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Australia’s ‘backward’ Position On Vaping To Be Explored At Webinar

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 11:27 AM
Vapers are being encouraged to attend an online conference on Saturday, 26 September. Dubbed Voices4Vape, the virtual event will shed light on vaping and other alternatives to combustible cigarettes. Initiated by the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm ... Read more...

Can Planting Trees Save The Planet? Find Out At The Upcoming GLF Digital Forum

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 08:23 AM
There’s space on the planet for an additional 0.9 billion hectares of forest cover, which would stash around a quarter of current atmospheric carbon. But creating and restoring forests can be complicated, expensive and political. As lawmakers and business-owners ... Read more...

Saudi King Outlines Country’s Contributions To Pandemic Response, Denounces Attack On Oil Facilities

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 08:16 AM
Saudi Arabia continues to promote global response efforts and help countries reeling under the devastating impact of COVID-19, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud told world leaders, gathered virtually at the United Nations General Assembly. In a pre-recorded ... Read more...

Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On The Future Of The Palestinian Discourse

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 08:06 AM
Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever ... Read more...

Assange's Hearing: Latest Observations From Court

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 07:57 AM
Despite severe restrictions on observers, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the only NGO that has gained access to the hearing, and we’ve managed to monitor proceedings on most days. We will continue to do so whenever possible. Yesterday I was in court ... Read more...

UN Stands Ready To Support Landlocked Nations In Pandemic Recovery

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 07:55 AM
The UN system is standing in solidarity with landlocked developing countries, which lack access to vital trade links, and supporting them in their efforts to rebuild once the global coronavirus pandemic abates, Secretary-General António Guterres ... Read more...

Impact On Workers Of COVID-19 Is ‘catastrophic’: ILO

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 07:54 AM
COVID-19 has had a “catastrophic” impact on workers, the head of the International Labour Organization ( ILO ) said on Wednesday, with lost working hours higher than originally forecast, and equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs globally in the ... Read more...

UN Must Expel Maduro From Human Rights Council After Inquiry Finds 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 07:45 AM
In wake of today's findings by UN Human Rights Council investigators that Venezuela is guilty of "crimes against humanity," an independent non-governmental human rights group is now calling for the Maduro regime to be expelled from the 47-nation ... Read more...

Mali Coup Leaders Must Immediately Release Detained Former Officials, Says UN Expert

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 07:28 AM
A UN human rights expert today called on Mali’s coup leaders to release former government officials detained for more than a month. “There is no legal basis for detention of the former prime minister, the former president of the National Assembly, ... Read more...

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 06:23 AM
Sunil Gupta, Untitled 22 from the series Christopher Street , 1976 © Sunil Gupta and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; Courtesy: the artist and Hales Gallery This autumn, the Gropius Bau presents Masculinities: Liberation through Photography , a comprehensive ... Read more...
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