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Agriculture Support Heralds MAL-CSSI New Partnership

Monday, 19 April 2021, 5:56 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A new era partnership to boost agriculture development focusing on strengthening food production for food security has materialized between the Ministry of Agriculture (MAL) and the Correctional Services of Solomon Islands (CSSI). The new partnership ... More >>

Statement From Provisional Government of West Papua On Political Refugee Beny Wenda

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 3:58 pm | Federal Republic of West Papua

This a statement from Yoab Syatfle, the Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of the Federal Republic of West Papua. This is our response to the statement from Beny Wenda political refugee who has obtained asylum in the United Kingdom which ... More >>

Guterres Urges Cities To Embrace ‘Generational Opportunity’ For Climate Action, Sustainable Development

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 4:41 pm | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all. Addressing the C40 Mayors Climate Alliance, ... More >>

Vaccine Equity The ‘Challenge Of Our Time’, WHO Chief Declares, As Governments Call For Solidarity, Sharing

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 4:40 pm | UN News

With the number of new COVID-19 cases nearly doubling over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate the world has seen during the pandemic, the unequal distribution of vaccines is not only a moral outrage, but economically and ... More >>

Libya: Security Council Backs Ceasefire Mechanism, Calls For Withdrawal Of Foreign Forces And Mercenaries

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 4:38 pm | UN News

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement. In a second vote announced ... More >>

Young Women From Western Division Focus Of FWRM Leadership Programme

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 1:34 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

Twenty young women representatives from Lautoka, Ba and Tavua have now joined the eighth cohort (8) of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement’s Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) programme. FWRM today conducted the orientation workshop for the ELF 8 group ... More >>

COVID-19 Prevention Medical Equipment Handed To Nauru

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 1:08 pm | UNDP Fiji

The personal protective equipment (PPE) were handed over to H.E. Michael Aroi, Nauru High Commissioner (left) in Nadi, Fiji today. (Photo: Imran Khan, UNDP) The consignments were carried by Nauru Airlines and departed Nadi International Airport to Nauru today. ... More >>

Sports Fans Vote For Their Laureus Sporting Moment Of The Year

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 5:18 am | Laureus

Laureus Sporting Moment 2021 launches TODAY in a global online poll ‘This celebrates something special in sport, something very special in life’ says Laureus World Sports Academy Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick Shortlist contains six emotional moments ... More >>

Hong Kong: Union Leader Lee Cheuk Yan And Four Others Imprisoned

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 5:15 am | ITUC

Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, has been sentenced by a Hong Kong court to 18 months in prison for organising and participating in pro-democracy events in August 2019 . Four other democracy defenders ... More >>

Northeast Nigeria Violence Forces 65,000 To Flee, Humanitarians Targeted By Armed Groups

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 5:14 am | UN News

A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” hunting for aid workers, the UN said on Friday. ... More >>

Dye-based Device Sees The Invisible

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 5:12 am | ACN Newswire

Devices that can see shortwave infrared light, which is invisible to the naked eye, could soon become cheaper and more accessible to a broader consumer base. Tsukuba, Japan, Apr 16, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists in Europe have designed an organic ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Remarks To Meeting With Leading Mayors Supported By C40 Cities

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 5:06 am | United Nations Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General's remarks to Meeting with Leading Mayors Supported by C40 Cities: “Advancing a Carbon-Neutral, Resilient Recovery for Cities and Nations” 16 April 2021 Thank you for joining me today, and for your commitment and leadership. Cities ... More >>

Alert Over Shortage Of New Drugs For ‘World’s Most Dangerous Bacteria’

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:33 pm | UN News

A lack of new treatments for common infections has left people dangerously exposed to the “world’s most dangerous bacteria”, the UN health agency said on Thursday. The alert from the World Health Organization ( WHO ) is delivered in a report showing ... More >>

Iraq: UNESCO Architectural Design Winners To Rebuild Iconic Al-Nouri Mosque Complex

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:30 pm | UN News

Eight Egyptian architects have been awarded the job of restoring the historic Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq, the UN cultural chief announced on Thursday. Selected by an international jury from among 123 entries in a global competition, the winning ... More >>

CoinSmart Appoints Joe Tosti As Chief Compliance Officer

Friday, 16 April 2021, 12:50 pm | ACN Newswire

Joe will Provide Regulatory Oversight as the Ontario Securities Commission Doubles Down on Crypto Compliance TORONTO, Apr 16, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - CoinSmart, a Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced it has appointed Joe Tosti to the role of Chief ... More >>

Morocco: Concern Over The Health Of Detained Journalists On Hunger Strike

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:29 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva - The Moroccan authorities have continued to detain journalists Omar Al-Radi and Suleiman Al-Raissouni in Oukacha prison in Casablanca, which led them to declare a hunger strike to demand their release, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor ... More >>

Japan: UN Experts Say Deeply Disappointed By Decision To Discharge Fukushima Water

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (15 April 2021) - UN human rights experts* today expressed deep regret at Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, saying the discharge could impact millions of lives and livelihoods ... More >>

UN Disability Rights Committee Issues Findings On Estonia; Calls For People With Disabilities Inclusion In The Community

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:25 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (15 April 2021) — The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has published its findings on Estonia, which it examined during its latest session. The Committee recognised steps taken by Estonia to implement the Convention ... More >>

UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination To Review Belgium

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:21 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (15 April 2021) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 19 to 30 April, during which it will review Belgium. In a public dialogue held online and webcast on 20 and 21 April, CERD, which ... More >>

Awake At Night | S3-Episode 21: There Is Hope

Friday, 16 April 2021, 6:15 am | United Nations

Brazzaville visit to CSI Pilote du Diabete with Health workers at a local government clinic. 2018 - Photo: ©CSI/Dr. Soumya Swaminathan "When it comes to a pandemic, it really needs global collaboration and solidarity because the pathogens and viruses More >>

'The Crown' Surges In Audience Demand Following Prince Philip's Death (Parrot Analytics)

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:56 am | Parrot Analytics

While debate rages about the accuracy of Prince Philip’s portrayal in Netflix’s smash hit The Crown , there is no doubt about how his recent death has impacted global audience demand for the series. In the days immediately following Prince Philip’s ... More >>

Lesflicks Celebrates Lesbian Visibility Week ~ 26th April 2021 - 2nd May 2021

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:51 am | Lesflicks

Lesflicks is proud to be releasing “The Pass”, a live theatrical event written and performed by Denise Marsa, in association with BMG Management Rights (US) LLC and Denise Marsa Productions Photo: King Redman ABOUT THE PASS: 'The Pass' is a compelling ... More >>

FASHIONALLY Collection #16 - Fall/Winter 2021

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:30 am | ACN Newswire

Presenting new collections from 11 young HK designer brands HONG KONG, Apr 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The pandemic has led to a reset for traditional fashion events, with virtual fashion shows becoming the new normal. This gives fashion brands from ... More >>

OECD Area Employment Rate Rose By 1.0 Percentage Point In The 4th Quarter Of 2020, But Remains Below Pre-pandemic Level

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:28 am | OECD

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – rose by 1.0 percentage point in the fourth quarter of 2020, to 66.7%, remaining 1.9 percentage points below the rate observed in the first quarter of 2020. In the ... More >>

Moonstake Collaboration Webinar With Strategic Partner, Orbs On April 21st

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 5:25 pm | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Apr 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Moonstake and our strategic partner, Orbs blockchain, will hold a joint webinar on 21st of Apr at 7PM in Singapore time. We will discuss the future collaboration of Moonstake as a Guardian (validator) of ... More >>

Overall Winners 2021 : Professional, Open, Student And Youth Winners Announced

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 5:17 pm | Sony World Photography Awards

© Craig Easton The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s ... More >>

Biden Summit: Charities And Churches Call On Morrison To Halve Emissions By 2030

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:01 am | Greenpeace

 More than 10 environmental and humanitarian organisations including Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Oxfam Australia, the Pacific Climate Action Network, The Pacific Conference of Churches, and the Edmund Rice Centre have used a full-page newspaper ... More >>

Prevention Is ‘only Cure’ To End Sexual Violence In Conflict, Security Council Hears

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:51 am | UN News

“Prevention is the best and only cure” to stem the multiple, devastating and enduring consequences faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict, especially as a brutal tactic of war, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday. ... More >>

Hundreds Of Millions Of Women Living Lives ‘Governed By Others’, UN Report Shows

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:49 am | UN News

Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday, has revealed. According to the UN Population Fund ( UNFPA )’s State ... More >>

USA: “Rewards For Justice” Program Violates Human Rights, Say UN Experts

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 April 2021) – The United States’ anti-terrorism program “Rewards for Justice” is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, UN human rights experts* said. The program, operated by the U.S. State Department, ... More >>

Human Rights Committee Issues Findings On Finland And Kenya

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:45 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (14 April 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee has issued its findings on Finland and Kenya which it examined during the latest online session. The Committee commended the positive aspects of how Finland and Kenya are implementing the International ... More >>

Israel/OPT: UN Experts Warn Of Rising Levels Of Israeli Settler Violence In A Climate Of Impunity

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (14 April 2021) – Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank has risen markedly in recent months, with assaults and property destruction occurring in an atmosphere of impunity, UN human rights experts* ... More >>

SEEK Employment Report - SEEK Job Ads At An All-time High In March 2021

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:30 am | SEEK

The latest SEEK Employment Report shows an increase of 75.1% in national jobs advertised compared to March 2020, when the fallout of COVID-19 first impacted the labour market. In addition to the solid y/y growth, new job ads on have increased by ... More >>

Eliminating Illicit Tobacco Trade Is A Step Towards #EndTobacco And SDGs

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:25 am | CNS

Ending tobacco use globally is not just a compelling public health imperative but is also key for social justice and corporate accountability. Let us not forget that each of the diseases caused by tobacco could have been prevented, and every tobacco-related ... More >>

Brazilian Psychedelia: Devaneio Debuts With Conceptual Disc

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:23 am | Devaneio

With a bold stance, Devaneio launches his debut album with a conceptual theme. The album of the same name brings in its seven tracks reflections on the manifestation of spirituality in religions, in the individual and in the universe. The complex ... More >>

The COVID-19 Pandemic And Related Crises Call For Higher Levels Of ODA

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:20 am | DAC CSO Reference Group

Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that over the course of 2020 DAC donors allocated 161.2 billion USD of official development assistance (ODA), more commonly known as ‘development aid’. Despite the long-standing ... More >>

Policy Reset Can Deliver A Stronger, More Resilient, Equitable And Sustainable Post-pandemic Recovery, OECD Says

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:16 am | OECD

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social and economic disruption worldwide, but is also providing governments with the opportunity to put economies on a more sustainable and inclusive growth path while addressing the underlying challenges, according to ... More >>

S.A.M. Trade (Asia) Pte Ltd (OTC: SMFX) Begins US OTC Trading

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:13 am | ACN Newswire

St Vincent & the Grenadines, Apr 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Global trading broker Samtrade FX Ltd. (Samtrade FX, the "Company"), together with its subsidiaries (the "Group"), announces that its affiliate, S.A.M. Trade ... More >>

UREEQA's Extraordinary Partnership With The Ministry Of Education In Cyprus

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:10 am | ACN Newswire

NICOSIA, Apr 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - UREEQA is thrilled to announce a brand-new partnership with the Republic of Cyprus' Ministry of Education, Department of Secondary General Education's music program. This pilot affiliation will grant students from ... More >>

My Body Is My Own: State Of World Population Report 2021

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:04 am | UNFPA

MY BODY IS MY OWN Claiming the right to autonomy and self-determination UNFPA STATE OF WORLD POPULATION REPORT 2021 GLOBAL LAUNCH: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is ... More >>

Coinbase IPO: Bitcoin Investors Must Expect More Government Scrutiny Of Crypto

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 5:56 am | deVere Group

Bitcoin investors should be braced for – but not put off by – “much greater government scrutiny,” warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations. The warning from Nigel Green, CEO and ... More >>

Spritzer Natural Mineral Water Passes Test For Plastics Contaminants

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 5:51 am | ACN Newswire

Laboratory test shows no microplastics detected in Spritzer natural mineral water sample KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Spritzer Malaysia ("Spritzer"), Malaysia's best-selling natural mineral water, has released the results of an analysis ... More >>

MAL Rolls Out Distribution Of BHC Donated Seeds & Tools To Farmers

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:52 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) continue to roll out distribution of the British High Commission (BHC) donated seeds and tools to the farming community across the country. Distribution commenced last week Friday 9th April with Betikama ... More >>

WHO And Partners Urge Countries To Halt Sales Of Wild Mammals At Food Markets

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:43 pm | UN News

© FAO/Justin Jin | A meat stall in a market in Beijing, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known as “wet markets”, in efforts ... More >>

UN Atomic Energy Agency To Work With Japan On Fukushima Water Disposal

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:41 pm | UN News

The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, said on Tuesday that it will work closely with Japan which is preparing to release a million tonnes of contaminated seawater used to cool the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. IAEA Director General Rafael ... More >>

OPCW Investigation Should Expedite Holding The Syrian Regime Accountable

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:38 pm | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has released is findings in the second report by the OPCW Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) regarding the attack on Saraqib city, northern Syria on 4 February 2018 which ... More >>

UN Experts Deplore Rights Violations Against Burundi Refugees

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:36 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the governments of Tanzania and Burundi to respect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi, deploring reports of enforced disappearances, torture, forced ... More >>

Intensifying Widespread, Systematic Slaughter By Myanmar Military Must Be Halted – Bachelet

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:35 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (13 April 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged States to take immediate, decisive and impactful measures to push Myanmar’s military leadership into halting its campaign of repression and slaughter ... More >>

Uganda: UN Experts Extremely Concerned At Serious Rights Violations Linked To General Elections

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:33 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 April 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of Uganda to immediately stop the brutal crackdown on its political opponents which began in the lead-up to January’s disputed general elections and continues to suppress ... More >>

New Report: Incidents And Victims Of Landmine Explosions In Syria Increased Despite Military Operations Eased

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:32 pm | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva - Landmines scattered across various conflicted areas in Syria endanger the lives and safety of civilians, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a report released today. All parties to the conflict should stop using landmines, ... More >>

'End All Sanctions Against Cuba!' - Join Picket Outside United States Consulate on Saturday

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 4:47 pm | Mike Treen

The Auckland Cuba Friendship Society invites members of the public to join them in calling for the United States government to lift all its sanctions against Cuba. There will be a protest picket on Saturday, April 17 outside the United States Consulate, ... More >>

Discrepancies In Official Trade Data Suggest Illegal International Trade In Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 4:01 pm | Humane Society International

Discrepancies in trade data between Australia and its international trading partners suggests fins from endangered hammerhead sharks caught in Australian waters are possibly being traded illegally, a report commissioned by the Australian Marine Conservation ... More >>

WHO, OIE And UNEP Call On Countries To Suspend Trade In Live Wild Mammals

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 3:03 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) asks countries to act swiftly on the recommendation to suspend trade in live wild mammals issued overnight by the WHO, OIE* and UNEP*. The three global organisations have cooperated to call for an emergency suspension ... More >>

COVID-19 Spending Helped To Lift Foreign Aid To An All-time High In 2020 But More Effort Needed – OECD

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:52 am | OECD

Foreign aid from official donors rose to an all-time high of USD 161.2 billion in 2020, up 3.5% in real terms from 2019, boosted by additional spending mobilised to help developing countries grappling with the COVID-19 crisis, according to preliminary ... More >>

Seville To Be Host City For 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:45 am | Laureus

LONDON, April 13, 2021 - The winners of the 22nd Laureus World Sports Awards, the most prestigious honours in sport, are to be announced in Seville on May 6. Seville, the capital of Andalusia, captures the essence of Spanish culture, art and passion. ... More >>

MyArtBroker Reveals The World’s Most Googled Artists

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:37 am | MyArtBroker

MyArtBroker uncovers a clear battle between Banksy and Picasso to be crowned the most popular in the world Banksy is the most popular artist in 30 European countries and has the highest search volume on Google, whereas Picasso is the most searched ... More >>

Japan Has The Most Powerful Passport But Only In A Post-Pandemic World

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:32 am | Henley and Partners

As vaccination program rollouts gather momentum in certain countries, the resumption of regular international travel is no longer an abstract hope. The latest results from the Henley Passport Index — the original ranking of all the world’s passports ... More >>

Kiwi Team’s Finalised Prototype Unveiled For The International Lexus Design Award 2021

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:28 am | Lexus New Zealand

APRIL 13, 2021 Lexus today unveiled the refined prototypes of the six finalists of the Lexus Design Award 2021 global competition, including the Kiwi team ‘Heartfelt’ composed of two AUT students. Jessica Vea and Gayle Lee – the young, local designers ... More >>

CLIs Continue To Strengthen In Most Major Economies

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:24 am | OECD

The OECD Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to strengthen in most major economies. In the United States, the CLI continues to increase at a steady pace, driven by the ... More >>

Fujitsu Renews Key Systems For Japan Met Agency, Contributing To Completion Of Centralized Virtualization Platform

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 5:20 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, Apr 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the renewal of three critical systems for the Japan Meteorological Agency to allow them to operate on the "JMA Information System Infrastructure," which serves as the new central ... More >>