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Sei whale compliance issue at CITES Standing Committee

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019 10:43 AM
Since 2002, Japan has killed more than 1,500 sei whales—the third largest species on the planet and an endangered species—on the high seas of the North Pacific. Their meat and blubber, amounting to more than 18,000 metric tons, is sold on Japan's ... Read more...

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:24 AM
The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Indian and Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue directly within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the ... Read more...

Displaced by DR Congo violence

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:22 AM
UNICEF/Madjiangar Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since December last year, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda. Read more...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zimbabwe

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:15 AM
We understand that today’s planned protests in Harare have just been called off by the organisers, following a High Court decision to uphold a Government ban. The crowds that had already gathered were dispersed by police, with reports emerging ... Read more...

Iran: Release women jailed for protesting

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:13 AM
Iran: Release women jailed for protesting against compulsory wearing of veil, say UN rights experts Read more...

UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:12 AM
UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment • UN Environment Programme and UN Human Rights chiefs formalise new partnership to protect environmental and human rights ... Read more...

Int’l coalition urges China: ‘Stop Golden Rice!’

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:05 AM
An international movement of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates challenged the Chinese government to reconsider its thrust to invest in agricultural biotechnology and take a more pro-active role in regulating GMO projects ... Read more...

U.S., China & Russia: Rivals For Weaponry & Investment

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019 01:30 PM
BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent appearance at a Southeast Asian foreign ministers' conference occurred alongside his rival Chinese and Russian counterparts, with all three trying to woo Thailand's authoritarian government ... Read more...

Coup Leader Wins Election & Pentagon Hopes to Train

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019 01:30 PM
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha ended his five-year-long junta and took over the defense ministry when his new government was recently sworn in, nearly four months after an election to reaffirm him as prime minister. Read more...

Manufacturing Normality

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019 09:40 AM
If people could see the world with fresh eyes, as though they were viewing it for the very first time, they would suddenly find themselves smashed between two equally strong yet wildly different experiences. Read more...
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