Tuesday, October 23 2018

World

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 9, 2018 - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42...

IPPC: Limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires rapid, far-reaching, unprecedented changes in all aspects...

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 8, 2018 - Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,...

Climate change: Act now or pay a high price, says UN expert

GENEVA, Oct. 8, 2018 - States must accelerate action to address climate change — from solar electricity to climate-friendly agriculture practices — or risk...

Lesbian ‘witches’ chained and raped by families in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Oct. 2, 2018 - During a dreary Sunday morning church service, 14-year-old Viviane - tired of wrestling with her sexual attraction to girls...

UN human rights expert alarmed by India move to deport Rohingya men

GENEVA October 2, 2018 - A UN human rights expert has expressed alarm at the Indian Government’s plan to deport seven Rohingya men to...

Anthropogenic warming increases wildfire potential damages in Mediterranean Europe

October 2, 2018 - A study published in Nature Communications, led by researchers of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with other research institutions,...

FAO chief and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus stress links between tackling violence and...

ROME, Oct. 2, 2018 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today marked the United Nations International Day...

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change considers 1.5°C report

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 1 October 18 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on Monday to consider its special...

‘Jerusalem is not for sale’ Palestinian President Abbas tells world leaders at UN Assembly

Sept. 28, 2018 - Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas declared that “Jerusalem is not for...

Access to legal abortion services needed, to prevent 47,000 women dying each year –...

Sept. 28, 2018 - States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion and make every effort to ensure women and girls have...

Deputy UN chief hails ‘political courage’ of Latin American countries ‘to confront and end...

Sept. 27, 2018 - A 50 million euro investment aimed at helping to end the scourge of femicide – where women and girls are...

WHO launches SAFER alcohol control initiative to prevent, reduce alcohol-related death and disability

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2018 - he World Health Organization (WHO) today released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies...

WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer

September 28, 2018 - WHO has announced a new effort - the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - with the aim of reaching...

States must act now to allow safe, legal abortions for women and girls, say...

GENEVA September 27, 2018 - States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion and make every effort to ensure women and girls...

Venezuela: Six States Request ICC Investigation

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2018 - Six governments have taken an unprecedented step by requesting the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an...

ACLU Demands Trump Administration Release Documents Justifying Threats Against ICC Judges and Prosecutors

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding the Trump administration release...

New repressive laws in Russia attack press freedom

Sept. 24, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest attack on press freedom in Russia, where the Duma (the parliament) last week...

Scientists Turn to UN to Sound Alarm about World’s Oceans

Sept. 24, 2018 - Scientists from around the globe are signing a written declaration in an effort to inform the United Nations and its...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of...

Sept. 21, 2018 - More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released...

Climate Summit in Poland must ensure justice to vulnerable people, demand activists

BONN, Sept. 21, 2018 - Amidst the devastating storms in the Philippines, China and the USA, floods in Nigeria, India and record temperatures in...