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MAL Trains Chale And Uzamba Farmers On Cocoa Grafting For Better Production

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 7:04 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

Trainings on cocoa grafting was conducted for Chale and Uzamba Participatory Action Research (PAR) farmers in the Western Province. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Research Department conducted the field trainings recently at Chale ... More >>

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Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:44 pm | IPMSDL

On July 27, Ogoni Peoples launched a blockade in the East-West Road in Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria to protest the long time neglect of the road and to demand for its swift reconstruction. Hundreds of Ogoni from different communities gather in a peaceful ... More >>

Fiji Airports Secures Financing Facility Through ANZ Fiji & Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility For The Pacific

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:41 pm | Fiji Airports

Fiji Airports has secured a multimillion-dollar finance facility through ANZ in partnership with the AIFFP. "The pandemic's toll on tourism and aviation has set back years of economic progress across the Pacific. With the support of Australia ... More >>

Statement By Patricia Espinosa On National Climate Plans Submitted By 31 July

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 5:10 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News , 31 July 2021 – Against the backdrop of extreme weather emergencies throughout the world, yesterday was an important day in our collective effort against climate change. It marked the cut-off date for the submission of new ... More >>

#SiegeTheSummit: Thousands Echo Calls Of Rural Peoples To End Neoliberal Food Systems

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 5:09 am | PAN Asia Pacific

As part of the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems , thousands of people across the globe participated in online and on-the-ground protest actions against the recently concluded United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit. The GPS is a counter-summit ... More >>

#SiegeTheSummit: Thousands Echo Calls Of Rural Peoples To End Neoliberal Food Systems

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 4:33 pm | Global Peoples Summit on Food Systems

Rome, Italy—Asian migrant agricultural workers, Italian labor groups, and other CSOs held a protest action in front of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters last July 25, a day before the official start of the UN Food Systems ... More >>

Vaccine Monopolies Make Cost Of Vaccinating The World Against Covid At Least Five Times More Expensive Than It Could Be

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 4:29 pm | Oxfam NZ

The cost of vaccinating the world against COVID-19 could be at least five times cheaper if pharmaceutical companies weren’t profiteering from their monopolies on COVID-19 vaccines, campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. ... More >>

Conflict, COVID, Climate Crisis, Likely To Fuel Acute Food Insecurity In 23 ‘Hunger Hotspots’

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 4:20 pm | UN News

Life-saving aid to families on the brink of famine is being cut off in several countries by fighting and blockades, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said in a new report issued on Friday. Of grave concern are ... More >>

Afghanistan: Attack On UN Mission Draws Global Condemnation

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 4:14 pm | UN News

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned an attack in its main compound in the western Afghan province of Herat on Friday that left an Afghan police guard dead and other officers injured. So-called “anti-Government ... More >>

Dutch Official At Euro-Med’s Webinar: 'Our Aim In Libya Is Peace. Sanctions Could Work'

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 4:13 pm | Euro Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor hosted a topical webinar on transitional justice and impunity in Libya that brought together a group of international experts from leading civil society organizations and the public sector. The expert panel, ... More >>

BCFIF Urges UK Government To Hold Regime To Account For Deadly Crackdown On Protesters In Iran's Khuzestan Province

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 1:02 pm | British Committee for Iran Freedom

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) issued the following statement with regards to the week-long protests against water shortages in the Khuzestan province: The popular protests against water shortages in Iran's Khuzestan province began almost ... More >>

UN Expert Urges Governments To Crack Down On Hate Speech And Crimes Targeting Romani And Minorities

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:44 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Roma Holocaust Memorial Day | 2 August 2021 GENEVA (30 July 2021) – Roma around the world must not be made scapegoats of politicians, or demonized and targeted on social media, Fernand de Varennes, the UN special rapporteur on minority issues, ... More >>

UN Committee Against Torture Publishes Findings On Belgium

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:41 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 July 2021) – The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) today issued its findings on Belgium, the State party which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of Belgium's implementation of the Convention ... More >>

Mercenaries And Related Private Contractors Must Leave Libya To Pave Way For Peace, Elections – UN Experts

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:38 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (30 July 2021) – UN experts* today called for all mercenaries and mercenary-related private contractors to leave Libya, saying their departure is long overdue, and is a vital precondition to peaceful elections scheduled for later this year. “Nine ... More >>

Belarus: Disqualifying Lawyer Of Former Presidential Candidate Violates Rights To Fair Trial And Freedom Of Expression

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:35 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 July 2021) — The decision to cancel the licence of a Belarusian lawyer after he spoke to the media about the detention conditions of his client, an opposition presidential candidate, violated the lawyer’s rights to a fair hearing and freedom ... More >>

A Virtual Gathering Of Global AI Leaders To Explore MENA's Untapped Opportunities In AI And RPA

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:27 am | ACN Newswire

MENA, July 30, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - World AI & RPA Show is gearing up to virtually connect the most influential voices in the MENA's AI space this August. The event will focus on how to leverage AI to enable the market leaders of tomorrow, ... More >>

DigiMax Continues Global Marketing Expansion Into Asia With Signing Of Collaboration Deal In Korea

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:25 am | ACN Newswire

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE, July 30, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - DigiMax Global Inc. (the "Company" or "DigiMax") (CSE:DIGI)(OTC:DBKSF), a company that provides artificial intelligence ("AI") and cryptocurrency technology solutions, ... More >>

Countries Urged To Develop Pandemic Preparedness And Response Treaty

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:49 pm | UN News

A senior official with the World Health Organization ( WHO ) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to “seize the moment” and support its development. Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director ... More >>

Human Trafficking: UN Chief Calls For Action As COVID Leaves ‘Many Millions’ More Vulnerable

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:45 pm | UN News

UN Secretary General António Guterres on Thursday urged States to take action against human trafficking, where a third of all victims are children. Highlighting how the COVID pandemic has pushed as many as 124 million more people into extreme poverty, ... More >>

Zambia Must Treat Children Suffering From Lead Poisoning, Clean Up Former Mine Area – UN Experts

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:43 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (29 July 2021) – Zambia must immediately provide medical treatment to thousands of children suffering from lead poisoning, and must take swift steps to clean up areas contaminated by residue from what was once the country’s largest lead mine, ... More >>

Witchcraft Killings Of People With Albinism Rose During Pandemic – UN Expert

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:42 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (28 July 2021) – Killings of people with albinism have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as some people plunged into poverty turned to witchcraft in hopes of gaining quick wealth, Ikponwosa Ero, the outgoing UN independent expert ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Boost For Africa

Friday, 30 July 2021, 3:47 pm | UN News

After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday. According to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) nearly four million doses of coronavirus vaccines from ... More >>

Chagos Islanders Seek Control Of Popular .IO Domain

Friday, 30 July 2021, 2:15 pm | Joint Press Release

A consumer group and a human rights group joined forces today to file a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) detailing consumer and human rights harms committed by Afilias Ltd, the manager of popular cryptocurrency ... More >>

HKTDC Twin Jewellery Shows Conclude Today

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:20 am | ACN Newswire

Nearly 30% of public visitors spend more than HK$10,000 eachJewellers see travel restrictions as key business challenge HONG KONG, July 29, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 37th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 7th HKTDC Hong Kong International ... More >>

High-speed Fibre Overtakes DSL As OECD Countries Add 21 Million Fixed Broadband Connections In Pandemic Year

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:18 am | OECD

High-speed fibre Internet subscriptions surpassed copper-wire DSL connections across OECD countries for the first time in 2020 as the need to move work and home life activities online during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a record 21.15 million new ... More >>

What's Happening In Tigray? Internet Shutdowns Avert Accountability

Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:58 am | Access Now

Content note: the following post contains references to sexual assault, war crimes, and murder. Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition are calling on all parties in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict to cease any attempts to censor the population and conceal ... More >>

Comcast Earnings: Peacock's Library Demand Strong, Originals Fall Short [Parrot Analytics]

Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:55 am | Parrot Analytics

As Peacock’s Olympic coverage debuts a year later than originally scheduled, Parrot Analytics has analyzed its performance in the US streaming market, revealing relatively strong demand for the Peacock catalog, but tepid demand for Peacock Originals. Peacock’s ... More >>

Tesco And WWF Join Forces To Reduce Ecological Footprint Through Affordable And Healthy Food Choices

Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:32 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

29 July 2021 – Today marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, when humanity’s demand for natural resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate within the year. This means that our way of living generates as much global demand on nature ... More >>

Investment Migration: “We Need More, Not Less Immigration Of People Who Contribute Positively To Society”

Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:30 am | Henley and Partners

Thursday, 29 July 2021 Henley & Partners Chairman Dr. Christian H. Kaelin says the significant worldwide expansion of investment migration , by which affluent individuals invest in other countries to acquire residence or citizenship, is simply ... More >>

Mitsubishi Corporation: Regeneration Project / Investment In Australian Integrated Carbon Pty Ltd

Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:23 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, July 29, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a 40% interest in Australian Integrated Carbon Pty Ltd (AIC), which is engaged in the sale of carbon credits. The credits are obtained ... More >>

Alphaus Enters Singapore Cloud Financial Management Market With Cloud Comrade Win

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 6:16 pm | ACN Newswire

- Cloud Comrade's switch to Alphaus from another provider marks Alphaus' entry into the dynamic Singapore market. It is an important milestone for Alphaus in its strategic expansion into Southeast Asia and follows the establishment of its Global Delivery ... More >>

Food Systems Transformation A ‘silver Lining’ In COVID Crisis: UN Deputy Chief

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:47 pm | UN News

A sustainable and prosperous planet can only be achieved through working together and in solidarity, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Wednesday at the end of a major global food security meeting. Amina Mohammed was speaking during her closing ... More >>

How Low Will They Go?

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:14 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

The Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM) and femLINKpacific are deeply disappointed with the current demeaning statements made by top-ranking members of the Fiji government towards Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). ... More >>

Cornerstone Treaty Of Refugee Protection Turns 70

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 6:01 am | UN News

© UNHCR/Roger LeMoyne | Refugees from Kosovo arrive in Blace, North Macedonia in 1999. (file) It has never been more urgent to recommit to the spirit and fundamental principles of the 1951 Refugee Convention , the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday ... More >>

Young People Show Leadership In Shaping Outcomes Of UN Food Systems Summit

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:58 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Youth voices were strong throughout the three-day Pre-Summit declaring they are ‘the leaders of today’ July 28, 2021, ROME – At the closing of the three-day United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome, Italy Minister of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

More Than 100 Countries Discuss Visions For National Food Futures To Accelerate Global Action Ahead Of September Summit

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:56 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Governments laid out their national pathways to address multiple aspects of food systems during the concluding day of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit. July 28, 2021, ROME – More than 100 countries came together over the course of three-days to discuss ... More >>

DigiMax Expands Global Marketing Into Asia With Signing Of Collaboration Deal In Hong Kong

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:53 am | ACN Newswire

Strategic Investment Partner, Kirobo Launches P2P Swap Button TORONTO, ON, July 28, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - DigiMax Global Inc. (the "Company" or "DigiMax") (CSE:DIGI)(OTC:DBKSF), a company that provides artificial intelligence ("AI") ... More >>

29 July 2021- The Day Earth Busts Its Budget!

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:38 am | WWF New Zealand

Tomorrow is the day when Earth busts its biological budget. Instead of taking a year, in just eight months, we have reached Earth Overshoot Day 2021 : 29 July 2021. This is the day when humanity has used all of our planet’s natural ecological resources ... More >>

Triathlon Mixed Relay’s Olympic Debut Ready To Take Centre Stage At Tokyo 2020

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 7:16 pm | World Triathlon

Two incredible individual triathlon races down, one spectacular team relay to come. The stage is set for Tokyo 2020 to witness arguably the greatest team competition of the Olympic Games: four world-class athletes, two women, two men, each tackling ... More >>

COVID-19: Education Replaced By Shuttered Schools, Violence, Teenage Pregnancy

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:21 pm | UN News

A culture of “safety, friends and food” at school has been replaced by “anxiety, violence, and teenage pregnancy”, with remote learning out of reach for millions, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ... More >>

Progress On Tobacco Fight, But New Nicotine Products Pose Increasing Threat

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:20 pm | UN News

While many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report shows some are failing to address the problem of emerging nicotine and tobacco products. Compared with 2007, more than four times ... More >>

CAR Must Impartially Investigate Bongboto Killings And Bring Killers To Justice – UN Expert

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:18 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 July 2021) - A UN expert called on authorities in the Central African Republic to thoroughly investigate the killing of 13 individuals whose bodies were found by UN peacekeepers north of the capital, Bangui, last week. “I deplore the ... More >>

Myanmar: Expert Calls For “COVID Ceasefire”; Urges New UN Resolution

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:16 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GEVEVA (27 July 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar called on the United Nations Security Council and Member States to push for an emergency “COVID ceasefire” today in light of an explosion of COVID-19 ... More >>

WHO’s Latest Report Against Vaping Completely Compromised

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 1:47 pm | CAPHRA

The World Health Organization’s just-released ‘eighth annual report on the global tobacco epidemic’ is sadly more proof that billionaire foundations are more influential on the WHO’s public health guidance than leading international scientific evidence, ... More >>

UN Announces 50 Best Small Business Winners Providing “Good Food For All”

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:01 am | UN Department of Global Communications

The US$100,000 global competition, held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit, showcases innovative solutions in improving access to healthy, sustainable food Tuesday, July 27, ROME – Fifty small- and medium-sized enterprises around ... More >>

Italian & Rwandan Leaders Join Urgent Call To Transform World’s Food Systems As UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Begins

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 5:59 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Rwandan President Paul Kagame stress need for more inclusive, sustainable and holistic approaches ahead of the Summit in New York in September. July 27, 2021, ROME – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and ... More >>

Ted Lasso's Season Two Debut Is No Joke For Apple TV+ [Parrot Analytics]

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 5:55 am | Parrot Analytics

In an era of TV dominated by anti-heroes, post-apocalyptic wastelands and misbehaving leads, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso is proving that positivity and optimism can pay off with massive audience demand. Just ahead of Apple’s upcoming earnings report, season ... More >>

JWD To Acquire 20% Stake In ESCO, Sealing Partnership With PSA

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 5:52 am | ACN Newswire

Becoming a major international shipping port operator, extending Multimodal Transportation Partnering with fellow ESCO shareholder PSA Singapore, world's largest terminal operator BANGKOK, July 27, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - JWD InfoLogistics PLC (JWD), specialized ... More >>

Enough Is Enough! States Must Intervene On NSO Group's Unchecked Power

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 5:42 am | Access Now

Access Now and over 100 other organizations are appalled at NSO Group’s alleged involvement in mass human rights violations around the world, and call on state actors to intervene on the company’s unbridled influence and power. On July 18, Amnesty ... More >>

Motul Powers Honda Motorbikes To A Weekend Full Of Victories

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 5:33 am | ACN Newswire

Motul-supported F.C.C TSR Honda France took their first win of the season at FIM EWC Team HRC clinched overall victory at MXGP in the Netherlands Motul lubricants provided superior performance and durability for top teams in both competitions Motul ... More >>

Support Mangrove Conservation, UNESCO Chief Says

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:53 pm | UN News

The world is waking up to the importance of mangroves, a senior UN official said on Monday, underscoring the need for everyone to support restoration and protection of these crucial habitats. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the UN Educational, ... More >>

Afghanistan: Record Number Of Women And Children Killed Or Wounded

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:52 pm | UN News

More women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in the first six months of any year since records began in 2009, a United Nations report revealed on Monday. A particularly sharp rise in casualties occurred ... More >>

Niue Screens Its Eligible Population For Hepatitis B And C In World First

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:44 pm | Government Of Niue

Niue Pacific First In ‘Cure a Country’ Viral Heptatitis Elimination Project Alofi, Niue – 26 July 2021 – The Government of Niue today announced it is proud to be the first Pacific country to implement a “Cure-a-Country” viral hepatitis ... More >>

UN Food Systems Summit Pays Tribute To Female Farmers On Eve Of Pre-Summit Gathering

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:39 pm | UN Department of Global Communications

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed meets women producers at a farmers’ market in Circo Massimo, Rome, before the Pre-Summit begins on Monday. July 24, 2021, ROME – Farmers and producers took centre stage in Rome ahead of the UN Food Systems ... More >>

Palestinian Election: Free, Fair, Democratic And Credible Vote Must Include East Jerusalem – UN Experts

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:37 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (26 July 2021) - UN human rights experts* today called upon the Palestinian Authority and Israel, the occupying power, to take all steps necessary within their respective powers to re-schedule the elections for the Palestinian presidency, the ... More >>

Joint Action And Collaboration To Defend The Right To Fair Trial

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:36 pm | Human Rights Association

The human rights record of Turkey has gotten from bad to worse by the day through the last decade. We had neither been living in a country of rule of law, independent and impartial judiciary, and fair trial in the past. Yet now, we live in an “anti-law” ... More >>

Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition Winning Pieces On Display At Jewellery Show

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:32 pm | ACN Newswire

Local talents show creative flair under "Light. Shadow" theme HONG KONG, July 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International ... More >>

Sweden’s Recent Permanent Residence Laws Will Impede Refugees’ Ability To Integrate And Seek Work

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:30 pm | Euro Med Monitor

Sweden’s most recent immigration law to make obtaining permanent residency harder for refugees will crucially undermine their ability to integrate in society, seek stable work or establish a normal life while they live in uncertainty with their ... More >>

Tunisia: President Saied's Decisions May Undermine Democracy

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:28 pm | Euro Med Monitor

Tunisian President Kais Saied has announced dissolving the government and suspending the Assembly of the Representatives, ending the immunity of deputies, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement. The action is profoundly worrying, as the ... More >>

OECD Area Employment Rate Rose To 66.8% In The First Quarter Of 2021, But Wide Disparities Across Countries Are Visible

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:26 pm | OECD

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – rose to 66.8% in the first quarter of 2021, from 66.7% in the previous quarter. Some care is needed in interpreting the latest developments in the OECD employment ... More >>