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Save The Children's Staff Testimonies From Gaza

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 4:38 pm | Save The Children

Hasan-, a father of four and Save the Children staff member, is sheltering with his family in a facility hosting over 20,000 people. He continues to assist other affected civilians despite the ongoing situation. (Nov 1) What does it mean to be ... More >>

Explainer: How AI Helps Combat Climate Change

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 3:28 pm | UN News

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already making inroads worldwide in health, education and industry, but how can this cutting-edge technology help the world combat and mitigate the effects of climate change? The recent launch of the UN-led AI Advisory ... More >>

The GOP’s ‘Red Caesar’ New Political Order Plan Marches Forward

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 2:47 pm | Independent Media Institute

“Thirty years ago,” Damon Linker told The Guardian , “if I told you that a bunch of billionaires and intellectuals on the right are waiting in the wings to impose a dictatorship on the United States, you would have said that I was insane.” ... More >>

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Hong Kong International Optical Fair Returns

Friday, 3 November 2023, 6:41 pm | ACN Newswire

Showcase focuses on technologies and stylish designs HONG KONG, Nov 3, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The 31st Hong Kong Optical Fair , organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association ... More >>

Time To Listen: What Is Gaza Telling Us About Palestinian Priorities

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:31 am | Ramzy Baroud

Gaza has changed the political equation in Palestine.   Moreover, the repercussions of this devastating war are likely to alter the political equation in the entire Middle East and to re-center Palestine as the world’s most urgent political crisis ... More >>

Iran: UN Experts Shocked By New Wave Of Attacks On Girls And Women

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:27 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 November 2023) – UN experts* today expressed shock over the death of 16-year-old Armita Geravand, who was hospitalised after collapsing on a subway in Tehran on 1 October, allegedly following an altercation about failing to wear a headdress ... More >>

Gaza Is ‘running Out Of Time’ UN Experts Warn, Demanding A Ceasefire To Prevent Genocide

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:26 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (2 November 2023) – Time is running out to prevent genocide and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, UN experts warned today, expressing deep frustration with Israel’s refusal to halt plans to decimate the besieged Gaza strip. “We remain convinced ... More >>

‘Children Are Returning With Nothing’: Thousands Of Afghan Families Leave Pakistan To Avoid Potential Deportation

Friday, 3 November 2023, 10:54 am | Save The Children

Hundreds of Afghan children are crossing into Afghanistan from Pakistan every day with nowhere to live and no money for food after Pakistan announced that all undocumented foreigners must leave the country voluntarily by 1 November or face deportation, ... More >>

Gaza Ministry Of Health Press Release

Friday, 3 November 2023, 9:46 am | Gaza Ministry Of Health

*Presented during a press conference by the Ministry of Health about the serious health repercussions of the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip for the twenty-seventh day* The Israeli occupation committed 15 massacres during the past ... More >>

Ngalu Fānifo PreKure Mental Health Graduation celebrates the future of Pacific mental health workforce

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 6:14 pm | Pasifika Futures Limited

Pasifika Futures (PFL), held its annual Ngalu Fānifo Mental Health graduation, recognising recipients who successfully completed a Health Coach Certificate and Advanced Mental Health Certificate. In partnership with PreKure, a mental health ... More >>

Message On The International Day To End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 6:03 pm | UN Department of Global Communications

2 November 2023 Journalists and the media fulfill a vital role in society, upholding and enabling democracy and holding power to account. They are essential to strong and accountable institutions and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. ... More >>

Verofax Wins at Emirates Global Aluminum Ramp-Up Programme 2023

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 5:09 pm | ACN Newswire

ABU DHABI, UAE, Nov 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Verofax, an award-winning product validation and traceability solution provider, is thrilled to announce its selection as one of the top three winners of the Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) Ramp-Up Programme. ... More >>

Creative Artists Demand NZ Labour And National Governments Call For Ceasefire

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:27 am | Artists 4 Ceasefire

Over 350 Creative Artists from across the motu have made an unyielding call for the outgoing and incoming governments of Aotearoa, New Zealand to demand an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Aotearoa Artists 4 Ceasefire drafted the letter, ... More >>

End The Occupation - Tāmaki Ki Gaza

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:21 am | Tamaki Ki Gaza

This morning Tāmaki ki Gaza unfurled a banner declaring “End the Occupation” over the Ellerslie motorway. They join thousands of New Zealanders in standing in solidarity with Palestinians. Israel’s military deployed white phosphorus gas on ... More >>

UN Child Rights Committee Condemns Killing Of Children In Gaza Strip

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:15 am | United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (1 November 2023) – Grave human rights violations against children are mounting by the minute in the Gaza Strip, and there are no winners in a war where thousands of children are killed. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued ... More >>

Power Up: Pacific Islanders To Tour Australian Coal And Gas Country In Global Call For Renewable Energy

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:13 am |

  Pacific – From 3rd to 5th November, the Pacific Climate Warriors will join traditional owners of Gomeroi Country in Australia, in a three-day tour of coal and gas extraction sites to call for a phase out of fossil fuels and a scale ... More >>

Global Health and Medical Community Unite To Demand End Fossil Fuel Dependency at COP28

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 7:35 pm | Global Climate and Health Alliance

1st November, 00:01 hrs CEST: A letter published today on behalf of the international health and medical community, addressed to COP 28 President-Designate Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber demands that “ countries commit to an accelerated, just and equitable ... More >>

MRD welcomes JAAS delegation from China

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 7:31 pm | Solomon Islands MRD

Government through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) has welcomed a delegation of senior executives from the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) of China in Honiara today (1/11/2023) to discuss potential future cooperation between ... More >>

GMG Provides Commercialisation Update on Energy Savings Coating THERMAL-XR(R)

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 6:59 pm | ACN Newswire

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia--(ACN Newswire - October 30, 2023) - Graphene Manufacturing Group Limited ( TSXV: GMG ) ("GMG" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a business update on the commercialisation progress of THERMAL-XR® powered ... More >>

REDEX Group raises $10M Series A funding led by Aramco Ventures

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 6:54 pm | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Oct 31, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - REDEX, Asia’s leading Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) solutions provider, announced today the successful completion of a USD 10 million Series A funding round. REDEX’s mission is to accelerate the ... More >>

Partnership Celebrates Launch Of Kanu Ko‘a, First Community-Led Coral Reef Restoration Project On The Island Of Hawaii

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:39 pm | The Nature Conservancy

On October 30, 2023, The Nature Conservancy, Hawai‘i and Palmyra (TNC) and the Kaūpūlehu Marine Life Advisory Committee (KMLAC ) launched Kanu Ko‘a (“Planting Corals”), the first community-led coral reef restoration project on the Island ... More >>

NATO Provoked Putin: Stoltenberg Comes Clean On The Ukraine War

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:33 pm | Binoy Kampmark

For years, John J. Mearsheimer, that seemingly ageless, if somewhat chilly presence at the University of Chicago, has been a thorn of irritation to certain establishment ideas. With his pugnacious sense of realist politics, he has little time for the ... More >>

UNICEF Concerned For Children Of The Pacific In The Coming Cyclone Season

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:31 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is increasingly concerned for children’s wellbeing in the upcoming cyclone season. Following the recent out of season Tropical Cyclone Lola, many children have already experienced three Category 4 cyclones in 2023, and four severe cyclones (including ... More >>

RNZN Ship’s Crew To Undertake Historic Survey And Submerged Wwii Bomb Disposal In Pacific Islands Mission

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:53 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Dive and hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui has arrived in Niue, the first stop in a seven-week deployment to the south-west Pacific. Operation Calypso will involve the 70-strong Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) crew carrying out maritime security patrols, ... More >>

Jabalia Attack In Northern Gaza Strip, Represents A New Crime

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:35 am | Palestinian Ministry Of Information

The perpetration of horrific massacres by the Israeli occupation against civilians and refugees in the Palestinian camps in the Gaza Strip, the most recent of which was the massacre in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip, represents a ... More >>

Attacks On Facebook Take A Provocative Turn – Threat Actors Deploy Malvertising Campaigns To Hijack Accounts

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:30 am | Bitdefender

SYDNEY, 1 November 2023 – Bitdefender Labs has been monitoring the growing trend among cybercriminals who actively exploit social media networks for malvertising. The end goal of these attacks is to hijack accounts and steal personal data through ... More >>

Acrometa To Focus On Laboratory Construction And Co-Working Laboratory Space Business

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:01 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

  SINGAPORE, Oct 31, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - ACROMETA Group Limited ("ACROMETA", or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), an established specialist engineering service provider in the field of controlled ... More >>

REDEX Group Raises $10M Series A Funding Led By Aramco Ventures

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 3:50 pm | ACN Newswire

  SINGAPORE, Oct 31, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - REDEX, Asia’s leading Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) solutions provider, announced today the successful completion of a USD 10 million Series A funding round. REDEX’s mission is to accelerate the ... More >>

David And Aidan Tudehope Awarded Australian ICT Industry’s Pearcey Medal And Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:10 pm | Macquarie Technology Group

Macquarie Technology Group (ASX: MAQ) today announced its co-founders David and Aidan Tudehope have been awarded the Pearcey Medal and been inducted into the Pearcey Foundation’s Pearcey Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions to Australia’s ICT ... More >>

Council For International Development Annual Conference Promotes Deeper Partnerships In Facing Global Challenges

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 12:05 pm | Council for International Development

The Council for International Development (CID) Aotearoa New Zealand’s Annual Conference took place in Poneke Wellington at Parliament and Pipitea Marae on 20 and 21 September 2023. The sold-out conference bought together delegates from CID ... More >>

Hipkins Sides With The Guns Over The Children

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:33 am | Palestine Solidarity Network

On his appearance on breakfast television this morning Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has sided with Israeli guns over Palestinian children. (Last week Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein said “ we should side with the child over the gun every ... More >>

Alert: UPDATING LIVE: UN Security Council to meet again on Gaza crisis

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:54 am | UN News

30 October Following four failed efforts to reach consensus on a Gaza resolution, the UN Security Council met in emergency session again on Monday afternoon (New York time) to discuss the ongoing crisis, amid continuing Israeli bombardment and reported ... More >>

‘Stop The Madness’ Of Climate Change, UN Chief Declares

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:48 am | UN News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the world to “stop the madness” of climate change as he visited the Everest region in Nepal where melting glaciers are putting entire communities at risk of extinction. Nepal has ... More >>

Alert: Tackling Climate Mis/disinformation: ‘An Urgent Frontier For Action’

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:45 am | UN News

Climate impacts are accelerating with every fraction of a degree of global warming, yet denial, distortion and falsehoods about well-established scientific facts are flooding the internet and media landscape, according to the participants of a panel ... More >>

World News in Brief: ICC slams ‘unacceptable threats’, DR Congo displacement, UNEP ‘Champions of the Earth’

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:40 am | UN News

The President of the International Criminal Court ( ICC ) on Monday hit back at Russia’s recent decision to issue arrest warrants against senior judges, describing the move as the most notable example of “unacceptable threats and attacks” on ... More >>

Gaza hospitals hanging on by a thread: UN humanitarians

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:37 am | UN News

UPDATED: With the Israel-Palestine crisis in its fourth week, UN aid teams on Monday highlighted the mounting pressure on north Gaza hospitals where patients and health workers remain, amid reports of expanded Israeli ground operations. The vicinities ... More >>

CEDAW publishes findings on Albania, Bhutan, France, Guatemala, Jamaica, Malawi, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Uruguay

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:32 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (30 October 2023) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) today issued its findings on Albania, Bhutan, France, Guatemala, Jamaica, Malawi, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Uruguay, after reviewing these nine ... More >>

Hong Kong Autumn Lighting Fair, Outdoor And Tech Light Expo And Eco Expo Asia Draw Some 62,000 Buyers

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:29 am | ACN Newswire

Exhibitors are bullish on sales prospects and see tremendous potential in smart lighting HONG KONG, Oct 30, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The 25th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) , the 8th Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech ... More >>

Artroniq Spearheads Electric Revolution with Official Launch of United E-Motor in Malaysia

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:24 am | ACN Newswire

Artroniq Paves the Way For Electric Mobility in Malaysia as the Group Launches United E-Motor, With a Keen Eye on Sustainable Growth, and Enhancing Investors' Value KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Artroniq Berhad ("Artroniq"), a ... More >>

Tribute to Professor Saleemul Huq from Professor Patrick Verkooijen

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:20 am | Global Center on Adaptation

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Oct. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I am devastated by the death of my friend and dear colleague Professor Saleemul Huq, whose passing has ripped a colossal hole in the fabric of the global climate science community. I learned ... More >>

ITUC backs “Make Amazon Pay” movement

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:17 am | ITUC

The ITUC supports the growing number of labour, environmental, anti-racism, data-rights and progressive tax groups working to hold Amazon, the world’s sixth largest company, to account for its exploitative and destructive strategy to maximise its profits ... More >>

Palestinian Community In Aotearoa Media Statement

Monday, 30 October 2023, 11:49 am | Palestinian Youth Movement

The Palestinian community in Aotearoa New Zealand strongly condemns the recent Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, resulting in the loss of over 1537 innocent Palestinian civilians, including over 500 children - at the time of this statement ... More >>

NZ Post Encourages Kiwis To Check Christmas International Sending Cut-off Dates

Monday, 30 October 2023, 9:53 am | NZ Post

NZ Post says Kiwis need to check international sending cut-off dates to take advantage of the most cost-effective way to get Christmas presents overseas. International sending cut-off dates vary depending on destination and the chosen delivery service ... More >>

Gaza: 3,195 Children Killed In Three Weeks Surpasses Annual Number Of Children Killed In Conflict Zones Since 2019

Monday, 30 October 2023, 9:51 am | Save The Children

The number of children reported killed in Gaza in just three weeks has surpassed the annual number of children killed across the world's conflict zones since 2019, Save the Children said. Since October 7, more than 3,257 children have been reported ... More >>

Hong Kong Autumn Fair Explores Smart Lighting Trends

Monday, 30 October 2023, 5:02 am | ACN Newswire

Industry experts discuss technological developments and unveil the new phase of cross-platform smart home standards HONG KONG, Oct 29, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The 25th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) , organised by the Hong ... More >>

Muddled Interventions: Haiti, The UN And Resolution 2699

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 6:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

A country broken by constant foreign interventions, its tyrannical regimes propped up by the back brace of the United States (when it wasn’t intervening to adjust it), marred by appalling natural disasters, tells a sad tale of the crippled Haitian ... More >>

MSF: Immediate Ceasefire Is Needed In Gaza To Stop The Bloodshed

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 6:12 pm | Doctors Without Borders

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls for an immediate ceasefire to prevent more deaths in Gaza and allow desperately needed humanitarian supplies in. Since Friday 27 October, the bombing by the Israeli forces has intensified ... More >>

Comment By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Volker Türk On Gaza

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 7:01 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 28 October 2023 Last night’s bombardment and ground operations in Gaza by Israeli forces were reportedly the most intensive yet, taking this terrible crisis to a new level of violence and pain. Compounding the misery and suffering of civilians, ... More >>

TANAKA Develops First High-Entropy Alloy Powder Comprised Entirely Of Precious Metals

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:53 pm | ACN Newswire

With the establishment of five different precious metals alloy powder production methods TOKYO, Oct 27, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., a core company of the TANAKA Precious Metals Group, has developed a high-entropy alloy powder ... More >>

Türk Urges Alignment Between EU, UN Rules On Business And Human Rights

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:50 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (27 October 2023) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today urged European Union institutions currently finalizing a major new piece of legislation on corporate human rights due diligence to ensure it is aligned with internationally-accepted ... More >>

Lao PDR: Stop Deporting Human Rights Defenders, Says UN Expert

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:48 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (27 October 2023) – Laotian authorities must not deport people, including human rights defenders, to countries where there are substantial grounds to believe that they would face an imminent risk of enforced disappearance, torture, summary ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Israel/OPT; (2) Afghanistan/Pakistan

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:47 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 27 October 2023 Subject: (1) Israel/OPT (2) Afghanistan/Pakistan 1) Israel/OPT UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk is appealing to all ... More >>

Gaza: Testimonies Highlight Grim Plight Of Civilians Expecting To Die

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:45 pm | UN News

The UN’s top human rights official issued a new appeal on Friday for an end to the Israel-Palestine crisis and the release of all hostages, amid rising civilian deaths and reports that children's names have been written on their arms so that ... More >>

Pakistan Urged To Halt Afghan Deportations To Avoid ‘Human Rights Catastrophe’

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:44 pm | UN News

Pakistan’s plan to deport “undocumented” foreign nationals will disproportionately affect more than 1.4 million Afghans in the country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, expressing alarm. OHCHR is urging the authorities to halt ... More >>

Explainer: Fighting For Facts Amid Crisis In Israel And Gaza

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:42 pm | UN News

As much needed aid starts to trickle into besieged Gaza, a war over facts is ratcheting up as conflicting narratives about the situation on the ground are being fuelled by social media. Harmful disinformation about the ongoing conflict in the wake of ... More >>

‘History Is Judging Us All,’ Guterres Says In Fresh Appeal For Gaza Aid Access

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:41 pm | UN News

With the humanitarian system in Gaza on the verge of "total collapse", UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday again appealed for greater aid access to the besieged enclave, where “misery is growing by the minute.” His call came ... More >>

Syrian War At ‘Worst Point’ In Four Years, Says Commission Of Inquiry Head

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:40 pm | UN News

The world cannot forget about Syria, the Head of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the country has said, while also highlighting how the war there is connected to the conflict raging in the Middle East. Paulo Pinheiro spoke to UN News ... More >>

Gaza Crisis: General Assembly Adopts Resolution Calling For ‘humanitarian Truce’, Civilian Protection

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:39 pm | UN News

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted a major resolution on the Gaza crisis, calling for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities.” The resolution breaks the deadlock at the ... More >>

‘Expanded Ground Operation’ In Gaza Puts Even More Children’s Lives On The Line - Save The Children

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 1:59 pm | Save The Children

Children are at heightened risk of loss of life, physical harm, severe emotional distress, and protracted displacement following the announced "expanded ground operations" by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, said Save the Children. Children ... More >>

Occupied Gaza Strip: UN Committee Calls For Immediate Ceasefire; Urges End To Hate Speech Amid Fears Of Broader Conflict

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 7:06 am | UN Treaty Bodies

GENEVA (27 October 2023) – Alarmed by the scale of violence and the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the occupied Gaza Strip and fearing the prospects of a broader conflict, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) today ... More >>


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