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Stand With The People Of Colombia! End State Violence And Repression!

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:59 am | IPMSDL

The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) expresses its solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Colombia as reports of intensifying state repressions and of human rights violations continue to soar. ... More >>

Mali: Military Must Fully Free All Leaders Detained In Coup, Says UN Expert

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 June 2021) – A UN human rights expert today said Mali’s new military authorities should release former President Bah N'Daw and former Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, who remain under house arrest after being moved from a military camp last ... More >>

Moonstake's CEO, Lawrence Lin And Senior Advisor, Shogo Ishida Interviewed By Staking Rewards On Staking And DeFi

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:51 am | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, June 2, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Moonstake's CEO Lawrence Lin and Senior Advisor Shogo Ishida sat down with Staking Rewards for a special interview on staking, DeFi, and the Moonstake ecosystem. Moonstake is a global staking platform that allows ... More >>

Energy Prices Push OECD Inflation To 3.3% In April 2021, The Highest Rate Since October 2008

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:36 am | OECD

Annual inflation in the OECD area increased to 3.3% in April 2021, compared with 2.4% in March. Annual energy prices rose sharply by 16.3% in April, the highest rate since September 2008, compared with 7.4% in March. Nevertheless, food price inflation ... More >>

Indigenous Communities Threatened With Legal Action By Logging Giant As Floods Devastate Sarawak

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:48 pm | Bruno Manser Fund

Flodding in Long Tungang_2021-05-27 One of Malaysia's largest timber conglomerates is threatening to silence civil society with legal action. Meanwhile, the current floods impressively demonstrate the environmental costs of deforestation. (MIRI / ... More >>

Make Way For The Snitch State: The All-Seeing Fourth Branch Of Government

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 4:07 pm | John W Whitehead

“It is just when people are all engaged in snooping on themselves and one another that they become anesthetized to the whole process. As information itself becomes the largest business in the world, data banks know more about individual people than ... More >>

Data Ethics: New Challenges For An Old Problem

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 6:17 am | Carnegie Mellon University

Is it right to warn people when an algorithm predicts they are likely to commit a crime? Should the use of a facial recognition artificial intelligence tool that identifies people as gay be banned? Is it right for a visa application screening ... More >>

‘Simply No Scenario’ Where Humanity Can Survive On An Ocean-free Planet

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:59 am | UN News

The world must harness “clear, transformative and actionable solutions” to address the ocean crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, opening a meeting to generate momentum towards the 2022 UN Ocean Conference , when public ... More >>

Vaccine Equity At Heart Of New $50 Billion Plan To End Pandemic, Drive Recovery

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:53 am | UN News

Governments are being urged to finance a new $50 billion roadmap to end the COVID-19 pandemic and drive a fast recovery, announced on Tuesday by the heads of the world’s predominant global financing, health and trade agencies. The plan seeks to scale-up ... More >>

Israel: Violence, Hate Speech, Discrimination Against Palestinian Minority Must Stop – UN Expert

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:50 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (1 June 2021) – A UN human rights expert condemned attacks on Israel’s Palestinian minority by extreme right-wing and vigilante groups, including settlers – at times with the reported backing of security forces - and urged Israel to fully ... More >>

OECD Ministerial Council Statement

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:45 am | OECD

OECD Ministers have issued a joint statement at the conclusion of this week’s Council meeting at Ministerial Level. Under the chairmanship of the United States, with the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg as vice-chairs, Members met for discussions ... More >>

Laureus To Celebrate The Power Of Sport Through 'Everyone Wins' Campaign

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:22 am | Laureus

New Laureus campaign launches today, backed by panel of global sporting legends ‘Everyone Wins’ is aimed at celebrating the power of sport to help repair society as hopes for end of pandemic grow Campaign highlights sport’s ability to improve ... More >>

Hewlett Packard Enterprise And Team Computers Join Trescon's Big CIO Show As Co-Powered Sponsors

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:20 am | ACN Newswire

The 10th edition of the globally acclaimed show virtually connected over 300 online participants from across India, who discussed the emerging tech solutions and strategies for 2021 and beyond. Ranganath Sadasiva, CTO, Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise ... More >>

Mathias Cormann Takes Office As OECD Secretary-General

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:18 am | OECD

Paris, 1 June 2021 Mathias Cormann took office today as the sixth Secretary-General of the OECD. Ministers and senior officials of the Organisation’s 38 Member countries and outgoing Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed Mr Cormann in a handover ceremony ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Airports Recognised For Local Air Quality Improvements

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:06 pm | ACI Asia Pacific

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has recognized six airport members from Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR and India for outstanding achievements in improving local air quality. The submissions showcase innovative practices ranging ... More >>

Venezuela Migrants Number Surpasses That Of Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 2:11 pm | World Vision

The number of people who have fled violence and poverty in Venezuela since the beginning of the 2014 crisis has tipped past 5.6 million. The harrowing figure now exceeds the number of refugees who have fled Syria throughout the decade-long war and the ... More >>

Save The Children Calls For Governments To Address Global Education Crisis

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 11:28 am | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand is joining a global call for leaders to address the worldwide education crisis that has seen hundreds of millions of children shut out of their learning. More than 1.5 billion learners around the world have had their ... More >>

Gaming Demographic Of 55- To 64-Year-Olds Up By 32% In Three Years

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:31 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

The gaming landscape is rapidly evolving, defying certain stereotypes that have always defined the traditional game participant. Recent research reveals that though the typical gamer is relatively young, there is a growing appetite among older ones ... More >>

Progress Urged As May-June Climate Change Conference Opens In Preparation For COP26

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:27 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 31 May 2021 – Against the backdrop of a new international warning that the world is dangerously close to exceeding the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise at 1.5C, governments today began three weeks ... More >>

OECD Ministers Launch New Initiative For Safe International Travel

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:23 am | OECD

OECD Ministers have endorsed a new initiative to promote safe international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic at the OECD’s annual Ministerial meeting in Paris. The Initiative involves a safe travel blueprint and a temporary international cross-sectoral ... More >>

Eisai And ITO EN Enter Into Business Alliance Aiming To Support People Living With Dementia And To Prevent Dementia

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:22 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and ITO EN, LTD. announced today that both parties have entered into a business alliance agreement concerning the initiatives for supporting people living with and preventing dementia with the ... More >>

MHI Machine Tool Launches Two New Hobbing Machines With Higher Speed, Precision And Efficiency

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:20 am | JCN Newswire

GE15HS and GE25HS Models for a Wide Range of Gears, from Small Diameter Pieces to Gears with a Maximum Diameter of 250mm - Two models with enhanced precision and efficiency added to the GE Series launched in 2004, with full-fledged sales to start in June ... More >>

OECD Sees Brighter Economic Prospects But An Uneven Recovery

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 5:40 am | OECD

Prospects for the world economy have brightened but the recovery is likely to remain uneven and, crucially, dependent on the effectiveness of public health measures and policy support, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook . In many advanced ... More >>

Agilex Biolabs And Gyros Protein Technologies Partner For BioAnalysis Zone Webinar On Singlicate Analysis

Monday, 31 May 2021, 5:48 pm | ACN Newswire

ADELAIDE, AUS, May 31, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Agilex Biolabs, Australia's largest and most technologically advanced specialist bioanalytical laboratory for clinical trials is partnering with Gyros Protein Technologies and BioAnalysis Zone to share ... More >>

Final UK FTA Talks On Corporate Rights To Sue Governments Alarm Community Groups

Monday, 31 May 2021, 2:38 pm | AFTINET

“The British Trade Minister has confirmed that corporate rights to sue governments are being discussed in the final negotiations for the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement before an announcement at the G7 meeting in the UK on June 11-13. This is unacceptable ... More >>

Colombia: Bachelet Calls For Dialogue And Respect For Human Rights After New Reports Of Deaths And Injuries In Cali

Monday, 31 May 2021, 6:02 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (30 May 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has voiced deep concern at recent events in the Colombian city of Cali, where reports indicate that, since 28 May, fourteen people have died, and 98 people have been injured, ... More >>

United Front Only Way To End Philippines' Standoff

Monday, 31 May 2021, 6:00 am | ACN Newswire

Philippines President is stuck between an enemy he cannot trust and a friend he does not like. --Interview with Prof Carl Shuster by Sanjay Kumar, New Delhi. NEW DELHI, May 30, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Tension is mounting in the South China Sea ... More >>

SCCG Management And Bettorlogic Extend North American Partnership

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 5:14 am | ACN Newswire

Stephen Crystal of SCCG Management announces the extension of its business development partnership with Bettorlogic to bring sports betting digital marketing and CRM technology to North America. LAS VEGAS, NV, May 28, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Stephen Crystal, ... More >>

Grave Concerns Over 'Dire' And Deteriorating Situation In War-torn Tigray Region

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 6:01 pm | UN News

UN humanitarians expressed deep concern on Friday about serious and ongoing abuses carried out against displaced civilians who are also facing dire food insecurity in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, after months of conflict. In an alert, the UN sexual ... More >>

Thousands In Goma Evacuated Amid Fears Of Further Volcanic Eruption

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:59 pm | UN News

The threat of new volcanic eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have triggered thousands of residents to flee from the eastern city of Goma, the UN humanitarian office said on Friday. Speaking at a UN ... More >>

NEC's AI Supports Doctors To Detect Neoplasia In Barrett's Esophagus During Endoscopic Procedures

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:58 pm | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the development of an AI technology for supporting doctors to detect neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus during endoscopic procedures. This is the world's first technology ... More >>

UN Rights Experts Call On Council Of Europe To Stop Legislation For Coercive Mental Health Measures

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:42 pm | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (28 May 2021) —UN human rights experts* call upon the Council of Europe to withdraw the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention. This Additional Protocol maintains an approach to mental health policy and practice that is based ... More >>

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Sets Sail In Search Of Sardinian Success

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:38 pm | JCN Newswire

Toyota City, Japan, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - After victory in Portugal, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team moves quickly onto another gruelling gravel event in the shape of Rally Italia Sardegna (June 3-6) with the aim of continuing ... More >>

Hong Kong: Lee Cheuk Yan Given Further Jail Sentence For Pro-democracy Protest

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:36 pm | ITUC

Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for ‘inciting, organising and participating in an unauthorised assembly’ on 1 October 2019. This is in addition to an 18 month ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Nicaragua; (2) Samoa

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:33 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 28 May 2021 Subject: (1) Nicaragua; (2) Samoa 1) Nicaragua We are deeply concerned that Nicaragua's chances of holding free and genuine elections on 7 November ... More >>

APEC Could Play A Role In Bolstering Supply Chain Resiliency

Friday, 28 May 2021, 12:23 pm | APEC

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to supply chains in the APEC region and has highlighted the need for governments to consider strategies for greater resilience, according to the latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis report ... More >>

WHO’s Latest Tobacco Report - An ‘epic Fail’ For Public Health

Friday, 28 May 2021, 10:53 am | CAPHRA

Asia Pacific’s leading tobacco harm reduction advocacy group, CAPHRA, is deeply disturbed by the World Health Organisation’s recently released ‘Tobacco Product Regulation Report’. It says WHO’s negative and obstructive approach towards safer ... More >>

Israel-Palestine: Political Solution Only Way To End ‘senseless’ Cycles Of Violence

Friday, 28 May 2021, 10:22 am | United Nations

Only a political solution will end the “senseless and costly cycles of violence” between Israelis and Palestinians, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said in a briefing to the Security Council on Thursday. Ambassadors met in person in New York ... More >>

Up To 400,000 Could Be Displaced By New Goma Eruption In DR Congo, Warns UNICEF

Friday, 28 May 2021, 9:41 am | United Nations

With fears that one of the world’s most active volcanoes could erupt again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that up to 400,000 – nearly 280,000 children – could be displaced and ... More >>

UN Chief Appeals To Business Leaders To Help Quell ‘a Tsunami Of Suffering’ Caused By COVID

Friday, 28 May 2021, 9:36 am | United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought “a tsunami of suffering”, taken over 3.4 million lives and 500 million jobs, while wiping trillions of dollars from global balance sheets, Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders on Thursday, appealing ... More >>

Inescapable Hell: Euro-Med Releases Report Documenting Israel's Violations In Its Recent Attack On Gaza

Friday, 28 May 2021, 8:55 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva – A new report documenting several violations of international humanitarian law committed by Israel during its recent military attack on the Gaza Strip from 10 – 21 May was released today by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. ... More >>

UN Chief Calls On World’s Leading Businesses To Ramp Up Efforts To Urgently Accelerate Access To COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, 28 May 2021, 8:54 am | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General today called on some of the world’s leading philanthropists and business leaders to urgently help to ramp up critical global efforts to ensure vaccine equity, and join the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed ... More >>

National Day Of Action Raises Alarm Against Dangerous Website Blocking Proposal

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:48 am | OpenMedia

Today civil society and the public are speaking out across Canada to defend access to the internet May 27, 2021 — Today civil society groups and concerned members of the public are taking part in a National Day of Action against the federal government’s ... More >>

Climate Breakthroughs Summit Highlights Crucial Momentum For Net-Zero Emissions

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:41 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 27 May 2021 - Today, world leaders convened at the Climate Breakthroughs Summit -- a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, Mission Possible Partnership, the UN Climate Champions, and the UK COP26 Presidency -- to ... More >>

'Friends' Demand Skyrockets Around The World Ahead Of 'Friends: The Reunion' [Parrot Analytics]

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:33 am | Parrot Analytics

Thursday’s Friends: The Reunion special on HBO Max has caused US and worldwide demand for Friends to rapidly surge as excitement grows for the highly anticipated new content. On the last day for which we have data, Friends was the fourth most ... More >>

Tokyo Olympics: IOC Must Review COVID-19 Protocols With Players’ Unions And Experts

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:27 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fix the deeply flawed COVID-19 protocols it has published for the Tokyo Olympics, through engagement with sports players’ unions and pandemic experts. An article published on 25 May ... More >>

Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Addresses UN Human Rights Council Special Session

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:23 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet 27 May 2021 Madam President, Appalling ... More >>

Emirates Wins Record 8th Consecutive Best Airline Worldwide Award

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:15 am | Emirates Airlines

Emirates wins record 8th consecutive Best Airline Worldwide award, racking up three honours at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021 DUBAI, UAE 26 May 2021: Emirates has been voted 'Best Airline Worldwide' for the eighth consecutive time ... More >>

Use Africa’s Rich Heritage As ‘Catalyst’ For Transformation, Urges Guterres

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 3:42 pm | UN News

A call to use Africa’s rich cultural and natural heritage as a catalyst for growth and transformation is “the right appeal at the right time”, the UN chief told a three-day forum on the continent’s future held online on Wednesday. Opening the ... More >>

UN Chief Following Mali Crisis ‘with Concern’ As Security Council Strongly Condemns Arrests

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 3:41 pm | UN News

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss the derailing of Mali’s transitional government following the apparent forced departure of both the President and Prime Minister on Tuesday, by the leader of last August’s military ... More >>

Economic Growth In The APEC Region Better Than Expected; Uncertainty Remains

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 1:11 pm | APEC

New economic data from across the APEC region shows a softer economic contraction of 1.9 percent in 2020, with continued fiscal measures leading to a rise in government consumption and improved investment and household consumption. According to the latest ... More >>

Saudi’s Human Rights Track Record Says It All: Google Must Halt Plans To Open Cloud In Kingdom

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 6:05 am | Access Now

People in Saudi Arabia have the right to protect their personal data and information from the prying eyes of the government. Against a backdrop of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing human rights abuses , citizens are now facing further human rights risks with Google’s ... More >>

Global Awards Honour Hktdc.com Sourcing

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 5:48 am | ACN Newswire

Business connections boosted with upgraded platform HONG KONG, May 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) hktdc.com Sourcing online trading platform has demonstrated solid performance since being upgraded in ... More >>

Showa Denko Announces Change In Effective Date Of Company Split (Simplified Absorption-Type Company Split)

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 5:26 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, May 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - As stated in "the Announcement of Execution of Master Agreement regarding Series of Transactions to Effect, among other matters, the Succession of the Aluminum Can and Aluminum Rolling Businesses through Company ... More >>

Tools To Protect Civilians In Conflict Exist, But Not The Will To Apply Them, Lowcock Tells Security Council

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 5:16 am | UN News

The international legal framework and tools are all there to protect civilians caught up in conflict, and now it’s time for governments and armed groups to apply them, the UN relief chief told the Security Council on Tuesday. Emergency Relief Coordinator ... More >>

Act To Protect Migrants In Central Mediterranean Sea, Bachelet Urges Libya And EU

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:04 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (26 May 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on the Libyan Government of National Unity and the European Union and its Member States to urgently reform their current search and rescue policies and ... More >>

Somali Leaders Walk ‘Back From The Brink’, Resume Talks On Critical Elections

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:52 am | UN News

A summit involving leaders of Somalia’s political factions is underway in Mogadishu, a welcome relief after months of escalating tension , the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, expressing hope that a consensus on ... More >>

Africa Essential For Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction And Peace

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:25 am | UN News

Africa’s rich, diverse cultural and natural heritage, is important for sustainable development, poverty reduction, and “building and maintaining peace”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, marking the international day celebrating the continent.  ... More >>

Share Gains From Extracting Precious Raw Materials More Equitably, Guard Against Pitfalls, Cautions Guterres

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:24 am | UN News

Extracting minerals, metals and other valuable raw materials from the earth, represents a “crucial juncture” between resources, ecosystems and people, all of which have an essential role to play in advancing sustainability and equity, the UN chief said ... More >>

OECD Welcomes Costa Rica As Its 38th Member

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:10 am | OECD

Today Costa Rica has formally become an OECD Member, the 38th country to do so in the Organisation’s 60-year history. Costa Rica has now completed its domestic procedures for ratification of the OECD Convention and deposited its instrument of accession. ... More >>