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‘Practices For Care And Endurance’ Support Those Organizing For Ceasefire In Gaza

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 6:08 pm | Independent Media Institute

Amid genocidal violence and mass civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip, well-known writers, artists, healers, and activists shared practices of care and endurance to support efforts for ceasefire and peace. Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip—which ... More >> Responds To OPEC Chief Urging Members To Reject Any COP28 Deal That Targets Fossil Fuels

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 5:03 pm |

Global - This Friday, major global press outlets leaked a letter from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) asking its members to reject any possible agreement at COP28 that mentions the phaseout of fossil fuels. This possibility would ... More >>

Myanmar’s Instability Deepens As The World Watches Silently

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 4:59 pm | Globetrotter

Militant groups are increasingly threatening Myanmar’s military government. But other non-state actors, as well as China, are playing powerful roles in the divided country. Myanmar’s stability has eroded significantly since the 2021 military coup ... More >>

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UN Experts Urge States To Unite For Peace And Push For Ceasefire In Gaza

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 4:55 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 December 2023) – Member States of the United Nations must use all measures at their disposal and their influence to promote an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, UN human rights experts* said, issuing a clarion call for peace ahead of ... More >>

Deaths By Starvation And Disease May Top Deaths By Bombs As Families Squeezed Into Deadly "Safe Zones"

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 4:53 pm | Save The Children

Two months of relentless bombardment, an Israeli-imposed siege, and dangerous relocation orders have stripped families’ options for survival in Gaza, warned Save the Children today. Whilst the UN Security Council has failed yet again to secure a definitive ... More >>

Challenge Launched At COP28 To Harness Artificial Intelligence For Climate Action In Developing Countries

Sunday, 10 December 2023, 7:40 am | UNFCCC

The UN Climate Change Technology Executive Committee (TEC), together with Enterprise Neurosystem , a non-profit open-source artificial intelligence (AI) community, has launched the AI Innovation Grand Challenge to identify and support the development ... More >>

Anti-Corruption Day 2023: Uniting The World Against Corruption

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 5:09 pm | Transparency International NZ

Saturday 9 December 2023 is International Anti-Corruption Day. The 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) seeks to highlight the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security, and development. Corruption not only follows conflict, but is ... More >>

Gaza Humanitarian Disaster Heralds 'breakdown' Of Society

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 5:07 pm | UN News

As intense Israeli bombardment of Gaza and fighting with Palestinian armed groups continued to impede aid operations, reports on the ground of children begging for water and people cutting down telephone poles for firewood indicated that “society ... More >>

COP28: Wealthy Countries Hesitation On Adaptation Targets Poses Grave Risk To Human Health

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 5:05 pm | Global Climate and Health Alliance

As COP28 climate negotiations head into week two, governments are finalising the details of a two year process to agree the direction of adaptation action. These discussions will define how and whether progress on adaptation is framed and measured ... More >>

Nature-based Solutions For Ukraine’s Recovery Will Be Discussed At COP28

Saturday, 9 December 2023, 5:00 pm | WWF

In the wake of Ukraine's formidable challenges arising from conflict and environmental devastation, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 provides an opportunity for shedding light on how investing in nature can contribute to a sustainable recovery. ... More >>

Are Online Spaces Safe For Women?

Friday, 8 December 2023, 7:18 pm | CNS

In today’s world many human interactions are taking place in the online spaces. As the internet and mobile technologies, as well as social media spaces, become more and more accessible, this is where many of our real life activities take place. Many ... More >>

BIP Asia Forum and Entrepreneur Day open

Friday, 8 December 2023, 5:05 pm | ACN Newswire

Exploring new opportunities in IP and innovative technology - BIP Asia Forum explores IP applications and brand strategies to help businesses seize growth opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and international markets ... More >>

Public Urges Economic Integration to Address Global Challenges: Report

Friday, 8 December 2023, 5:02 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Secretariat Lima, Peru, 7 December 2023 Despite limited understanding of multilateralism, the public recognizes the need for economic integration as essential to tackling global challenges effectively. That is according to the APEC Secretariat’s ... More >>

NZJC Statement On Language Used In Parliament

Friday, 8 December 2023, 11:58 am | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council and the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand are dismayed at the use of inflammatory and Holocaust-related language in the political arena in New Zealand. At the first sitting of the new Parliament, we witnessed multiple ... More >>

UN Experts Condemn Russian Supreme Court Decision Banning “LGBT Movement” As “extremist”

Friday, 8 December 2023, 9:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (7 December 2023) – UN experts* today raised concerns about the dangerous precedent and far-reaching negative consequences of the Russian Supreme Court decision declaring the “international LGBT movement and its structural units” as “extremist”, ... More >>

WMO: Rate And Impact Of Climate Change Surges Dramatically In 2011-2020

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:38 pm | World Meteorological Organization

2011-2020 was warmest decade on record Glacier and ice sheet loss unprecedented Sea level rise accelerates Ocean heat and acidification damage marine ecosystems Extreme weather undermines sustainable development Ozone layer on track to recovery ... More >>

PWDA Responds To The NDIS Review: More Supports For People With Disability Welcome

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:28 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes additional funding and steps to address gaps in support for people with disability outlined in today’s Independent NDIS Review report. “This report acknowledges what disabled people have known and ... More >>

CSIRO Spin-out Quasar’s World First Space Domain Awareness Launch To Revolutionise Space Industry

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 10:45 am | Quasar

Sydney, Australia – December 7, 2023 – Australian start-up Quasar Satellite Technologies (‘Quasar’) has launched its world first Space Domain Awareness (SDA) capabilities. Quasar’s fully digital multibeam satellite ground stations – devised ... More >>

VAST Data Closes Series E Funding Round, Nearly Triples Valuation To $9.1 Billion

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 10:19 am | VAST Data

  Global Momentum and Demand for VAST Data Establishes Company as the Market Leader for Deep Learning and AI Infrastructure SYDNEY, Australia – December 7, 2023 – VAST Data , the AI data platform company, announced today that it has secured ... More >>

Global Carbon Standard Launches Its New Pinnacle At COP28, Certifying Airports For Achieving Net Zero Carbon Balance

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:11 am | Airports Council International

Airports Council International launched the new topmost level of achievement in its global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme today at the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP28). This milestone confirms the determination and ... More >>

WWF Responds To Stalled Food Systems Negotiations At COP28

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:09 am | WWF

Negotiations on food systems transformation at the UN climate conference COP28 have stalled, threatening collective ability to meet climate, nature and development goals. On Tuesday 5 December negotiations on the Sharm el-Sheikh Joint Work on Implementation ... More >>

Champion Peace, Self-determination And Justice In CHT

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:49 pm | IPMSDL

On the 26th anniversary of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord, the International Indigenous Peoples’ Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) reaffirms solidarity with the Jumma people and their continuing struggle to enjoy their right ... More >>

Iraq: UN Team Issues Latest Report On Terrorist Atrocities

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:47 pm | UN News

The UN team investigating crimes committed by Da’esh terrorist group has issued its latest report documenting the terrorist group’s atrocities in Iraq, laying the groundwork for future prosecutions. Christian Ritscher, head of the UN Investigative ... More >>

Papua New Guinea: Communities Resist Deep Sea Mining

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:44 pm | Alliance of Solwara Warriors

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | In August this year, Prime Minister Hon. James Marape publicly supported the call for a moratorium on deep sea mining [1] during the Melanesian Spearhead Group Meeting (MSG) . [2] Local communities now question why the New Ireland ... More >>

Consumer Council Of Fiji Urges Consumers To Exercise Vigilance And Responsibility During Festive Season Shopping

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:21 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

As we enter into the festive season, the Consumer Council of Fiji is cautioning consumers to be vigilant and exercise their responsibility when engaging in holiday shopping. Reflecting on the challenges observed during the previous festive season, ... More >>

Global IP Movement Gathers To “Ignite” Indigenous Unity, Advance Struggles

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:15 pm | IPMSDL

The Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) convened Indigenous Peoples (IP) leaders to “keep aflame the struggle for indigenous rights” in an international gathering last October 30-31 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The IPMSDL ... More >>

Fujitsu Finland To Provide Comprehensive IT Services To Kempower, Provider Of Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Solutions

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 7:14 pm | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, Dec 5, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Finland and Kempower, a leading manufacturer of DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced the signing of an agreement under which Fujitsu will provide both end-user and device services ... More >>

RSDP Rollout Starts

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 6:30 pm | Solomon Islands MRD

…as MRD signed off initial 3 million under PRC’s new US$10m partnership program for two community projects It’s the dawn of a new era for rural development in Solomon Islands as the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) begun the implementation ... More >>

Gaza: The Siege Must Be Lifted To Allow Medical Humanitarian Aid In.

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 2:18 pm | Medicines Sans Frontiers

Since the collapse of the fragile truce in the Gaza Strip on 1 December, aerial and ground attacks by Israeli forces have resulted in hundreds of people killed and injured. Hospitals in south Gaza are overflowing with hundreds of injured people ... More >>

Two-week Protest At Sea Against Deep Sea Mining Comes To An End With Activists Undeterred

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 9:59 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace International activists have carried out the first-ever occupation against deep sea mining as part of a nearly 2-week protest in the Pacific Ocean. With a range of peaceful actions, Greenpeace protested during almost half of The Metals Company’s ... More >>

Progress On Sector Transition Plans Putting Australia On A Growth Trajectory For Clean Energy Investment And Jobs

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:00 pm | Investor Group on Climate Change

Investors have come away from today’s roundtable with Treasurer Jim Chalmers confirming that Australia’s sector-by-sector transition plans, now in development, can be a key part of new investment and job creation in the country’s clean energy industries ... More >>

Rubrik Fortifies Public Sector Credentials With IRAP Assessment

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:50 am | Rubrik

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, 5 December, 2023 – Underscoring Rubrik’s commitment to local customers, Rubrik , the Zero Trust Data SecurityTM company, today announced the completion of the Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) Assessment for ... More >>

UN Global Climate Action Awards Ceremony Celebrates Youth-Led Climate Solutions

Monday, 4 December 2023, 6:11 pm | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 4 December 2023 – Two young people will be celebrated as winners of the UN Global Climate Action Awards during the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai later this week. Michelle Zárate Palomec of Mexico and Sebastian ... More >>

Human Rights Measurement Initiative Appoints Two New Executive Directors

Monday, 4 December 2023, 5:50 pm | Human Rights Measurement Initiative

The innovative global data platform, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), continues to push the boundaries with its new appointment of two co-Executive Directors, who begin today. Taking over from founding Executive Director, Anne-Marie Brook, ... More >>

A Decade Since The Passing Of Mandela

Monday, 4 December 2023, 5:45 pm | Gregory Fortuin

A decade since the passing of the GREAT MAN, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Living on the continent of Africa where blacks at the height of their potential were wrenched away from loved ones and dehumanised as slaves for over 3 centuries was never a great ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction: NZ Wins Dubious Honour Of Fossil Of The Day Award At COP28

Monday, 4 December 2023, 11:14 am | Oxfam

Climate Action Network International has awarded the New Zealand Government a First Place "Fossil of the Day" award at COP28 for its climate U-turn, overturning its world-leading ban on offshore oil and gas exploration. At the same time, the ... More >>

The Crooked Line From 9/11 To Israel’s War On Gaza

Monday, 4 December 2023, 10:19 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Speaking of unregenerate war criminals after Kissinger’s death, if journalists could be tried for crimes against humanity, Thomas Friedman would top the list. He coined the phrase “war of choice” against Iraq in 2003, and was an indefatigable ... More >>

Gaza: Unbearable Suffering Of Civilians Demands End To Violence And Resumption Of Dialogue - UN Human Rights Chief

Monday, 4 December 2023, 9:55 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 December 2023) – The brutal resumption of hostilities in Gaza and its terrifying impact on civilians underscore once again the need for the violence to end, and for a political solution to be found that is built on the only viable long-term ... More >>

Pope Francis And Grand Imam Unite To Declare Support For Urgent Climate Action

Monday, 4 December 2023, 9:49 am | Faith Leaders

Dubai, 3rd December 2023 – His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb and His Holiness Pope Francis have signed a declaration of support for urgent climate action, giving video addresses to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) ... More >>

Shock And Terror In Gaza As Bombardment Of Shattered Enclave Resumes

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 7:04 pm | UN News

As Secretary-General António Guterres spoke of his deep regret about the resumption of military operations in Gaza on Friday, UN humanitarians vowed to stay and help all those in need, while reiterating “nowhere is safe from attacks” in the war-shattered ... More >>

COP28: Extraction Of Minerals Needed For Green Energy Must Be ‘sustainable And Just’, Says Guterres

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 7:03 pm | UN News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday announced his plan to set up a panel aimed to ensure the move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is just, sustainable and benefits all countries. The UN chief made this announcement in an ... More >>

Insufficient And World Bank-hosted Loss And Damage Fund, An Affront To Rural Peoples

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 6:59 pm | People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty

Statement on the operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund by Chennaiah Poguri, spokesperson of the Global People’s Caravan for Food, Land and Climate Justice and National Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh Vyvasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU), ... More >>

Health NGO Reacts To Signing Of COP28 Declaration On Climate And Health By Over 120 Countries

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 6:54 pm | Global Climate and Health Alliance

Reacting to today’s announcement that 123 governments have now endorsed the COP28 Declaration on Climate and Health : “We welcome today’s announcement of 123 countries endorsing the COP28 Declaration on Climate and Health,” said Dr Jeni Miller, Executive ... More >>

Carbon Credits Fever “now As Big A Threat To Indigenous Lands As Logging And Mining”

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 6:45 pm | Survival International

As COP28 prepares to pave the way for a massive expansion in the market for carbon credits, campaigners have warned that they now represent “as big a threat to Indigenous lands as logging and mining.” Indigenous rights organization Survival International ... More >>

Claiming our rights this IDPWD

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 2:28 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

On this International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), People with Disability Australia (PWDA), reflects on another year of advocating for the rights of all people with disability to live in a future that is fully inclusive where the human rights ... More >> Responds to Announcement By Countries to Triple Nuclear Energy

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 7:23 pm |

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES– Today at the UN Climate Talks, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Romania, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and South Korea are amongst a group of more than 20 countries that announced plans to triple ... More >>

Unprecedented Drought Emergency Demands Urgent Action

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 4:12 pm | UN News

A new report by the UN team combatting desertification reveals alarming trends over the past two years which have resulted in an unprecedented emergency due to human-induced droughts. The Global Drought Snapshot report, released by the UN Convention to Combat ... More >>

Security Council Agrees To Terminate UN Mission In Sudan

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 4:11 pm | UN News

The Security Council on Friday decided to terminate the mandate of the UN political mission in Sudan from next Monday, after Khartoum called for its immediate withdrawal last month. Sudan’s military Government, whose forces have been battling the RSF ... More >>

World News In Brief: Gaza Aid, Support For Afghan Returnees, End Modern Slavery, SDGs Disabilities Promise

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 4:00 pm | UN News

Any continuation in the recent increase in aid delivery to the Gaza Strip is uncertain now that fighting has resumed, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalistsin New York on Friday. He said the UN was able ... More >>

The Cradle Of Humanity

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 3:58 pm | Independent Media Institute

What reading Georges Bataille could teach you about the birth of art—and of humanity Why should we explore caves and excavate fossils? Why should we seek more information about our origins? And what can the first women and men tell us about the human condition? ... More >>

Save The Children Says Failure To Extend Pause Is A Death Sentence For Children As Bombardment Of Gaza Resumes

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 3:01 pm | Save The Children

The failure to extend the military pause is a death sentence for children in Gaza, with children already reported injured following return to fighting, said Save the Children. Following two extensions of the pause which led to the release of 110 hostages ... More >>

GC Collaborates With MHI To Explore The Utilization Of Hydrogen, Ammonia And CCS Technology

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 2:18 am | JCN Newswire

GC Collaborates with MHI to explore the utilization of hydrogen, ammonia and CCS technology to develop a large-scale petrochemical plant to achieve Net Zero TOKYO, Dec 1, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC) signed ... More >>

NEC Named Among IAM's 2023 Asia IP Elite

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 2:17 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, Dec 1, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC TSE: 6701) has been named among the 2023 Asia IP Elite by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), a world-renowned intellectual property (IP) media platform run by UK-based Law Business Research Limited ... More >>

MOU Partnership Signed Between Organisers Of Bali International Airshow And Angkasa Pura I

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 2:15 am | ACN Newswire

MOU will allow the Bali International Airshow organisers to grow the event into a global spectacle, as Indonesia propels itself into the aviation sector DENPASAR, Indonesia, Dec 1, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has ... More >>

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities: Trade Unions Take The Lead

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 2:04 am | ITUC

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities , 3 December, the ITUC is highlighting the critical contributions of trade unions in promoting the rights, and supporting the integration, of people living with disabilities.   The ... More >>

Yearbook Of Global Climate Action 2023: Pace Of Change Needs To Speed Up

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 1:58 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 29 November 2023 – Businesses, investors, cities, states and regions are stepping up to take climate action in greater numbers than ever before – just not at the pace or scale needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 ... More >>

World Bank Boost For Kiribati’s Economic And Climate-resilience

Friday, 1 December 2023, 1:50 pm | World Bank

Conserving the ocean and the land, preparing for disasters, and strengthening the management of public funds in Kiribati More >>

How Buddhist Thailand Freed Its Hostages From Hamas

Friday, 1 December 2023, 1:03 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist-majority Thailand gained the release of 23 Thai hostages from Hamas, the most foreigners freed as of November 30, after Bangkok boldly began direct negotiations with the Palestinian militant group's representatives in Iran ... More >>

World AIDS Day Celebrates Communities Working To End The Disease

Friday, 1 December 2023, 8:46 am | UN News

The leadership of communities affected by HIV has been vital in driving progress to end the epidemic, UN health agency WHO said on the eve of World AIDS Day, observed annually on 1 December. This year’s commemoration pays tribute to the people and ... More >>

Healthcare Workers Hold Vigils For Colleagues Killed In Gaza

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 2:07 pm | Aotearoa Healthcare Workers For Palestine

As the world continues to reckon with the devastating toll of conflict, we call on our community to gather to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of healthcare workers in Gaza. On Friday, 1 December in Tāmaki Makarau and Pōneke, solemn vigils ... More >>


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