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Hepatitis: Will New Evidence For "same-day Test And Treat" Be A Game-changer?

Monday, 15 August 2022, 6:58 am | CNS

A new study published last month in the Journal of Hepatology can prove to be a game-changer as it provides strong evidence that “same-day test and treat model” for hepatitis is feasible and possible. In the light of this strong evidence, if ... More >>

One Year On From Regime Change And Afghanistan’s Children Face An Unimaginable A Crisis

Monday, 15 August 2022, 6:36 am | World Vision

On the one-year anniversary of regime change in Afghanistan, a new World Vision report highlights the grave risk the country’s children face from starvation, forced child marriage, and child labour. The report, Afghanistan: A Children’s Crisis ... More >>

Europe Dries Up

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 7:51 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power amidst dry riverbeds or desert ... More >>

‘Catastrophic’ Drought Displaces One Million In Somalia, World Asked To ‘Step Up’ Support

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 7:04 am | UN News

A devastating drought in Somalia has reached unprecedented levels, leaving one million people within the country currently registered as displaced, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday. More than 755,000 people have been internally displaced ... More >>

Barbados: New UN Disaster Preparedness Hub Built On ‘Frontlines Of Climate Change’

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 7:03 am | UN News

A new UN-backed humanitarian logistics hub and training centre in Barbados aims to strengthen emergency preparedness and response across the Caribbean, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in announcing the news on Thursday. The facility is a partnership ... More >>

Young Workers Have Been Hit Hardest By COVID Fallout, Says UN Labour Agency

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 7:01 am | UN News

The number of young people globally who can’t find a job this year is set to reach 73 million – that’s a full six million more than before COVID-19 – the UN labour agency said on Thursday. According to the International Labour Organization ( ILO ... More >>

UN Chief’s Youth Day Message: People Of All Ages Need To ‘Join Forces’ For A Better World

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:59 am | UN News

International Youth Day celebrates “the power of partnerships across generations,” the UN chief said in his message for the day. Commemorated annually on 12 August, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that this year’s theme – “Intergenerational ... More >>

EU Commission’s Intrusive Migrant Surveillance Program Is Unlawful, Dangerous

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:56 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – Regardless of repeated warnings from their own data protection watchdogs, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and the EU Commission are proceeding with the expansion of a highly intrusive surveillance program. Designed to target ... More >>

International Youth Day - Nominations Open For Special 'Year Of Youth' Edition Of Commonwealth Youth Awards

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:54 am | The Commonwealth

12 August   Nominations for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Awards, which recognise exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth, have opened on International Youth Day. The awards, held each year in March, celebrate the outstanding contributions ... More >>

Afghanistan: UN Human Rights Experts Warn Of Bleak Future Without Massive Turnaround

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:53 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 August 2022) – UN experts* today said the international community must dramatically step up efforts to urge de facto authorities to adhere to basic human rights principles, warning that Afghanistan's future is bleak if more is not done ... More >>

Condemn In The Highest Terms The Tatmadaw’s Execution Of Mynamar Activists

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:39 am | ILPS Commission

The ILPS Commission 10 strongly condemns the execution of four democracy defenders at the hands of the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar military dictatorship, which is led by General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw. The Tatmadaw accused ... More >>

International Youth Day: Young People Can Help Build A New Social Contract

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:37 am | ITUC

Many young people who were affected by the COVID-19 shutdown are still trying to get their place back in the labour market. For too long, work for young people has been characterised by insecurity, low wages, inadequate or no access to social protection ... More >>

Libya: Newly Uncovered Mass Graves In Tarhuna Are Reminder To Hold Perpetrators Accountable

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:31 am | Euro Med Monitor

Newly uncovered mass graves in Tarhuna, Libya are reminder to hold perpetrators accountable, not offer them political recognition Geneva – Accountability efforts for the killings, enforced disappearances, and acts of torture that occurred in Tarhuna ... More >>

Timor-Leste: PM Taur Matan Ruak Meets Fish Farmers To Celebrate Successes In Scaling Up Aquaculture Production

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:29 am | CGIAR

DILI, 12 August 2021 —Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak today met with fish farmers in Leohitu, Bobonaro, and witnessed the harvesting of over six tons of farmed tilapia. The visit marks the start of the harvesting season for nearly 200 project farmers ... More >>

Hong Kong Strengthens Trade Relations With Japan Through MoU With Aomori Prefectural Government

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:14 am | ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Aug 12, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - As the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt by economies across the globe, Hong Kong looks to strengthen economic relations with its key trade partners. Today, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ... More >>

New Report Reveals Unauthorised & Unsafe Use Of Chlorpyrifos & Hazardous Pesticides In India, Demands Stringent Action

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 5:57 am | PAN Asia Pacific

New report reveals serious problems of pesticide usage in India and points to poor regulation of hazardous agrochemicals. The current use pattern is implicated in widespread unauthorised uses of chlorpyrifos, fipronil, atrazine and paraquat in India, posing ... More >>

IDWIP: Groups Call For Indigenous, Environmental Stewardship In The Niger Delta; End To Climate Imperialism

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 5:43 am | IPMSDL

Civil society groups, environmental activists, and climate action campaigners have called for indigenous environmental stewardship in the Niger Delta and an end to climate imperialism in the Global South as the world marks the 2022 International ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Protest Deaths In Sierra Leone

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:18 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 11 August 2022 I am alarmed by reports of several casualties and fatalities yesterday in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown during public protests. I call on the Government of Sierra Leone to hold prompt, impartial and thorough investigations ... More >>

Ukraine: UN Experts Sound Alarm On Situation Of Children With Disabilities

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today expressed concern about the situation of children with disabilities in Ukraine placed in institutions and being displaced to other institutional settings either within Ukraine or further ... More >>

#KeepItOn In Sierra Leone: The Government Must Stop Wielding Internet Shutdowns For Political Control

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:14 am | Access Now

Sierra Leone authorities must ensure an open and accessible internet at all times, and especially during political instability. On Wednesday, August 10 , an anti-government protest erupted in Freetown, Sierra Leone, responding to the rising cost of living. ... More >>

Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation, Urges Accountability

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:08 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (11 August 2022) – UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities ... More >>

MRD PS And British High Commissioner Holds Fruitful Discussion

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:38 am | Solomon Islands MRD

11 August The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) Dr. Samson Viulu today (Thursday 11th August 2022) had a fruitful roundtable discussion with His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and Nauru Thomas ... More >>

New Sustainability-focused Consultancy Launches In Australia

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:43 am | Foresight

Melbourne, Australia, August 11, 2022 – Foresight, a new Australian-bred consultancy, has opened its doors in Australia today. Founded and directed by experienced consultant Josh Martin, Foresight is an innovative sustainability consultancy start-up that ... More >>

More Breathing Devices Needed For Premature Babies Born In Ukraine

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 7:03 am | UN News

The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday in Geneva. “The war increases levels ... More >>

WHO Calls For Optimizing Brain Health To Benefit People And Society

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 7:00 am | UN News

At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, launching its first-ever position ... More >>

Dozens Missing After Migrant Boat Sinks In Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 6:59 am | UN News

Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. “Very sad news from the Aegean: Dozens of people are ... More >>

Belarus: UN Experts Denounce Withdrawal From Aarhus Convention

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 6:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (10 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today denounced a decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that implements the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. On 18 July, President Aleksandr ... More >>

Minister Kopu Praises PRC For Support Towards Government

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 6:23 am | Solomon Islands MRD

10 August The Minister of Rural Development (MRD) Honorable Duddley Kopu made a courtesy visit to the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Embassy in Honiara today (Wednesday 10th August 2022) to thank and acknowledge PRC’s continuous support to the Solomon ... More >>

One Hundred Fijian Youth Advocate For Intergenerational Solidarity In Climate Action

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:55 pm | UNICEF

Suva, Fiji, 10 August 2022 – In the lead up to International Youth Day on Friday, 12 August, one hundred Fijian youth from the central, western, northern and eastern divisions share their experiences and renewed commitment advocating for intergenerational ... More >>

One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 11:46 am | Save The Children

One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry, with a quarter showing signs of depression, according to ... More >>

#KeepItOn In Libya: Authorities Must Ensure Internet Connectivity In Tobruk, Across Nation

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:44 am | Access Now

Controlling and restricting internet access violates human rights. Against a backdrop of alleged internet shutdowns in Libya, Access Now is calling on authorities at all levels to ensure free and open access to the internet in the city of Tobruk and across ... More >>

Sri Lanka: UNFPA Appeals For $10.7 Million For ‘Critical’ Women’s Healthcare

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 6:23 am | UN News

The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, according to a statement issued on Monday. “ UNFPA is committed to meeting the ... More >>

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Experts Condemn Repeated Use Of Emergency Measures To Crackdown On Protests

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:45 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (8 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today condemned the extensive, prolonged and repeated use of state of emergency measures since 2 April 2022 by Sri Lankan authorities to crackdown on peaceful protesters and prevent them from voicing ... More >>

Golden Rice And The Push For GMOs Won’t Solve Food Crisis, It Will Make It Worse

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:43 am | PAN Asia Pacific

Seeds are being colonised by big corporates. Rice, until now, is not yet fully colonised by the seed industry with farmers retaining the ability to save and replant those seeds. Rice is also a key staple food in many Global South countries which are currently ... More >>

States Must Ensure Leadership Roles For Indigenous Women: UN Experts

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:41 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August 2022 States must ensure leadership roles for indigenous women: UN experts GENEVA (8 August 2022) – The preservation of indigenous peoples’ communities, values and ways of life depend ... More >>

Countries Issue Desperate Call To Discuss Deep-sea Mining Deadline As ISA Secretariat Cuts Meeting Short

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:40 am | Burness

During the International Seabed Authority (ISA) assembly meeting, ISA leadership obstructed efforts to allow open discussion on the implications of an arbitrary “two-year rule” deadline for deep-sea mining and set a date for the next meeting after the ... More >>

HKTDC Welcomes Measures To Ease Quarantine Restrictions

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:37 am | ACN Newswire

5 key strategies to help SMEs capture opportunities HONG KONG, Aug 8, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government's relaxation of entry quarantine measures, which will have ... More >>

Iraq: Worsening Tragedy For Thousands Of IDPs Amid Authorities' Reluctance To Provide Identification Papers

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:35 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva - Iraqi authorities should take all necessary measures to provide thousands of displaced people with identification papers to replace the ones they lost while fleeing their homes during the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ... More >>

WWF Removes 120-year-old Obsolete Dam In Ukraine

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:24 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

First dam removal funded by new European Open Rivers Programme WWF aims to restore 3000km of free flowing rivers in Ukraine by 2030 Kyiv, 8 August - Despite the war, critical conservation work continues in Ukraine with a WWF team successfully removing ... More >>

Nagasaki And The Incorrigibility Of Man

Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:02 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

I knew a Marine that fought on Tarawa, which had the highest American casualty rate of any battle in World War II. Who saw dozens of women clutching their babies and children as they jumped from the cliffs of Saipan as US forces approached. And who ... More >>

Unprecedented Global Challenges Are ‘Not Insurmountable’ – UN Chief

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:46 am | UN News

Nearly a year ago, the UN chief released his report, Our Common Agenda (OCA), a blueprint for global cooperation moving forward, and reinvigorated multilateralism. On Thursday, he updated the General Assembly on progress made so far, saying the ... More >>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:40 am | UN News

Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. Due to drought and lack of livelihood ... More >>

Nuclear-free World Is Possible, Test-ban Treaty Chief Says

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:34 am | UN News

Nuclear weapons will continue to pose a risk to humanity unless countries fully adhere to the treaty that prohibits their testing, a senior UN official said at a press conference in New York on Friday. Journalists were briefed by Robert Floyd, ... More >>

Lesflicks Is Dreaming Big! Our Time Is Now…

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:32 am | Lesflicks

WE’RE GROWING… WE’VE GOT BIG PLANS… AND WE’RE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US! London, UK ( 6 August 2022 ) – We’re dreaming of a sapphic utopia where all our energy isn’t spent on saving shows like First Kill and The Wilds, and instead is ... More >>

Developments In The Health Situation During The Israeli Aggression On The Cities & Governorates Of The Gaza Strip

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:12 am | Palestinian Ministry of Health

06 August For the second day in a row, the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip continues by targeting overcrowded residential areas and neighborhoods, as the death toll rose to 13 citizens, including a 5-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman, and ... More >>

Israel Launches Operation Breaking Dawn

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 7:34 pm | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Today Israel launched Operation Breaking Dawn in a proactive and necessary manner against the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip – striking terrorists and their operatives during an attempted attack, in order to neutralize the threat against the communities ... More >>

UN Secretary-General To Hear From Youth On Advancing Nuclear Disarmament On Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Anniversary

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 6:13 am | UNITAR

[PRESSWIRE] Hiroshima, Japan – 5 August 2022 -- 6 August 2022 marks 77 years since an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. To commemorate the day, youth from across Japan will have a heart-to-heart talk with António Guterres, Secretary-General of ... More >>

Central African Republic: UN Expert Calls For End To Impunity, Urges Armed Groups To Lay Down Arms

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 6:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

BANGUI/GENEVA (5 August 2022) - Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) must lay down their arms and engage in political dialogue, a UN expert said today, urging the international community to strengthen efforts to restore State authority ... More >>

Sweden: Call To Replicate Denmark’s Discriminatory “Anti-Ghetto” Law Is Highly Concerning

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 6:08 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – The Swedish Immigration Minister’s call to put a 50 percent cap on “non-Nordic citizens” in so-called “troubled areas” is a textbook recipe for discrimination, incitement, and counterproductive punitive measures, emanating ... More >>

APC Colombia & UN ESCAP Formalize Partnership To Promote Business Innovation For The Sustainable Development Goals

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 5:43 am | UN ESCAP

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation of Colombia (APC Colombia), have formalized a partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement to promote business ... More >>

Scrutiny Of Malaysian Bill Good For Vaping Legalisation

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 5:33 am | CAPHRA

Malaysia’s legalisation of vape sales remains on the cards after some unexpected twists in Parliament before it adjourned for the country’s imminent general election, says leading local advocacy group MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). ... More >>

APEC Region’s Growth To Slow Amid Uncertainties And Crises

Friday, 5 August 2022, 2:54 pm | APEC

Economic growth in the APEC region is expected to slow this year amid soaring inflation, a protracted war in Ukraine and heightened uncertainties, on top of the continuing impact of the pandemic and virus mutations that are draining resources, according ... More >>

"I Pray We Get Rain By The Mercy Of God." - Crisis In Kenya: Children On The Brink Of Catastrophe

Friday, 5 August 2022, 11:34 am | Save The Children

A severe drought crippling northeastern Kenya has driven the number of children facing acute malnutrition up by 25% so far this year to nearly one million with fears this will rise further if forecasts for another failed rainy season prove to be accurate, ... More >>

Healthy Life Expectancy In Africa Grows By Nearly 10 Years

Friday, 5 August 2022, 6:31 am | UN News

Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle-income countries on the continent, has increased by almost 10 years, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Thursday . The World Health Organization announced the good news after ... More >>

Colombia: Extreme Risks For Rights Defenders Who Challenge Corporate Activity

Friday, 5 August 2022, 6:20 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 August 2022) – Human rights defenders who raise concerns about business projects in Colombia are under serious threat, and the country's Government must do much more to protect them, UN experts* said today. “Serious threats, including ... More >>

Hiroshima Day Rally At Sydney Town Hall Square, 2pm, Sat August 6, 2022

Friday, 5 August 2022, 5:53 am | Peter Murphy

A rally in Town Hall Square on Saturday 6 August at 2pm will commemorate the US dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in 1945. “About 212,000 men, women and children died then and today nuclear weapons are the greatest immediate ... More >>

INDONESIA: Declaration Of Ad Hoc Judges For The Human Rights Court Of 2022 For The Paniai Papua Human Rights Case

Friday, 5 August 2022, 5:40 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

August 04, 2022 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission INDONESIA: Result of the Selection Process of Ad Hoc Judges for the Human Rights Court of 2022 for the Paniai Papua Human Rights Case The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received ... More >>

EU-STREIT Rehabilitates Rural Roads To Improve Market Access For 7000 Farmers In Papua New Guinea

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:44 pm | EU STREIT PNG

To create climate resilient and efficient transport infrastructure for farming communities in Papua New Guinea, the EU-STREIT PNG Programme started new projects to rehabilitate two farm-to-market access roads in rural Sepik. Wewak, Papua New Guinea – Progressing ... More >>

Caterpillar Porridge Mixes Local Ingredients To Feed Hungry Children In Central DRC

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11:35 am | Save The Children

An unusual recipe is being shared by nutrition experts in a province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of a string of initiatives to combat high levels of child malnutrition in the world’s worst hunger crisis - a porridge packed with ... More >>

UN Renews Commitment To Yazidi Community Eight Years After ISIL Onslaught

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 7:04 am | UN News

Every effort must be made to support the Yazidi community in Iraq, the United Nations said on Wednesday, marking eight years since the extremist group ISIL launched a brutal assault on the religious minority. ISIL, also known by the Arabic moniker, ... More >>