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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 >>

Government Association Endorses Blockchain For Elections

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:39 am | ACN Newswire

Washington, D.C., Aug 3, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The 2020 US elections were a painful display of a breakdown in public trust. Declining trust in elections threatens democratic institutions all over the world, and it is imperative we restore it in our democratic ... More >>

ICHRP Calls For Continued ICC Investigation Of Duterte’s Crimes Against Humanity

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:37 am | ICHRP

August 3, 2022 Refusal of the Marcos Administration to rejoin the ICC shields Duterte and his policies of impunity and state terror, further victimizing the 30,000 that were summarily executed in the Duterte Regimes wars on drugs; on dissent; and on ... More >>

Are Gas Prices On Their Way Down?

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:32 am | Hugh Grant

High gas prices in the United States have severely impacted budgets for individuals, families, and businesses. It's difficult for the average American to make ends meet when their monthly costs increase so suddenly. The increased fuel cost also increases ... More >>

Launch Of The Global Crisis Response Group Brief #3 - Energy Crisis

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:15 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Calling record profits from oil and gas amid global energy crisis “immoral”, UN Secretary-General urges support to most vulnerable, and transition to renewables Latest recommendations from the UN Global Crisis Response Group call for windfall ... More >>

Increasing Attacks On Cambodia’s Media Are A Threat To Democracy – UN Human Rights Report

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:05 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (3 August 2022) – Journalists in Cambodia are increasingly being subjected to various forms of harassment and pressure, as well as violence, a report published by the UN Human Rights Office said today, amid growing restrictions on civic space ... More >>

MRD Embarks On A New Rural Development Policy

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 5:49 am | Solomon Islands MRD

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) is currently working on establishing the first ever Solomon Islands Constituency Development Policy. The constituency development policy will assist the ministry as the main conduit for CDF to address some of the ... More >>

UN Experts Call For International Investigation Into 2020 Beirut Explosion

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 5:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (3 August 2022) – UN experts* called on the Human Rights Council to launch an international investigation into the massive explosion in Beirut two years ago that killed more than 200 people and decimated a vast swath of the Lebanese capital ... More >>

Syria: States Supporting SDF Share Responsibility For Horrific Human Rights Violations

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 5:14 am | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva - Euro-Med Monitor strongly condemns the continued international support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which controls large areas of north-eastern Syria despite its involvement in grave human rights violations. The SDF continues ... More >>

Restaurants Under Spotlight For Violating Food Safety Standards

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:26 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

Certain food establishments are willfully flouting food safety laws and standards; with issues such as contaminated food, not wearing PPEs, dirty surrounding and pest infestation becoming a common sight in restaurants. These issues were evident during ... More >>

Responding To The Yemen Truce Extension

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 9:17 am | Oxfam

Responding to the Yemen truce extension, Abdulwasea Mohammed, Advocacy, Media and Campaigns Manager for Oxfam Yemen, said: “Oxfam welcomes the extension of the truce in Yemen and urges all parties to now prioritise the lives of Yemeni civilians and ... More >>

Horn Of Africa Faces Most ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity In Decades, Warns WHO

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:55 am | UN News

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the Greater Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst famines of the last 70 years. More than 37 million people are facing acute hunger, with approximately seven million children under the ... More >>

UN And Partners Roll Out #LetMeLearn Campaign Ahead Of Key Education Summit

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:17 am | UN News

Amid the education crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations is partnering with leading children’s charity Theirworld and others in the sector, to launch the #LetMeLearn campaign , urging world leaders to listen to the voices ... More >>

American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis: UN Environment Agency

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:16 am | UN News

Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Liz Throssell On Executions In Singapore

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 2 August 2022 We deplore the hanging today of two men in Singapore and are deeply troubled by the planned execution of two others on 5 August. The two, a Malaysian and a Singaporean, were hanged at Changi Prison this morning after they were convicted ... More >>

HKTDC Food Expo And Four Concurrent Events Kick Off Next Week

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:06 am | ACN Newswire

Presenting all-new pavilions; 90% of exhibitors accept consumption vouchers HONG KONG, Aug 2, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the highly anticipated HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo, ... More >>

MRD Farewell Senior Officer Lilia

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 5:52 am | Solomon Islands MRD

“Allan Lilia, a true servant who has shown leadership and a hardworking spirit in serving the Government and the nation through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD).” These are the words of MRD Honourable Minister Duddley Kopu during the ... More >>

Israel: Criminalisation And Harassment Of Human Rights Defenders In Masafer Yatta Must End, Say UN Experts

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 7:12 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 August 2022) – UN experts* today denounced Israel’s harassment of human rights defenders and humanitarian workers in the occupied West Bank hamlets of Masafer Yatta, as its communities continue to be threatened by risks of forcible ... More >>

PWDA Launches New Website To Mark 40 Years Of Community Service

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 7:10 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

PWDA has launched a new website to help improve how our members, clients and supporters can access our information and engage with our work, activities and events. Launched as part of our 40th anniversary commemorations, the new website reflects current ... More >>

Digital Treasures Center Secures MPI Licence To Provide Digital Payment Token And Other Payment Services In Singapore

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 4:38 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Singapore, Aug 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted Digital Treasures Center (DTC) the Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence. Securing the full licence means DTC has exited from the exemption status and is now ... More >>

Yemen: Last Week Of Truce Sees Highest Weekly Number Of Child Casualties In Two Years

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 11:24 am | Save The Children

An uptick of violence in Yemen led to 38 children being killed or injured in the final week of a UN-brokered truce, the highest number of child casualties in one week since early 2020, in a stark reminder of what children face without a complete ... More >>

Dominica Ratifies CTBT, Universalising Treaty In Latin America And Caribbean

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 9:07 am | CTBTO

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste has deposited its instrument of ratification for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the United Nations Secretary-General, becoming the 174th State to ratify the Treaty. This is the fourth ratification during ... More >>

Breastfeeding: ‘More Critical Than Ever’ Start To Life

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:49 am | UN News

It’s more critical than ever to begin life as a newborn being breastfed , according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Executive Director of UN Children’s Fund UNICEF. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNICEF chief Catherine ... More >>

Ukraine: Guterres Welcomes Departure Of First Grain Ship, To Help Ease Food Crisis

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:48 am | UN News

The UN chief on Monday welcomed the departure of the first ship from the Ukrainian port of Odesa, carrying grain under the landmark deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye, overseen by the UN. The Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,527 tonnes of corn, ... More >>

Jordan: As Vast Za’atari Refugee Camp Turns 10, Syrians Face Uncertain Future

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:46 am | UN News

Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. “With the increase in food ... More >>

Ukraine: Prospects For End To War Look Bleak, Despite ‘Encouraging’ Grain Deal

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:45 am | UN News

The war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, more than five months after the Russian invasion, and fighting is intensifying, the UN Security Council heard on Friday.  Ambassadors were briefed by UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, who pointed ... More >>

Libya: UN Experts Demand Release Of Woman Detainee

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:37 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 August 2022) – UN experts* today called for the immediate release of Iftikhar Boudra, a Libyan woman arrested in Benghazi four years ago, and demanded that authorities provide her with urgent medical treatment after she suffered various ... More >>

Registration Opens For Africa Climate Week 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:30 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 1 August 2022 – Registration is now open for this year’s Africa Climate Week (ACW 2022), to be held from 29 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon. ACW 2022 is poised to convene key stakeholders, including African Ministers, ... More >>

Registration Opens For Africa Climate Week 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:28 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 1 August 2022 – Registration is now open for this year’s Africa Climate Week (ACW 2022), to be held from 29 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon. ACW 2022 is poised to convene key stakeholders, including African Ministers, ... More >>

Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition Winning Pieces Go On Display

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 5:26 am | ACN Newswire

Local talents interpret dreams through inspiring designs HONG KONG, Aug 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 38th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International ... More >>