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NZDF Working With Pacific Neighbours To Support Solomon Islands Election

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent of more than 200 personnel has been providing logistical support to Solomon Islands, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as the country geared up for today’s general election. More >>

UN Leaders Call For More Action To End Racism And Discrimination

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 3:01 pm | UN News

Tuesday marked the opening of the third session of the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, bringing together anti-racism activists, human rights defenders, government delegations and others. More >>

Gaza: UN Experts Deplore Use Of Purported AI To Commit ‘Domicide’ In Gaza, Call For Reparative Approach To Rebuilding

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:53 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts on 15 April deplored the purported use of artificial intelligence (AI) and related military directives by Israel in occupied Gaza leading to an unprecedented toll on the civilian population, housing, vital services and infrastructure. More >>

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Israel And Iran Must De-escalate Conflict To Protect Human Rights, Warn UN Experts

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:44 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Retaliatory military attacks between Israel and Iran violate the right to life and must cease immediately, UN experts said on 16 April. More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Occupied Palestinian Territory

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:33 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk urges all States with influence to do everything in their power to halt the increasingly horrific human rights and humanitarian crisis in Gaza. More >>

Israel/Gaza: UN Experts Condemn Destruction Of Judicial Infrastructure, Call For Protection Of Justice Operators

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 12:18 pm | OHCHR

UN experts on 16 April called for the protection of justice operators in Israel and condemned the destruction of judicial infrastructure in Gaza. More >>

Humanitarians Locked In Aid Delivery ‘Dance’ To Avert Famine In Gaza

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:54 am | UN News

Scaling up assistance in Gaza remains a challenge in the face of continued access denials, delays and other impediments, the head of the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territories said on Tuesday. More >>

UN Youth Forum Focuses On Sustainable Future For All

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:33 am | UN News

Young leaders from around the world are sharing their visions and actions to advance sustainable development at a three-day meeting that opened on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York. More >>

Libyan Leaders Must Put National Interests Above Their Own, Top Envoy Tells Security Council

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 11:13 am | UN News

Efforts to foster dialogue and address the concerns of Libyan politicians are being met with “stubborn resistance, unreasonable expectations and indifference” on their part, contrary to the national interest, the UN envoy to the North African More >>

Geneva Conference Pledges $630 Million In Life-saving Help For Ethiopia

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 10:45 am | UN News

Ethiopia’s international partners convened in Geneva on Tuesday to address the urgent need for increased humanitarian funding for the crisis-hit country, pledging a total of almost $630 million. More >>

UN Leaders Urge ‘wholesale Reform’ Of Global Financial Architecture

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 10:28 am | UN News

The Secretary-General and President of the General Assembly on Monday led the clarion call for urgent reform of the global financial system, notably how to approach debt relief on behalf of the billions of citizens living in the developing world. More >>

‘Reckless Attacks’ On Ukraine Nuclear Plant Must Cease, Chibok Abductions 10 Years On, Action Against Plant Pests

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 10:07 am | UN News

A recent spate of “reckless attacks” on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine must end immediately, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the UN Security Council on Monday. More >>

Tourism ‘Intrinsically Susceptible’ To Climate Shocks, Political Unrest, Pandemic Threat

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 9:42 am | UN News

“We need a global tourism sector that is sustainable – one with deep local value chains that expand demand for locally made products and services in ways that also directly and positively benefit local communities.” More >>

25 Years On: Uncontacted Tribe Left To The Mercy Of Armed Loggers And Violent Gangs

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 5:22 am | Survival International

Many Kawahiva are known to have been killed by loggers and ranchers in recent decades. Others have died from diseases the outsiders have brought in. Those that survive are the last of the Kawahiva. More >>

Sudan: UN Committee Urges End To Ethnic Violence And Hate Speech, Calls For Immediate Ceasefire

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 7:52 pm | United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (16 April 2024) – Alarmed by the increase of ethnic violence in Sudan since the outbreak of hostilities on 15 April 2023 between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial ... More >>

Suspending The Rule Of Tolerable Violence: Israel’s Attack And Iran’s Retaliation

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:26 pm | Binoy Kampmark

For decades, Israel has struck targets in sovereign countries with impunity, using doctrines of pre-emption and self-defence. In doing so, the state always hoped the understanding of tolerable violence would prevail. With the war in Gaza and the fanning More >>

Property And Debt In Ancient Rome

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:15 pm | Michael Hudson

The Roman concept of property is essentially creditor-oriented. As Rome’s power grew, practices quickly became predatory. More >>

It’s Official: Coral Reefs Are Facing A Mass Global Bleaching Event

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 2:56 pm | Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

This is the fourth global bleaching event in recorded history, the second to hit reefs in the past ten years. More >>

Humanitarian Appeal For 2024 Critically Underfunded, Raising Just 1/5 Of Amount Raised To Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 2:44 pm | Save The Children

In the first 105 days of 2024, the amount of money raised for the humanitarian crisis in Sudan is less than a fifth of what was pledged in just two days to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Save the Children said. More >>

Sudan Catastrophe Must Not Be Allowed To Continue: UN Rights Chief Türk

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 11:22 am | UN News

A full year of conflict in Sudan has already caused immense suffering and death but the situation could easily worsen with the news that the warring parties are arming civilians, UN rights chief Volker Türk said on Monday. More >>

What Makes The Bully Breed “America’s Dogs”

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 10:35 am | Hugh Grant

One of the most common household pets in the United States is a dog, within millions of families and individuals considering these furry friends a key part of their lives. Providing the companionship that so many long for, dogs are often a popular choice ... More >>

NGOCHR: A Call For Justice On Reported Murder Of 19 Year Old Gender Diverse Person In Fiji

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 5:24 am | NGO Coalition on Human Rights

NGOCHR request that the full force of the State from Home Affairs, Fiji Police Force and Ministry for Health and Medical Services are brought to bear on this horrific case. More >>

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings: Time For A Democratic Reform Of Global Institutions

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:31 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC calls for a major democratic reform of the international financial architecture as a key demand in its For Democracy campaign, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank hold their spring meetings. More >>

‘Step Back From The Brink,’ To Avert Full-scale Middle East Conflict, Says UN Chief

Monday, 15 April 2024, 3:29 pm | UN News

The people of the Middle East are facing a real danger of a devastating full-scale conflict, António Guterres said on Sunday, urging “maximum restraint” across a region “on the brink”, hours after Iran launched attack drones and missiles ... More >>

One Year Of War In Sudan - Forgotten Crisis Now World's Largest Child Displacement

Monday, 15 April 2024, 2:26 pm | UNICEF Aotearoa NZ

Despite the magnitude of the situation and extreme suffering of millions of families and children, the situation there risks becoming a forgotten crisis in eyes of the rest of the world. More >>

Fishers In Madagascar Adapt To Deadly Seas Due To Climate Change

Monday, 15 April 2024, 5:22 am | United Nations

Fishing communities in the south of Madagascar are facing sometimes deadly sea conditions due to climate change, but with the help of the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) are finding ways to adapt to the new circumstances they face. More >>

Press Release: Embassy Of Israel In Wellington On The April 13 Iranian Attack

Monday, 15 April 2024, 5:19 am | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

On the evening of April 13, 2024, Israel experienced a severe and unprecedented direct attack from Iran. This aggressive act involved the launching of hundreds of missiles and UAVs targeting Israel, marking a significant escalation in regional ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk On Iranian Attacks Against Israel

Monday, 15 April 2024, 5:10 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

"I remind all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law." More >>

The Decline Of Extreme Poverty

Monday, 15 April 2024, 4:51 am | Globetrotter

One of the foremost accomplishments of the industrial age is the “immense progress against extreme poverty.” It created an economy that requires less sacrifice of human labor and can generate more goods and services for the populations of the world, ... More >>

UN Pays Tribute To Victims And Survivors Of The 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 5:23 am | United Nations

The UN renewed its commitment to never forget the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda during a candle lighting ceremony on Friday to mark 30 years since the horrific events there unfolded. More >>

Wave Of Increased Food Insecurity Hits West And Central Africa

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 5:00 am | United Nations

Almost 55 million people are facing further food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central Africa during the region’s three-month lean season from June through August, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. More >>

Nigeria First Country To Introduce ‘revolutionary’ Meningitis Vaccine

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 4:40 am | United Nations

Nigeria has become the first country to roll out a “revolutionary” five-in-one vaccine against meningitis, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Friday. More >>

Over 1,600 students graduated during the USP Laucala Campus Graduation

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 4:35 pm | University Of The South Pacific

The university also acknowledged that of the 1,697 graduates, 62% are female, boosting the institution’s reputation of women empowerment, having produced higher female-to-male graduate ratios in several years. More >>

"Future Made In Australia" Is A Step Towards A Competitive Economy

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 11:39 am | Investor Group on Climate Change

The vision outlined by Prime Minister introducing the Future Made in Australia Act (the Act) is a step towards making Australia competitive in a world accelerating the clean energy transition. Australian superannuation funds and other institutional ... More >>

Ceasefire The Only Way To End Killing And Injuring Of Children In Gaza: UNICEF

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 8:04 am | UN News

Advocating for a ceasefire is the best way to support the people of Gaza, including children in the north who are dying of hunger, a Spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday More >>

Make 2024 A ‘Turning Point’ For Education, UN Deputy Chief Urges

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 7:47 am | UN News

The UN Deputy Secretary-General on Thursday called for a transformation in learning, stressing that receiving a good education represents hope for all future generations More >>

Myanmar: Middle Class ‘disappearing’ Amid Uptick In Brutal Fighting

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 7:33 am | UN News

In a new report published on Thursday UNDP said that the middle class has shrunk by half, compared with before the 2021 military coup, and that three quarters of the country’s population is either living in poverty or “perilously close” ... More >>

Stories From The UN Archive: UN-identified Flying Objects In Space

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:55 am | UN News

If you visit UN Headquarters, a replica of the Golden Record is on display alongside other space oddities, including an actual piece of the Moon. More >>

Gaza: No Improvement In Aid Access To North, Insists Senior UN Aid Official

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:51 am | UN News

The situation for Gazans remains dire despite hopes stemming from recent commitments by Israel to boost assistance, the UN’s top aid official in the Occupied Palestinian Territory said on Friday. More >>

US-Japan-Philippines Trilateral Summit Makes The Philippines A Battlefield For US-China Conflict

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:49 am | ICHRP

The “Independence” of the Philippines in the immediate postwar period institutionalized US military, economic and political control through unequal treaties and trade agreements. More >>

Over 250 Humanitarian And Human Rights Organisations Join Call To End Arms Transfers To Israel, Palestinian Armed Groups

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:42 am | Save The Children

A statement demanding this action, which was initially issued in January with a signee list that included sixteen major humanitarian and human rights organisations, has in recent months grown substantially to over 200 organisations as the war in Gaza ... More >>

5th People’s Health Assembly Begins In Mar Del Plata

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:27 am | Globetrotter

Under the motto “Making ‘Health for All’ our path to ‘Buen Vivir,’” the activists have renewed their commitment to health justice, particularly during times of crisis. More >>

Activist Ola Bini Sentenced To One Year In Prison After Ecuadorian Court Overturns Acquittal

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 5:14 am | Globetrotter

The ruling by two out of three judges of the Provincial Court of Pichincha overturned the unanimous verdict issued by a trial court in Quito in January 2023, which had declared Bini innocent. More >>

Palestinian Prisoner Walid Daqqah Dies In Israeli Occupation Prison

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 4:59 am | Globetrotter

According to a statement released by Amnesty International, “Since [October 7, 2023], Walid Daqqah has been tortured, humiliated, denied family visits, and has faced further medical neglect. During this period, he was transferred to hospital ... More >>

2024 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist Announcement 17 April

Friday, 12 April 2024, 3:00 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

2020 overall winner Kritika Pandey says, ‘Winning the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 has opened doors I had not imagined possible at this stage of my career’ More >>

Widespread Destruction Across Khan Younis As Gazans ‘struggle To Survive’

Friday, 12 April 2024, 1:36 pm | United Nations

People in Gaza are struggling to survive, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, who was part of a team carrying out an assessment mission on Wednesday in the southern city of Khan Younis following the Israeli military ... More >>

A Class Analysis Of The Trump-Biden Rerun

Friday, 12 April 2024, 12:45 pm | Independent Media Institute

Hostility has intensified between the two major parties as their opposition has become more extreme. This keeps happening because neither found nor implemented any solutions to the deepening problems besetting the United States. More >>

Russian Attacks ‘A Daily Destructive Pattern’ In Ukraine, Security Council Hears

Friday, 12 April 2024, 11:23 am | UN News

Russian attacks on cities and towns across Ukraine, including intense and systematic targeting of the energy infrastructure, “have become a daily destructive pattern” in recent weeks, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Thursday. More >>

Ukraine: March The Most Dangerous Month For Children Since Last Summer

Friday, 12 April 2024, 11:16 am | Save The Children

With 11 children killed and 46 more injured, March 2024 has become the most dangerous month for children in Ukraine since July last year, Save the Children said today. According to latest UN figures, at least 57 children were killed or injured in Ukraine ... More >>

Ecuador-Mexico: ‘Cardinal Principle’ Of Diplomatic Inviolability Must Be Upheld Says UN Chief

Friday, 12 April 2024, 9:38 am | UN News

The decision by Ecuador to forcibly enter the Mexican Embassy on Saturday and arrest a former vice president of the Andean country on corruption charges represents a breach of international law, the UN Secretary-General has said. More >>

Colombia Serves As ‘A Model’ For Countries Using Dialogue To Forge Peace

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 11:12 pm | UN News

Colombia has reached an “important juncture” in advancing peace after decades of war, but efforts to sustain the current momentum must be redoubled, the head of a UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. More >>

Environmental Journalist Alexander Kaufman Receives East-West Center’s Inaugural Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 2:49 pm | East West Center

Supported by a generous endowment from the Melvin M.S. Goo Memorial Fund, the fellowship provides financial support to a Chinese or American journalist, author, or writer for projects that enhance understanding between the United States and China. More >>

ManageEngine Simplifies Cloud Cost Management For Enterprises Across Multi-cloud Environments

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:10 pm | ManageEngine

Reduces redundant cloud resources and mitigates the risk of costly cloud sprawl Quickens cloud cost tracking, budgeting and forecasting through AI-driven models More >>

‘Fear And Loss’ Multiplies In Sudan Exodus

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:08 pm | UN News

Over 8.5 million Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan since the war between rival militaries erupted last April, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. More >>

New Online Tool Shows Climate Finance Gaps & Limited Direct Funding To Indigenous Communities

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 12:22 pm | Rights and Resources Initiative

New Online Dashboard Brings Transparency to Climate Finance; Gives Open Access to Funding Data for Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, and Afrodescendant Peoples’ Tenure Rights and Forest Guardianship More >>

Armenia’s Escape From Isolation Lies Through Georgia

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 11:39 am | Independent Media Institute

Surrounded to its east and west by hostile neighbors and devoid of allies, Armenia’s geopolitical situation faces severe challenges. A growing partnership with Georgia could help the small, landlocked country to expand its options. More >>

Optimism Returning In Australia’s Industries But Cost Control And Talent Remain A Burden

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 11:37 am | Autodesk

Study of 451 Australian Design & Make companies reveals greater confident from AEC and D&M sectors, with digitalisation and sustainability strategies progressing amid ongoing operational challenges More >>

VAST Data Extends Global Namespace Capabilities With Google Cloud To Simplify & Secure Hybrid Cloud AI & Data Pipelines

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 11:03 am | VAST Data

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – April 11 , 2024 – VAST Data , the AI data platform company, announced at Google Cloud Next 2024, the availability of the VAST Data Platform with Google Cloud. By extending the VAST Data Platform's global namespace with Google ... More >>

New UN Report Calls For Trillions More In Development Investment To Rescue Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 10:58 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Bold actions needed to scale up SDG investment and reform global financial system. More >>

Simon Stiell (Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change) Address To Chatham House: Two Years To Save The World

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 10:42 am | UNFCCC

As of today, national climate plans - called Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs - in aggregate will barely cut emissions at all by 2030. More >>


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