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Moonstake Partners With P2P Escrow Service Escaroo

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:34 pm | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Mar 5, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Today, Moonstake announces its partnership with Escaroo, a keyless blockchain-based peer-to-peer escrow service that offers an advanced smart contract solution for high profile individual and commercial clients ... More >>

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Message For International Women’s Day 2021

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:10 pm | UN Department of Global Communications

Secretary-General's message 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality. From high job losses to exploding burdens of unpaid care, from disrupted schooling to an escalating crisis of domestic violence and exploitation, ... More >>

Hong Kong, China Contributes To Strengthening Economic And Legal Infrastructure Initiatives

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:49 pm | APEC

Hong Kong, China has contributed USD 1 million toward the establishment of a new APEC sub-fund, aiming to support initiatives that strengthen member economies’ economic and legal infrastructure to advance economic development in the Asia-Pacific ... More >>

Fwrm Organises "If Women Stop, The World Stops" Concert On International Women's Day

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:20 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

The Fiji Women's Rights Movement's If Women Stop, the World Stops Concert is taking place on International Women’s Day – March 8th, 2021 at the Sukuna Park in Suva. The Concert is in solidarity with the Women’s Global Strike, which calls women ... More >>

Biden’s Bombing Of Syria Is A Dangerous Step Backward

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:56 pm | Reese Erlich

For the first time, the Biden Administration ordered a cross-border military attack in the Middle East. On February 26, seven US missiles slammed into a facility used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. Washington was retaliating for the February ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Issues Report And Urges Decisive, Unified Action To Put An End To Brutality

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:50 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar said in a report published today the military junta in the country is illegal, illegitimate and responsible for widespread and systematic human rights violations against nonviolent, peaceful protesters, and should ... More >>

CoinSmart Closes CAD$4.5 Million Seed Funding; Plans To Expand Into Europe

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:49 pm | ACN Newswire

ONTARIO, CA, Mar 5, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange CoinSmart has announced the closing of a CAD$4.5 million (roughly US$3.5 million) seed funding round and extensive plans to expand into Europe. CoinSmart, owned by ... More >>

Wasting Food Just Feeds Climate Change, New UN Environment Report Warns

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:39 am | UN News

More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030. Produced by the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ) and partner organization ... More >>

20 Die After Human Traffickers Force Migrants Into Sea En Route To Yemen

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:03 am | UN News

IOM/Alexander Bee | Migrants rescued from a vessel off the coast of Djibouti are accommodated at a rescue centre. (file) At least 20 people have drowned after smugglers threw dozens of migrants overboard as they sailed from Djibouti to Yemen, UN migration ... More >>

Mental Health Alert For 332 Million Children Linked To COVID-19 Lockdown Policies: UNICEF

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:58 am | UN News

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide public health orders – or recommendations – during the COVID-19 ... More >>

Myanmar Military Must Stop Murdering And Jailing Protestors – Bachelet

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:55 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country ... More >>

UN Expert Says Anti-Muslim Hatred Rises To Epidemic Proportions, Urges States To Act

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2021) – Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and other horrific acts of terrorism purportedly carried out in the name of Islam, institutional suspicion of Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim has escalated to epidemic proportions, ... More >>

Permanent State Of Emergency Cannot Be Used As A Justification Or Ground For Unilateral Sanctions

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:52 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2021) - Emergency declarations by the U.S. Government that authorise unilateral sanctions are resulting in severe human rights violations and must be brought in line with International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ... More >>

UN Disability Rights Committee To Review Estonia

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:49 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (4 March 2021) —The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will hold its upcoming session from 8 March to 1 April 2021 and will review the report of Estonia. This is the Committee’s first assessment on Estonia’s ... More >>

Ethiopia: Persistent, Credible Reports Of Grave Violations In Tigray Underscore Urgent Need For Human Rights Access

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:46 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Ethiopia: Persistent, credible reports of grave violations in Tigray underscore urgent need for human rights access – Bachelet GENEVA (4 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday stressed the urgent need ... More >>

UN Expert Calls On States To End Counter-terrorism Policies And Practices That Harm Women, Girls And Family

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:45 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2021) – A UN expert said today counter-terrorism law and policy is negatively affecting the human rights of women and girls around the globe, undermining equality gains and limiting the exercise of women’s fundamental freedoms. “Twenty ... More >>

Hong Kong: Activists Should Be Released Immediately

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:37 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have extended their solidarity to the 47 activists from Hong Kong arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the new ... More >>

IWD Online Conference, March 8: Women’s Rights Should Be At The Centre Of Iran Policy

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:36 am | British Committee for Iran Freedom

Online conference on the occasion of March 8 – International Women’s Day Cross-Party MPs call on UK government to demand release of women prisoners of conscience in Iran Women’s rights should be at the centre of Iran policy Cross-party MPs, Peers and ... More >>

European Solar Prize: Now Open For Submissions

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:34 am | EUROSOLAR

The Energy Transition On Stage: Apply Now For The European Solar Prize Each year EUROSOLAR awards the most innovative renewable energy projects of Europe-wide importance. Nominations and applications for the prestigious European Solar Prize can now be ... More >>

CITIC Telecom Announces 2020 Annual Results

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:27 am | ACN Newswire

Reports stability and progress in overall performance with continuous growth in profit Profit attributable to equity shareholders reaches HK$1,023 million Total dividends per share rises by 5.0% yoy to HK21.0 cents HONG KONG, Mar 4, 2021 - (ACN ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Regional Review Of Implementation Of The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly And Regular Migration

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:16 am | UN ESCAP

Next week, from 10 to 12 March, the Asia-Pacific region will review the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration adopted by UN Member States in 2018 – a framework and a call for action for international and regional coordination and cooperation ... More >>

The NGOCHR Expresses Concern Over Bills Tabled In Parliament!

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:11 am | NGO Coalition on Human Rights

The NGO Coalition on Human Rights feels that the proposed Police Bill 2020 is a disgraceful reflection on the Fiji Police Force The NGOCHR expresses concern over proposed Police Bill 2020 4/03/2021 The NGO Coalition on Human Rights is alarmed ... More >>

SDG Global Festival Of Action, 25-26 March 2021

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:54 am | UN Department of Global Communications

SDG GLOBAL FESTIVAL OF ACTION, 25-26 MARCH 2021 - A Turning Point for People and Planet – Innovation, inspiration, and entertainment brings the global community together  to drive action towards the SDGs WHAT: The fifth SDG Global Festival ... More >>

Former Head Of Operations Of Binance Global Fiat Exchanges Becomes COO Of BitWell

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:33 pm | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Mar 4, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - BitWell has announced that Hsann, the former head of operations of Binance global fiat exchanges, has become COO at BitWell. Hsann established multiple fiat exchanges, such as Binance US / Singapore / Jersey ... More >>

Myanmar Junta: End Systematic Attack On The People Of Myanmar, Reverse Coup D’état

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 5:05 pm | Fortify Rights

The Myanmar military junta must immediately end its deadly nationwide attack against nonviolent protesters and return power to the elected government, Fortify Rights said today. The junta’s forces killed at least 61 people in at least seven regions ... More >>

Kablamo Geo-spatial Hire Expands Spatial Solutions Technology Expertise

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:11 am | Kablamo

Kablamo, the data management and digital product development specialist, has hired Andrew McDowell as its first geo-spatial technology lead. Andrew was previously at Propeller Aero where he led the development of Propeller’s highly successful geo-spatial ... More >>

Rimini Street Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter And Annual 2020 Financial Results

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 10:59 am | Rimini Street

LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2021 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced results ... More >>

Equality In Engineering Crucial To Achieving Sustainable Development: UN-backed Report

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:14 am | UN News

Regional disparities in engineering, especially in Africa, must be addressed if the world is to realize a common future where no one is left behind, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ... More >>

South Sudan’s Transition From Conflict To Recovery ‘Inching Forward’ – UN Envoy

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:12 am | UN News

South Sudan’s transformation from conflict to recovery is underway, but much needs to be done before securing “a peaceful and prosperous future”, the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. “Because of ... More >>

UN Expert: Water Crisis Is Worsening, Urgent Response Needed

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:51 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 March 2021) – A UN human rights expert today called for a robust and rapid global response to the world’s worsening water crisis, saying that climate change had become a “risk multiplier” - exacerbating pollution, scarcity and ... More >>

States Must Prevent COVID-19 Cultural Catastrophe: UN Expert

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:43 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 March 2021) – A UN expert today warned that COVID-19 may lead to a global “cultural catastrophe” with severe, long-lasting consequences for human rights if urgent measures, such as establishing a global cultural fund, are not implemented. ... More >>

Debt Crises: UN Expert Faults Credit Rating Agencies, Urges Reform

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:40 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 March 2021) - A UN human rights expert today called for urgent reforms to the international debt architecture, saying the ‘big three’ credit rating agencies had excessive influence over lending decisions, and conditions and interest ... More >>

WeChat Most Popular App In China - A Breakdown Of The Most Popular Apps In China Per Category

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:38 am |

The use of the mobile phone to access the internet has grown tremendously in China over the last decade. The penetration rate of mobile internet users in China was at an all-time high in 2020, making the apps marketplace one of the most competitive ... More >>

Int'l Coalition To UNHRC: Hold Myanmar Military Junta Accountable For Bloody Protest Crackdown

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:36 am | PCFS Global

An international movement of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to take a stronger stance on the political crisis in Myanmar, following the violent clash ... More >>

Enforced Disappearances: Argentina, Sudan, Mexico, Norway And France To Share Experiences At UN Webinar

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:34 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (3 March 2021) – Two UN human rights bodies in charge of addressing the issue of enforced disappearances are holding a webinar today to share experiences and highlight why it is so crucial that States ratify the International Convention ... More >>

Nigeria: Children Traumatised By Abduction Need Urgent Rehabilitation, Say UN Experts

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:30 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 March 2021) – UN experts* today urged Nigeria to prioritise specialised rehabilitation measures for the hundreds of abducted children left deeply traumatised after their release and to strengthen protection measures for those at risk. “Social ... More >>

Saudi Arabia: UN Experts Welcome Commutation Of Death Sentences For Three Minors, Urge Charges Be Dropped

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:28 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 March 2021) – UN human rights experts* welcomed Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to commute the death sentences given to three individuals for crimes allegedly committed when they were less than 18 years old, and urged Saudi Arabia to quash ... More >>

#KeepItOn Report: Internet Shutdowns Shatter Dreams, Endanger Lives

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:26 am | Access Now

From Belarus to Bangladesh, authorities in 29 countries shut down or interfered with the internet at least 155 times in 2020 . On a day-to-day basis, this prevented millions of people from working, studying, and communicating to their full potential. ... More >>

Betfred Sports, Represented By SCCG Management, Signs Multi-year Marketing Agreement With Colorado Rockies

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:17 am | ACN Newswire

LAS VEGAS, NV, Mar 3, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Stephen Crystal, SCCG Management Founder, announced that Betfred USA Sports, represented by SCCG Management, has entered into a multi-year marketing and sponsorship agreement with the Colorado Rockies. The terms ... More >>

International Women's Day Summit 2021: Amplifying Her Voice

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:10 am | ACN Newswire

BERMUDA, Mar 3, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - This year's International Women's Day Summit Agenda has been announced that includes more than 200 speakers, representing over 75 countries. Topics for this year's event, which will be held from March 8-10, include: ... More >>

World Wildlife Day 2021: Forests And Livelihoods - Sustaining People And Planet

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:06 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Celebrating the livelihoods of communities who rely on forests, and the value of these ecosystems for both wildlife and all of humanity Covering nearly a third of the planet’s land surface, forests and woodlands are key pillars of human livelihoods ... More >>

OECD Annual Inflation Picks Up To 1.5% In January 2021 While Euro Area Records Sharp Increase To 0.9%

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:01 am | OECD

Annual inflation in the OECD area picked up to 1.5% in January 2021, compared with 1.2% in December 2020. Following a rebound between December and January, the annual decline in energy prices was less pronounced in January (minus 3.9%) than in December More >>

At HRC: Euro-Med Monitor Calls UN To Combat Child Recruitment In Yemen

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:57 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and Geo Expertise delivered a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council 46th session (held virtually due to the limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic), responding to the wide-spread ... More >>

CropLife Asia 21 Annual Gen Meeting Convenes Virtually With Regional Food Supply Chain & Farmer Resiliency Center Stage

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:54 am | ACN Newswire

Croplife Asia 2021 AGM kicks off with election of Board of Directors SINGAPORE, Mar 3, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The CropLife Asia 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) commenced virtually today, bringing together plant science industry leaders from ... More >>

Rights Experts Condemn Ongoing Demolition Of Palestinian Bedouin Village

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:35 pm | UN News

Two independent UN human rights experts are urging Israel to halt efforts to demolish the Palestinian village of Humsa Al-Bqai'a, fearing it is part of a wider pattern of forcible removals and displacement. Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for the situation ... More >>

Untreated Hearing Loss Threatens Nearly 2.5 Billion People Worldwide – WHO

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:33 pm | UN News

By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday, in its first World Report on Hearing . The World Health Organization’s ( WHO ) report, launched ahead of World Hearing Day ... More >>

Applications Open For The 2021 APEC Healthy Women Research Prize

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:25 pm | APEC

Applications are now open for the 2021 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize. The prize rewards researchers who spur the creation of sex-disaggregated data and gender-based research in APEC. Launched in 2018 by President Sebastián Piñera ... More >>

COVID-19 Fuels “hidden Pandemic” Of Human Rights Violations Against Women, New Report Finds.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:40 am | Open Doors

The 2021 Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) Report found that COVID-19 is fuelling a growing, “hidden pandemic” of gender-based violence, abduction and trafficking, towards Christian women and girls across Africa, Asia, Middle East ... More >>

Equitable Vaccine Delivery Plan Needs More Support To Succeed: COVAX Partners

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:42 am | UN News

The equitable coronavirus vaccine delivery initiative COVAX that has delivered its first doses to West Africa and Latin America in the past few days, is a credit to international solidarity, but potential obstacles must be overcome if a fully global ... More >>

UN Agencies Appeal For $266 Million To Feed Refugees In Eastern Africa

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:39 am | UN News

A funding shortfall is putting the lives of some three million refugees in eastern Africa at risk, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR , and the World Food Programme ( WFP ) are appealing for $266 million as they have ... More >>

UN Experts Condemn Israel’s Demolition Of The Palestinian Village Of Humsa

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:36 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 March 2021) -- UN human rights experts have called on the Government of Israel to immediately end its efforts to demolish the Palestinian village of Humsa – Al Bqai’a in the northern Jordan Valley, and allow the residents to live undisturbed ... More >>

USA: Environmental Racism In “Cancer Alley” Must End – Experts

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:34 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 March 2021) – UN human rights experts today raised serious concerns about further industrialisation of the so-called Cancer Alley in the southern US state of Louisiana, saying the development of petrochemical complexes is a form of ... More >>

Good News On Euro-Med Monitor's Joint Efforts Towards Ceasing Human Rights Violations – February 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:34 am | Euro Med Monitor

We will always remember 2020 with the emergence of the Coronavirus pandemic and the violations, mostly in the Middle East and North Africa region, that accompanied it. In 2021, the world hopes to witness not only an end to the pandemic but also ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Regional Commemoration Of International Women’s Day 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:32 am | UN ESCAP

This International Women’s Day on 8 March, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Women are celebrating the tremendous efforts by women and girls around Asia-Pacific region in spearheading post-COVID-19 ... More >>

Latest UN Climate Action Report Prompts Urgent Pacific Call

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:24 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

March 1, 2021, PIF HQ, Suva — The Pacific is deeply concerned with the findings of the Initial NDC Synthesis Report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, confirming that current levels of climate ... More >>

Toyota Plans To Issue 'Woven Planet Bonds'

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:22 am | JCN Newswire

Advancing SDG Initiatives Based on the Toyota Philosophy Toyota City, Japan, Mar 2, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that it plans to issue "Woven Planet Bonds" to raise funds for projects that contribute ... More >>

Lockheed Martin And NEC Put AI To Work On Programs Like NASA's Artemis Mission

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:14 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, Mar 2, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) have signed a joint collaboration agreement to extend their partnership utilizing NEC's System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT). The companies are also ... More >>

Seascape Network Officially Debuts On Binance Smart Chain

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:09 am | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Mar 2, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Seascape Network, the popular game platform designed around the DeFi & NFT economy, announced its launch on the Binance Smart Chain. The expansion improves Seascape's scalability, while also allowing it ... More >>

Pastel Network Announces The Listing Of PSL On The Exchange

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5:51 am | ACN Newswire

NEW YORK, NY, Mar 2, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Pastel Network, the first truly decentralized and scalable blockchain project designed specifically for rare digital art, has officially announced its pending listing on, scheduled for March 5th, 2021. Pastel ... More >>

Abducted Girls Released In Northwest Nigeria, As Fresh Attacks Rock Country’s Northeast

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5:48 am | UN News

While the release of more than 200 girls abducted from their school on Friday in northwest Nigeria is a welcome development said senior UN officials there on Tuesday, civilians and aid facilities have come under attack in the country’s northeast, ... More >>