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International Community Urged To Support New Administration In Somalia

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:12 pm | UN News

The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday. James Swan, who ... More >>

Mothers Fleeing War: "We Didn’t Know Where We Would Live Or How."

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 4:59 pm | Save The Children

The multimedia stories of four mothers fleeing Ukraine has highlighted the heartbreaking decisions that families have had to make during three months of war in Ukraine. A series of portraits by award-winning British photographer Lewis Khan from the Romanian ... More >>

RNZAF Crew Finds Survivors On Two Boats Missing Near Kiribati

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Crew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion have found two missing boats within 10 nautical miles of each other, dropping survival kits with water and locator beacons to those on board. Both vessels had been reported missing from Kiribati. On Sunday, ... More >>

Community Groups Ask ALP Government For Public Consultation As US Launches Indo-Pacific Economic Forum

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:51 pm | AFTINET

US President Joe Biden yesterday launched the Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), involving the US, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Others ... More >>

The APCO Bone Health QI Tool Kit - Putting A Brake On Fractures In The World's Most Populous & Fastest Ageing Region

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:52 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, May 24, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - An osteoporotic fracture occurs every three seconds worldwide.1 With more than 50 per cent of the world's hip fractures expected to occur in the Asia Pacific (AP) region over the next two decades, the ... More >>

NZ Army Engineers Help Rebuild Fijian School Buildings

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:47 am | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army Engineers are in Fiji working on the rebuild of Lekutu Secondary School with a multinational Combat Engineering Team led by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The school buildings were damaged during Cyclone Yasa in 2020, and alongside ... More >>

More Consensus Needed Over Digital Technology For ‘People And The Planet’

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:29 am | UN News

While digital technologies have offered “boundless opportunities” for sustainable development, education and inclusion, the UN political chief warned on Monday that there is also a clear downside. “We have a critical opportunity to build consensus ... More >>

Middle East And North Africa: Addressing Highest Rates Of Youth Unemployment In The World

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:27 am | UN News

More than 33 million new jobs need to be created by 2030 in the Middle East and North Africa region by 2030, if the world’s largest unemployment hot spot is to be substantially improved, four United Nations agencies said on Monday. The joint-release ... More >>

Global Jobs Market Recovery ‘Has Gone Into Reverse’, Warns UN Labour Agency

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:26 am | UN News

The recovery of the global jobs market is going into reverse, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Monday, blaming COVID-19 and “other multiple crises” that have increased inequalities within and between countries. In its latest update on the world of work ... More >>

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin’s Statement On The APEC Trade Ministers' Meeting

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:06 am | APEC

Through a statement , Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawit, shared with APEC Trade Ministers and member economies his assessment of the prevailing views of all APEC member economies and the way forward for the ... More >>

Human Rights Leaders At Davos: Spyware Is A Weapon

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:04 am | Access Now

IT’S TIME TO HALT THE UNCHECKED SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY Date and time : Wednesday 25 May, 2022, 10:15 - 10:45 CET Location : Under the world flags at the entrance to the WEF Conference Centre (TBD) This press conference brings together ... More >>

Metaverse GigaSpace Forms Strategic Partnership With UCOLLEX

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:56 am | ACN Newswire

The Animoca Brands backed NFT platform will join "Project Spaceport" to bring more brands & IPs to Web3 Metaverse HONG KONG, May 23, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Virtual space metaverse GigaSpace ( https://www.gigaspace.io/ ), today ... More >>

Nepal Responsible For Rape And Extrajudicial Execution Of 16-year-old Girl, UN Human Rights Committee Finds

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:55 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (23 May 2022) – Nepal violated the human rights of a 16-year-old girl who was tortured, raped and shot dead by army officers during the Nepalese Civil War, the UN Human Rights Committee has found. The Committee issued its findings today ... More >>

Global Compact For Migration: Good Intentions, But Weak On Labour Standards

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:53 am | ITUC

Global trade unions have welcomed the good intentions of the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) but have criticised the forum’s weak commitments to labour standards. ... More >>

Dubai Grants Ex-Singapore Parliamentarian Calvin Cheng's Web3 Company A Virtual Asset License

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:50 am | ACN Newswire

Ex-Singapore Parliamentarian Calvin Cheng forms the first regulated non-fungible token (NFT) and fan token investment holding company in Dubai. The Dubai Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) has granted the company a provisional license to ... More >>

Annual UN Policy Forum Opens With Call For Asia-Pacific Countries To “Reclaim Its Future” In A Richer Yet Riskier World

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:43 am | UN ESCAP

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 78th session in Bangkok today with global and regional leaders calling for strengthened regional cooperation and multilateralism as reverberating impacts ... More >>

Statement: International Civil Society Reactions To Announcement Of IPEF Member Countries

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:42 am | AFTINET

23 May WASHINGTON, D.C. – – During President Biden’s trip to Japan, the White House has announced some of the countries that will be participating in his proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) discussions launched today. They include the ... More >>

World Vision Launches Global Response To Escalating Hunger Crisis As Millions Of Children Face Starvation

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:28 am | World Vision

For only the second time in its history, aid organisation World Vision has launched a global humanitarian response as the conflict in Ukraine supercharges a worldwide hunger crisis in which 45 million people face starvation. The Global Hunger Response ... More >>

Over-consumption In The World’s Richest Countries Is Destroying Children’s Environments Globally, New Report Says

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:26 am | UNICEF

The world’s richest countries, including New Zealand, are providing healthier environments for children within their borders, yet are disproportionately contributing to the destruction of the global environment, putting the present and future of all ... More >>

World Economic Forum Unveils Virtual Global Collaboration Village As The Future Of Strong Public-Private Cooperation

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:45 pm | World Economic Forum

The Forum today unveils a major initiative at the Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos to harness the power of the metaverse to grow and diversify participation in advancing the global public interest The Global Collaboration Village will leverage new technology ... More >>

Vinyl Flooring Market Market Expanding At A Healthy 6.8% CAGR And Is Projected To Total US$ 41,578.70 Mn By 2028

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:00 pm | Future Market Insights

Future Market Insights’ newly published market report, “ Vinyl Flooring Market : Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2022-2028 ,” examines the vinyl flooring market and offers crucial market insights for the next ten years. Valuable insights ... More >>

Manual Resuscitator Market To Reach USD 845.3 Million By 2030 - Comprehensive Research Report By FMI

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:59 pm | Future Market Insights

The global  manual resuscitator market   is set to surpass a valuation of USD 845.3 million by 2030, according to research by ESOMAR-certified firm Future Market Insights (FMI). In a new study on the market. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary ... More >>

Hydrogen Electrolyzer Market Is Set To Grow At A CAGR Of Over 10% Through 2030

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:57 pm | Future Market Insights

Future Market Insights, an ESOMAR-certified market research provider, opines that the long term outlook for  hydrogen electrolyzer market  will remain optimistic with growth pegged at 10% through 2030. It is a device that utilizes electricity ... More >>

Automotive Exhaust Systems Market Is Likely To Surge At A Vigorous 4.0% CAGR During The Assessment Period 2021 - 2031

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:56 pm | Future Market Insights

ESOMAR certified consulting firm Future Market Insights’ recent report on the  automotive exhaust systems market  forecasts a relatively stable outlook for FY 2021-22, compared to the previous year, as the global automotive industry ... More >>

Global Aircraft Tire Market Is Poised To Exhibit A Moderate 6.0% CAGR Through 2031

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:54 pm | Future Market Insights

ESOMAR-certified consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) has recently published a report on the global  aircraft tire market  for the forecast period 2021-2031. According to the report, the market is expected to post impressive ... More >>

2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Regional Winners Announced

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:52 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

Authors from Eswatini, Singapore and St Vincent and the Grenadines win for the first time Judges praise ‘cornucopia of riches’ as stories cover ambitious range of topics Environmental and social justice themes dominate Social and environmental ... More >>

An App For Reducing Food Waste Lands First Place At APEC App Challenge

Monday, 23 May 2022, 5:04 pm | APEC

A duo of engineers from Thailand emerged as winners of the 2022 APEC App Challenge, held on the eve of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Bangkok. Palakon Kotchapansompote and Peerawit Tungwongsin stood out among a field of 28 developers ... More >>

Number Of Internally Displaced Children Reaches Record 25 Million In 2021 Due To Conflict And Climate Disasters

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:46 pm | Save The Children

Conflict, violence, and climate-related disasters drove the number of internally displaced children up by nearly 10% to a record 25.2 million in 2021, Save the Children said, with fears this will rise further in 2022 with millions forced from their homes ... More >>

The Important Difference Between Ukrainian Refugees And Illegal Migrants

Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:38 am | Embassy of Hungary

Migration aficionados and liberal expert groups are driving a new storyline that compares Ukrainian refugees fleeing war in our neighborhood to the violent, rock-throwing mob of illegal migrants routinely besieging our southern borders. While in most cases ... More >>

Reclaiming Our Future

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:04 am | UN ESCAP

The Asia-Pacific region is at a crossroads today – to further breakdown or breakthrough to a greener, better, safer future. Since the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) was established in 1947, the region has made extraordinary ... More >>

“COVID-19 Is Not Over”, Tedros Warns World Health Assembly

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:01 am | UN News

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told global health Ministers on Sunday that although reported COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined significantly, it is not time to lower the guard. Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus delivered his message ... More >>

Latest Advancements In TB Science In Spotlight

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:55 am | CNS

Important game-changing scientific advancements in preventing and treating TB (TB or tuberculosis, is among the deadliest of infectious diseases globally), were in spotlight at the recently concluded International Conference on Retroviruses and ... More >>

The Great Teal Tsunami: Arise Australia’s Independents

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:38 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Rarely in Australian history has a governing party suffered such loss in the face of an opponent unable to claim complete victory. It said much about the disillusionment, and plain disgust, from that nebulous centre of the country’s politics. That centre ... More >>

Minister: APEC Should Push For Strong Policies To Futureproof The Region From Crises

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:35 pm | APEC

Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawit called upon Trade Ministers from the 21 APEC member economies to step up efforts to respond to future crises and achieve better and more inclusive economic growth in the future. ... More >>

After Two-Year Hiatus, Open Forum Returns To Davos At A Crucial Turning Point In History

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:30 pm | World Economic Forum

As part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022, this year’s Open Forum Davos will focus on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the role of multilateralism for peace in Europe as well as other global ... More >>

Climate Change Threatening Access To Water And Sanitation

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:22 pm | UN News

Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday. “Climate change is already posing serious challenges to ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Developers Code Sustainable Agri-business Solutions

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:14 pm | APEC

At a time when global food prices are on the rise in the aftermath of the worst months of the pandemic, the APEC App Challenge was held in-person for the first time in two years to address issues impacting the future of sustainable agri-food business. ... More >>

Road Map For Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:38 pm | ITUC

The ITUC is supporting the call of Sri Lanka’s trade unions for a broad-based interim government to be put in place until the end of this year to adopt a road-map to repair the country’s economy and to exercise full democratic rights. Several ... More >>

Negotiations For International Instrument On Pandemic Preparedness Must Be Guided By Human Rights: UN Experts

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:37 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 May 2022) – A group of UN human rights experts* has urged States to ensure that ongoing multilateral negotiations on a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and recovery is grounded in human rights. As the 75th Session ... More >>

Belarus: ITUC Reaffirms Support For Unions Under Sustained Attack

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:36 pm | ITUC

The ITUC has restated its support for the independent trade unions in Belarus as the government there intensifies its attacks on the movement. Of the dozens of union leaders and officials detained in April, at least 10 remain in custody, with limited ... More >>

Tajikistan: UN Expert Fears Crackdown Against Pamiri Minority Could Spiral Out Of Control

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:35 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 May 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, today urged Tajikistan to end a deadly crackdown against the Pamiri minority in the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region (GBAO), warning that the use of counter-terrorism ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet To Conduct Official Visit To China, 23-28 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:32 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (20 May 2022) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday begins a six-day official mission to China, at the invitation of the Government. This is the first country visit by a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to China ... More >>

More Than 59 Million Internally Displaced In 2021

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:13 pm | UN News

A record 59.1 million people were displaced within their homelands last year, or four million more than in 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, citing the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID). ... More >>

Demand For Lifesaving Aid Up 10 Per Cent This Year: UN Relief Chief

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:12 pm | UN News

The number of people in need has risen by around 10 per cent this year so far, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief said on Thursday. Martin Griffiths , who is also the Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that around 303 million living in 69 countries, ... More >>

Countries Review Progress On Global Migration Compact

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:11 pm | UN News

Although many migrants worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, risking their own lives to save others, they were at times denied access to basic services and excluded from recovery plans, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in ... More >>

Food Insecurity Threatens Societies, Exacerbates Conflicts And ‘No Country Is Immune’

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:10 pm | UN News

“When war is waged, people go hungry,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Some 60 per cent of the world’s undernourished ... More >>

Coalition To Boris Johnson: Don't Boot Russians Offline Via Sanctions

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:07 pm | Access Now

Human rights and press freedom organizations in the U.K. and globally have called on the U.K. government to ensure its sanctions on Russia and Belarus protect digital rights. A coalition of groups led by Access Now published a letter to Boris Johnson’s ... More >>

Three Sites In China Designated FAO Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:05 pm | UN FAO

Using traditional practices and knowledge while preserving biodiversity and ecosystems 20/05/2022 Rome - Three sites in China - an ancient tea-producing area, a nomadic livestock-rearing region and a rain-fed stone terrace farming system - were formally ... More >>

Skin Perfusion Pressure Testing Devices Market In-Depth Analysis, Growth Strategies, Forecast To 2020-2030 - FMI

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:35 pm | Future Market Insights

Future Market Insights (FMI), recently published a study on  skin perfusion pressure testing devices market , according to which, the global market value for skin perfusion pressure testing devices approached US$ 30 Mn in 2020. The market ... More >>

RTD Cocktail Shots Market 2022 | Business Outlook, Revenue, Trends And Forecasts 2032

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:33 pm | Future Market Insights

The global  RTD cocktail shots market  recorded a year-on-year (YoY) growth of  30.4%  in 2022, surpassing  US$ 3,708  Mn. The overall sales in the  RTD cocktail shots  market ... More >>

Lithium Mining Market Is Estimated To Register A Strong 7.20% CAGR By The End Of 2031

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:31 pm | Future Market Insights

As per FMI, the global  lithium mining market  is projected to reach US$ 1.65 billion in 2021. Growing application across glass & ceramics, polymer, and pharmaceutical industries is favoring lithium sales. ... More >>

Compact Wheel Loaders Market Is Estimated To Reach A Valuation Of US$ 6.64 Bn By 2029

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:27 pm | Future Market Insights

Compact wheel loaders are utilized in several industries to load materials from one place to another. They are majorly used in the construction industry, where they are a stepping-stone between skid steer and large wheel loaders. In addition, ... More >>

Barcode Scanner Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of Over 7.6% End Of 2031

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:23 pm | Future Market Insights

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest report titled “ Barcode Scanner Market : Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2021–2031” reveals that use of barcode technology is rapidly rising in both retail and manufacturing industries. ... More >>

Solomon Islands Strengthens Commitment To Improved Access To Quality Education For All Children

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:22 pm | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 20 May 2022 – Today, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has launched the National Education Action Plan (NEAP) 2022-2026 reaffirming its commitment to learning improvement and quality education ... More >>

Far From The Promise Of Endgame, Tobacco Epidemic Continues

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:17 pm | CNS

Tobacco industry-propelled epidemic of tobacco-caused diseases and untimely deaths continue to plague human development. Despite significant progress on tobacco control, endgame of tobacco - which is a human rights and social justice imperative - is not ... More >>

Positive Outlook Forecast For Pacific Aviation Safety And Security Services

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:07 pm | Pacific Aviation Safety Office

Providing in-country safety and security services to support Pacific Member States’ aviation compliance as regional travel restarts is the strategic focus of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) for 2022.   The PASO Council of Directors ... More >>

Marcos Dynasty Elected President In The Philippines

Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:13 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

In a stunning victory, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. won the Philippines' presidential election, bringing him to the frontlines of U.S.-China confrontations in the South China Sea amid denials that he is Beijing's puppet "Manchurian ... More >>

Giesen Comes Out On Top In The World’s Most Rigorous Wine Competition

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:47 am | Giesen Wines

Giesen has won two trophies at the 2022 International Wine Challenge, the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential wine competition. Giesen has been awarded the Marlborough Syrah Trophy for their Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah 2019 ... More >>

Major Community Climate Resilience Project Launches In Vanuatu

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:18 am | Save The Children

Save the Children has signed an agreement with the Green Climate Fund to deliver, with the Government of Vanuatu, the largest ever investment in community-based climate change adaption in the Pacific region. The US$32.6 million (A$47 million) climate ... More >>

Three Afghan Women Honored As Human Rights Heroes At Lantos Human Rights Prize Ceremony

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:35 am | The Lantos Foundation

May 18, 2021, Washington, DC – A trio of remarkable Afghan women were honored this week with the Lantos Human Rights Prize, bestowed annually by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice. The three trailblazing women – Judge Fawzia ... More >>