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Croatia must act now to end violence and abuse against women

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:44 PM
Croatia must act now to stop violations of women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, adopt measures to prevent them from occurring again and hold those responsible to account, say a group of UN human rights experts*. “We are appalled by the testimonies ... Read more...

FAO report indicates food system moving towards collapse

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:42 PM
New FAO report released today indicates that biodiversity loss is rapidly pushing our food system towards collapse Read more...

Asia World Sees Myanmar's New Concrete Road as Catalyst

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:41 PM
The Asia World Foundation said today that a new, all-weather 54-kilometer concrete road will serve as a major confidence booster and catalyst for direct investments in Rakhine State which today kicked off a three-day investment fair that was inaugurated ... Read more...

World support for Indian unions over worker protections

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:36 PM
International support for Indian unions over destruction of worker protections Read more...

Beluga Sturgeon Saved from Poacher!

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:35 PM
A female Beluga sturgeon, measuring 2m in length and weighing approx. 200 kg, was saved on February 19th from a poacher near the town of Silistra, Bulgaria. The sturgeon was named “Silvia” by her rescuer. WWF-Bulgaria sturgeon experts went to the ... Read more...

HKTDC unveils plans to drive new business opportunities

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:31 PM
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) unveiled highlights of its activities for the new financial year 2019/20 which leverages opportunities arising from the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area), the Belt and Road ... Read more...

Briefing Notes: Nicaragua, Egypt and Mexico

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:30 PM
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Subjects: 1) Nicaragua The High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is issuing a press release today warning that if the arrests and convictions of people ... Read more...

Concern about criminalization of dissent in Nicaragua

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:28 PM
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Friday that if the arrests and convictions of people expressing dissenting opinions continue in Nicaragua, current efforts to start dialogue to solve the political and social unrest in the ... Read more...

Virgin Galactic Makes Space for Second Time in Ten Weeks

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 11:59 AM
Virgin Galactic Makes Space for Second Time in Ten Weeks with Three On Board, Reaching Higher Altitudes and Faster Speeds, as Flight Test Program Continues Flight Follows December’s Fourth Rocket-Powered Flight and First Space Flight Mojave, California, ... Read more...

DG Azevêdo: EU leadership vital

Published: Sat 23 Feb 2019 11:14 AM
Addressing a meeting of European Union trade ministers in Bucharest, Romania, on 21 February 2019, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the EU’s engagement in the conversations aimed at strengthening the WTO and called for their continued ... Read more...
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