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Vanuatu Graduates From List Of Least Developed Countries

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 08:12 AM
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has graduated from the official list of Least Developed Countries (LDC), becoming the sixth country to achieve the milestone since the development categorization was created in 1971. The graduation is “testimony ... Read more...

Virtual Climate Dialogues: A Successful Milestone On The Road To COP26

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 07:58 AM
The Climate Dialogues, a series of virtual events to help pave the way towards next year’s climate change conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, wrapped up today. More than 80 virtual events took place between 23 November and 4 December 2020, providing ... Read more...

Winner Of The Spark Prize 2020 From Hardie Grant Books And RMIT Writing And Publishing

Published: Sat 5 Dec 2020 06:11 AM
Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing are thrilled to announce that the winner of the inaugural Spark Prize is Youjia Song and her narrative non-fiction book proposal, The Pursuit of Impossible Dreams . The Spark Prize was launched earlier ... Read more...

Greenbriar Capital Corp Announces Acquisition Of 500MW Solar Energy Project Portfolio In Alberta

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 04:44 PM
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Dec 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Greenbriar Capital Corp. (TSXV: GRB) (OTC Pink: GEBRF) ("Greenbriar") is pleased to announce that it has executed a formal agreement with Devon Sandford of Lethbridge, Alberta, for ... Read more...

UN Experts Call For Clemency For Lisa Montgomery, As US Reschedules Planned Execution

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 04:41 PM
© UNICEF/Josh Estey Only in exceptional circumstances and with incontrovertible evidence of intentional murder does international law permit the death penalty. (file) UN independent human rights experts expressed serious concern on Thursday, after ... Read more...

Bougainville: Families Commemorating Their Missing Relatives And The Right To Know About Their Fate

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 04:39 PM
By Eunar Noreen Karatu/Bordger Bakere ICRC “The last time I saw my brother was in 1990, when he went to drop off my sister and her son at Makaki point in Kieta town. Before leaving, he asked for chicken for dinner and we ate all together that ... Read more...

Business Of IP Asia Forum Opens Today

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 04:34 PM
60+ international experts share insights at online event HONG KONG, Dec 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Addressing the importance of open innovation (an innovation management model that promotes collaboration with external parties) and collaboration in corporate ... Read more...

Truck Parts And PPE Delivered As RNZAF Returns To Tonga

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 03:47 PM
NZ Army Unimog truck parts for the Kingdom of Tonga’s military and PPE, including medical gowns, have been delivered to the island nation today. A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules delivered the freight in a contactless logistics stop, with ... Read more...

Amid ‘unprecedented’ Needs, UNICEF Asks For $6.4 Billion To Help 190 Million Children

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 08:32 AM
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, launched a $6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children affected by humanitarian crises amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The appeal for 2021, which is a 35 per cent increase ... Read more...

COVID-19 Could See Over 200 Million More Pushed Into Extreme Poverty, New UN Development Report Finds

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 08:30 AM
An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has ... Read more...
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