

Novotech CRO Tapped For Two Informa Citeline Awards For Excellence In Asia-Pacific Clinical Trials

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 2:13 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SYDNEY, Mar 20, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Asia-Pacific's largest specialist biotech CRO Novotech has been selected as a finalist in two categories for the Citeline Awards 2020 (formerly CARE Awards), hosted by Informa Pharma Intelligence, scheduled this ... More >>

“An Immediate Human Rights Response To Counter The COVID-19 Is An Urgent Priority,” Says UN Expert

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:59 pm | UNHCHR

“An immediate human rights response to counter the COVID-19 and the global recession ahead is an urgent priority,” says UN expert GENEVA (20 March 2020) – The best response to a potential economic and social catastrophe provoked by the COVID-19 ... More >>