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Why Won’t Biden Wave The Magic Wand In His Hand To Stop Israel?

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 6:24 pm | Independent Media Institute

If stopping genocide is not a good enough reason for Biden to rein in Israel’s blood thirst, is losing the 2024 election a risk he’s willing to take? As Israel’s war on Gaza continues unabated, the United States, which holds great leverage over ... More >>

ITUC Joins ILO Global Coalition For Social Justice

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 6:04 pm | ITUC

The ITUC is now a member of the Global Coalition for Social Justice – a ground-breaking initiative aimed at intensifying collective efforts to address social justice deficits. ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The Coalition is key to tackling increasing ... More >>

The Climate Crisis And Accessing Finance Top Agenda At APRC37

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:52 pm | UN FAO

The climate crisis and accessing finance top agenda at high-level gathering of Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries at APRC37 FAO hosts event where Ministers from the Asia-Pacific also discuss common ... More >>

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UN Forum Urges Commitments Be Translated Into Concrete Actions In Asia & The Pacific, Ahead Of ‘Pact For The Future’

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:46 pm | UN ESCAP

The 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call for countries to take urgent, accelerated actions supported by strong, sustained multilateral cooperation – or risk falling further behind ... More >>

DR Congo: Fighting Threatens Stability Of Entire Region, Envoy Warns

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:17 pm | UN News

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fighting between the M23 armed group and national forces has further compounded the dire humanitarian situation in the east, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, said on Tuesday. Briefing ... More >>

UN Allocates $100 Million For Underfunded Emergencies

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 3:06 pm | UN News

The UN’s top relief official on Tuesday released $100 million from the Organization’s core humanitarian emergency fund to support underfunded aid operations in seven countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. The new allocation from the Central ... More >>

DR Congo: Fighting Threatens Stability Of Entire Region, Envoy Warns

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 3:05 pm | UN News

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fighting between the M23 armed group and national forces has further compounded the dire humanitarian situation in the east, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, said on Tuesday. Briefing ... More >>

UKRAINE - Over 600,000 Children Return Home To "extreme Needs" Including Danger, Destruction And Poverty

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 1:43 pm | Save The Children

As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, around 630,000 children - over one in 12 of the total pre-war child population - who were displaced have returned home to face extreme needs relating to their family's livelihoods, health, and threats ... More >>

No Respite For Children And Families In Gaza As UN Security Council Ceasefire Resolution Fails To Pass

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:46 am | Save The Children

The lives of at least one million children in Gaza remain at risk from fighting, starvation and disease, as well as ongoing severe mental distress from months of war, after the UN Security Council failed to pass yet another ceasefire resolution, ... More >>

Coates Acquires GTH Equipment

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:34 am | Coates

The acquisition of the assets of the Smithfield-headquartered GTH Equipment sees Coates add more than 650 market-leading assets to its equipment hire fleet nationally, while establishing an additional base of operations in the heart of greater Sydney’s ... More >>

CAPHRA Hightlights Flaws In Tobacco Control And Rise Of Black Market

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 6:07 pm | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) today issued a stark warning about the unintended consequences of current tobacco control policies, including the alarming rise in the illicit tobacco trade and the unjust vilification ... More >>

Autism Spectrum Australia Boosts Efficiency, Bolsters IT With ManageEngine

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:34 am | Autism Spectrum Australia Aspect

SYDNEY, Australia — 20 Feb, 2023 — Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has increased efficiency and streamlined processes for reliable IT support with the help of ManageEngine’s suite of products. As a non-profit organisation and Australia’s largest autism-specific ... More >>

World's 10 Largest Crises Force Over 10 Million Children From Their Homes - Save The Children

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:50 pm | Save The Children

More than 10 million children were forced to flee their homes last year in the world’s 10 largest crises, according to new Save the Children analysis. This has likely pushed the number of children displaced globally to more than 50 million, the highest ever ... More >>

Governments From Asia And The Pacific Gather To Review Lessons Learned From Pandemic And Environmental Crises

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:42 pm | UN FAO

19/02/2024, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Government policymakers from across the vast Asia and Pacific region are meeting here this week to agree a pathway to reform their agrifood systems and accelerate recovery from pandemic and environmental crises, ... More >>

Social Capital Matters Podcast Returns With Fresh Insights For How Leaders Can Navigate An Increasingly Fractured World

Monday, 19 February 2024, 2:06 pm | Baldwin Boyle Group

A former White House staffer and the UN Goodwill Ambassador who sparked Thailand’s own MeToo movement – #DontTellMeHowToDress – are among the guests on the second season of Baldwin Boyle Group’s Social Capital Matters podcast. The podcast, first ... More >>

99 Million People Included In Largest Global Vaccine Safety Study

Monday, 19 February 2024, 10:09 am | Global Vaccine Data Network

Global Vaccine Data Network utilises vast data sets to detect potential vaccine safety signals. The Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) assessed 13 neurological, blood, and heart related medical conditions to see if there was a greater risk of ... More >>

In Munich, Guterres Calls For New Global Order That Works For All

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 7:27 pm | UN News

Global governance in its present form is entrenching divisions and fuelling discontent, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday. “Our world is facing existential challenges, but ... More >>

Russia: UN Human Rights Office ‘appalled’ At Death Of Navalny In Prison

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 7:26 pm | UN News

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Friday said it was “appalled” over the death announced by Russian authorities of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in prison, calling for an impartial and transparent independent investigation. Mr. Navalny, ... More >>

Drastic Erosion Of Women’s Rights In Afghanistan Continues

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 7:07 pm | UN News

Afghan women fear arrest, harassment and further punishment whenever a new Taliban decree is announced, according to a new multi-agency UN report issued on Friday based on an extensive survey of women across the country. Police enforcement has increased ... More >>

Lifesaving Medical Care Collapsing Under Assault In Gaza: WHO

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 6:51 pm | UN News

The largest remaining hospital in southern Gaza is “barely functional”, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday amid reports of intense attacks by Israeli forces. There have been reports of damage to Nasser Hospital’s orthopedic ... More >>

Global Tourism Resilience Day

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 6:43 pm | Regional Pacific NDC Hub

As the world commemorates Global Tourism Resilience Day on February 17th, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) took a significant step forward in its commitment to sustainable tourism and climate resilience. In alignment with this global initiative, FSM is ... More >>

Rising Death Toll: 100 Journalists Killed In Gaza Since October 7th

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 6:39 pm | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has recorded at least 100 journalists killed in Gaza since October 7, 2023. In total, 107 journalists have been killed in the conflict, including four in Israel and three in Lebanon. RSF salutes the courageous work of ... More >>

Russia: UN Experts Call For Accountability For Navalny's Death And Immediate Release Of All Political Prisoners

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 6:37 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (16 February 2024) – UN experts* today called on the Russian Federation to swiftly investigate reports of the unexpected death in custody of prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny while serving a 19-year prison sentence, following his arbitrary ... More >>

Bureaucratic Muck Up Releases Two Versions Of Joint Statement From NZ, Australia And Canada On The Beehive Website

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:31 am | Palestine Solidarity Network

  Yesterday PSNA issued a media release responding to the Joint Statement from the New Zealand, Australia and Canadian governments on Israeli plans to invade Gaza. However we now find there are two versions of this joint statement on the Beehive ... More >>

Statement On Israeli Airstrikes That Killed At Least Four Children In The South Of Lebanon

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:00 am | Save The Children

Save the Children is calling on all parties to respect international humanitarian law after Israeli airstrikes in the south of Lebanon this week killed a mother and her two children and a family of nine including two children, according to media ... More >>

HMS Tamar Visits Pitcairn And Makes Safe Old Explosives

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:56 am | British High Commission

Patrol ship HMS Tamar has spent five days in and around the Pacific island of Pitcairn. Specialists from Tamar carried out the first stage of neutralising old explosives left on Pitcairn for nearly half a century by carrying out a series of controlled ... More >>

Ukraine Recovery And Reconstruction: $486 Billion Over The Next Decade

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:28 am | UN News

Reconstruction and recovery in war-torn Ukraine is projected to cost $486 billion over the next decade, up from $411 billion estimated a year ago, a UN-backed study published on Thursday has revealed. The updated Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment ... More >>

In War-torn Gaza, Displaced People Forced To Evacuate Hospital Have Nowhere To Go

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 3:20 pm | Doctors Without Borders

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the decision by Israeli Forces to issue an evacuation order to thousands of displaced people sheltering inside Nasser hospital, in Khan Yunis, the largest medical facility in southern Gaza. ... More >>

Rights Groups Call For Stronger Government Action To Prevent Slaughter In Rafah

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 2:42 pm | Alternative Jewish Voices

“What’s happening in Rafah is of a different order of magnitude, even in the context of Israel’s deadly war on Gaza, and so our response needs to be too” - say human rights groups, Alternative Jewish Voices - Dayenu and Justice for Palestine. More >>

Northeast Health Wangaratta Digital Care Record Upgrade To Improve The Healthcare Experience For Victorians

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 12:11 pm | Northeast Health Wangaratta

Wangaratta, Victoria – Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW), a leading Victorian health service committed to providing quality healthcare to more than 90,000 people across North East Victoria, is midway through a strategic upgrade to their digital ... More >>

Infections On The Rise In Gaza As Israel Impedes Delivery Of Water, Food

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 11:24 am | Harlem Globetrotters

Amid an ongoing food crisis caused by Israeli-imposed restrictions on aid entering the Gaza Strip, increasing numbers of people are exposed to the long-term effects of malnourishment. This includes a growing risk of contracting communicable diseases ... More >>

Joint Statement On Conflict-Induced Hunger In Gaza

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 9:16 am | Save The Children

We, the signatories of this statement, call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and a massive increase in humanitarian assistance to avoid famine in Gaza, and as the only way to comply with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2417. ... More >>

Gazans ‘anxious And Living In Fear’ Of Israeli Assault On Rafah, Warns Top UN Aid Official

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 6:53 pm | UN News

As international efforts continue to secure a ceasefire in Gaza, the head of UNRWA, the UN aid agency for Palestinians, warned on Tuesday that those in the enclave remain deeply traumatised by the war with Israel and afraid of a full-scale assault on Rafah ... More >>

Kacific's Double Win At PTC'24 Solidifies Its Pacific Leadership, Recognising Satellite Excellence And Innovation

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 2:38 pm | Kacific

Singapore, 14 February 2024 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has been recognised for excellence in the satellite industry and exceptional achievements in leveraging the latest technologies at the PTC’ 24 Awards presented by the Pacific Telecommunications ... More >>

No Time To Lose For Ocean Protection As Species Face Extinction

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 1:47 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says the need for global ocean sanctuaries on the high seas is urgent and profound, with a new report revealing nearly half of all endangered migratory animals are in decline, while one in five face extinction. Whales, sharks, rays, ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Key Human Rights Issues Raised With United Nations Member States

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:55 am | Human Rights Commission

Constitutional protections, Indigenous peoples’ rights, and workers’ rights are the key human rights issues Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission raised with United Nations Member States in Geneva last night. The Commission and other ... More >>

ShelterBox Launches Urgent Fundraising Appeal As It Confirms Response To Support People Displaced In Gaza

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:03 am | ShelterBox

The international disaster relief charity ShelterBox is set to support thousands of people displaced in Gaza with emergency shelter aid and other essential items. In partnership with Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), the charity will be providing ... More >>

FWRM Holds Regional Workshop To Build Capacity Of Partner Organisations Across The Region

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 6:32 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement convened a two-day regional workshop that concluded today in Suva on “How to Be Gender Responsive and Transformative”. A total of 15 participants from a diverse range of organisations in eight countries, attended ... More >>

MSF: Israel’s Ground Offensive On Rafah Would Be Catastrophic

Monday, 12 February 2024, 11:10 am | Medicines Sans Frontiers

Israel’s declared ground offensive on Rafah would be catastrophic and must not proceed. As aerial bombardment of the area continues, more than a million people, many living in tents and makeshift shelters, now face a dramatic escalation in this ... More >>

Rally To Parliament On Tuesday 13th February With Questions For Politicians

Monday, 12 February 2024, 9:39 am | Palestine Solidarity Network

<img src="" width="509" height="720"> The Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa is helping organise a rally at parliament this coming Tuesday 13th February ... More >>

Dining Out For Gaza This Valentine's Day

Monday, 12 February 2024, 9:21 am | Joint Press Release

Will You Free My Palestine? Wednesday 14th February (Valentine’s Day) At cafes, shops and restaurants around Aotearoa - see @Tamakilovespalestine ( Instagram or Facebook ) or here for the full list. Crowd favourites Coco’s Cantina, Ima Cuisine ... More >>

Gaza: UN Health Agency Warns Over Continuing Attacks On Healthcare

Monday, 12 February 2024, 5:17 am | UN News

The unrelenting war in Gaza hasn’t spared hospitals, their staff or the people sheltering there, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday as it unveiled data indicating more than 350 attacks on healthcare in the enclave since hostilities ... More >>

Haiti: Türk Warns Of Deepening Human Rights Crisis Following Most Violent Month In Two Years

Monday, 12 February 2024, 5:14 am | OHCHR

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Friday issued an urgent warning about the deepening human rights catastrophe in Haiti, after figures showed that January was the most violent month in more than two years. “The already dire human ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee Publishes Findings On Bulgaria, Congo, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Senegal And South Africa

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 6:27 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (8 February 2024) - The UN Child Rights Committee (CRC) today issued its findings on Bulgaria, Congo, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Senegal and South Africa, after reviewing the six States parties during its latest session. The findings ... More >>

Cashing In On Racist Bail

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 6:25 pm | Independent Media Institute

Cash bail is racist. No wonder the GOP loves it and is relying on expanding it as a cynical election-year ploy. Most Americans have not considered “cash bail” as critical to equality and freedom. The term is an esoteric one but is increasingly ... More >>

Marjorie Hecht: Prepared Learning: What Are Humans Hard-Wired For At Birth?

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 6:22 pm | Independent Media Institute

Do living beings learn and pass on to future generations some behaviors or predispositions more easily than others––and if so, how? So-called prepared learning is a question psychologists and other scientists have studied for decades, developing a series ... More >>

World News In Brief: Rafah Escalation Fears, Gaza War’s Unprecedented Death Rate, Pakistan Terrorist Attacks Condemned

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 6:18 pm | UN News

The unprecedented population density in Rafah in southern Gaza makes it nearly impossible to protect civilians in the event of ground attacks, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, warned on Friday. More than half of Gaza’s population of over two ... More >>

Mongolian Dzud: Extreme Weather Puts 90% Of Country At ‘High Risk’

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 6:17 pm | UN News

The ongoing “white and iron” dzud in Mongolia has reached a “critical” level, with over 90 per cent of the country facing high levels of risk from the unique weather phenomenon, UN agencies have reported. About 190,000 herder households are struggling ... More >>

Israeli Desecration Of Graves In Gaza Includes Damage To New Zealand War Graves From WW1

Friday, 9 February 2024, 1:40 pm | Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

PSNA is calling on the government to investigate reports that the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Gaza – which has 23 New Zealand graves from the First World War – has been damaged by Israel in its war on Gaza. The Guardian newspaper reports : “The ... More >>

Global Heating Exceeds 1.5°C For 12 Months - Greenpeace Reaction

Friday, 9 February 2024, 9:05 am | Greenpeace

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Reacting to Copernicus ClimateChange Service EU climate service data showing the first time global warming has likely exceeded a global average of 1.5C above the pre industrial baseline across an entire year, from February 2023 ... More >>

New Policy To Protect And Promote The Rights Of Indigenous Solomon Islands People In The Making

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 8:22 pm | Solomon Islands MRD

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) in collaboration with a task force team comprising of indigenous people from civil organisations are working on a new policy for the indigenous peoples of Solomon Islands. The overarching aim of the new and ... More >>

Disney In 2024: Same Questions, More Urgency For Bob Iger And Team [Parrot Analytics]

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 9:25 am | Disney

When assessing the state of Disney in February 2023 , Parrot Analytics wrote the following: “Some of the questions facing this century-old institution include: whether to shutter linear channels, whether to license content to competitors to ... More >>

John Reuwer Peace Practitioner And Educator - National Tour February

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 9:15 am | Joint Press Release

At this time when fraught military aggression is destroying many lives and societies and disrupting critical global systems, we desperately need better ways of resolving our conflicts. So we welcome: More >>

With Middle East At A ‘Critical Juncture’, UN Iraq Envoy Appeals For Restraint

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 7:51 pm | UN News

Attacks originating both within and outside Iraq have the potential to unravel hard-won stability and other achievements if they continue, the head of the UN Mission in the country, UNAMI , warned the Security Council on Tuesday. “With the conflict ... More >>

Parliamentary Report Recommends Increased Transparency In Trade Agreement Processes, But More Remains To Be Done

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 3:44 pm | AFTINET

“AFTINET welcomes the main conclusions of the Interim Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the government’s approach to negotiating trade agreements that the process should be more transparent for stakeholders, parliament and the public,” ... More >>

Beyond The Hell Of Paradise

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 9:59 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

It’s been five years since a hellish wildfire burned down Paradise in less than a day. The conflagration killed 85 and incinerated more than 15,000 homes and businesses in the nearby mountain town. Though mostly rebuilt and only 20 minutes away, I hadn’t ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Urges UK Government To Halt Imminent Extradition Of Julian Assange

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 9:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (6 February 2024) – The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Alice Jill Edwards, today urged the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) to halt the possible extradition of Julian Assange to the United States of America. She called on British authorities ... More >>

The Dangers Of Complicity: The US Courts, Gaza And Genocide

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 9:53 am | Binoy Kampmark

Holding the foreign policy of a country accountable in court, notably when it comes to matters criminal, can be insuperably challenging. Judges traditionally shun making decisions on policy, even though they unofficially do so all the time. The Center ... More >>

Keepiton In Pakistan: Ensure Open And Secure Internet For All During The 2024 Elections

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 9:21 am | Access Now

As Pakistan heads to the polls on 8 February , authorities must guarantee uninterrupted access to the internet and digital communication platforms for everyone across the country. Through an open letter , Access Now, the #KeepItOn coalition , and organisations ... More >>

US Must Uphold Judges’ Right To Speak Freely About Race & Gender Bias

Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 5:29 am | UN News

Judges in the United States must be free to speak about important issues that threaten judicial independence or affect the administration of justice, an expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Monday. Special Rapporteur Margaret Satterthwaite ... More >>


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