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Rights officials call for Pegasus spyware ban at hearing in El Salvador | El Salvador

Senior human rights officials have repeated calls for a ban on the powerful Israeli spyware Pegasus until safeguards are in place to protect civilians from illegal hacking by governments. Calls for a moratorium on the sale and use of military-grade spyware were made Wednesday during an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) hearing into widespread […]

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New study: Fast methane action could help save Arctic summer sea ice and prevent effects of global warming

(March 15, 2022) New research shows that immediate action to reduce methane emissions could help preserve summer sea ice in the Arctic this century. Previous studies predict that summer sea ice in the Arctic could disappear by mid-century without climate action. The new findings suggest that immediate action to reduce the powerful climate pollutant methane, […]

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Wildfires worsen globally; unprepared governments

BILLINGS, Mont. – A warming planet and changes in land use patterns mean more wildfires will burn large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems that governments are ill-prepared to deal with, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. According to the United Nations Environment […]

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veterans reflect on the past, present and future of radio at the UN |

To mark the occasion, the 1946 anniversary of the United Nations Radio Service, we reached out to two veteran broadcasters and journalists, who recently retired from UN News. Elena Vapnitchnaia was head of our Russian unit, and Jérôme Longue, the former head of our French unit – both served for many years in UN radio […]

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Cooperation, COVID-19 and Connections: Day 1 at The Davos Agenda

The first day of the Davos Agenda heard from Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations. COVID-19, inequality and the role of technology were all among the key topics. Global collaboration was at the center of many discussions, […]

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South Korea: backtracking on the protection of rights

(New York) – In 2021, South Korean President Moon Jae-in weakened civil and political freedoms and cracked down on North Korean human rights activists operating in South Korea, Human Rights Watch said today. today in his Global Report 2022. Nor has Moon’s government passed a comprehensive anti-discrimination law that would protect marginalized groups, including women, […]

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China’s mega-constellation project establishes satellite cluster in Chongqing

HELSINKI – A group leading China’s national low-earth orbit communications mega-constellation has founded two new companies to help develop the project, but overall plans remain vague. China Satellite Network Application Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Satellite Network System Research Institute Co., Ltd. were established in Chongqing Liangjiang New Area on December 29 to jointly build an […]

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Peatlands, banks and bubble barriers: five major projects to protect nature | Biodiversity

1. Save the prairies The common names of Glade Clover, Cream Clover, and Porter’s Goldenrod may evoke the tumultuous colors of a blossoming summer meadow, but these particular plants are also discreetly hidden away in a conservation seed bank that , it is hoped, will secure the future of North America. grassland plant populations. Changes […]

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Charity appeal in Guatemala, where the struggle for land and water rights is a battle for survival | Guatemala

José Méndez climbed the mountain behind his rural Ch’orti ‘Mayan community of Corozal, in eastern Guatemala. He pointed to an abandoned house owned by the plantation owner who ran that hill. “Right in front of this house, they killed our three companions, the same day the county government recognized us as an indigenous community with […]

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Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai denies sexual assault allegations

Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star whose account of sexual coercion by a former Communist Party leader sparked weeks of tension and galvanized calls to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics, has denied her claim she had been sexually assaulted by the official. Ms. Peng made the comments in an interview published by a Singaporean newspaper […]

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Human Rights Day: Salesian missions highlight programs that ensure young people understand their rights – Colombia

Programs help poor youth get an education, understand their rights and lift themselves out of poverty (MissionNewswire) Salesian missions, the American development branch of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating Human Rights Day, which is celebrated every year on December 10. Human Rights Day commemorates the day […]

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Analysis: Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook is a “wake-up call” for social media

Rohingya activists say they had no other option for redress Lawsuit is test case for courts to limit immunity for social media companies Recent whistleblower complaints from inside Facebook could strengthen the argument BANGKOK / LOS ANGELES, December 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known […]

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California governor abruptly skips UN climate conference

SACRAMENTO, California. – California Governor Gavin Newsom said unspecified “family obligations” were responsible for his abrupt decision to cancel a trip to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland next week. Newsom will participate virtually while Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, a fellow Democrat, heads the California delegation to Glasgow, it was announced on Friday. […]

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Burmese army abuse increases during mobile network shutdown in Thaton district

Villagers in areas controlled by the Karen National Union in Thaton District reported that human rights violations by the Burmese army and its militias have escalated in recent months. In early September 2021, villagers in Thaton district reported that while mobile phone networks were shut down, the Burmese army and its militias, the Border Guard […]

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United Nations Human Rights Council 48: Joint declaration on the resolution calling for action against racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

I have the honor to make this statement on behalf of the United Kingdom and Australia. Madam President, We remain determined in our commitment to combat all forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia and related intolerance, whether in our country or abroad. Our common commitment on this issue is strong. Discrimination of any kind […]

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Biden’s CIA Director creates high-level China-focused unit

William Burns testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing for his appointment as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2021. Tom Williams / Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (Reuters) – Career diplomat US President Joe Biden, appointed to head the Central Intelligence Agency, creates a high-level […]

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India denounces abusive language after UK lawmakers combed riots in Kashmir and Gujarat

Members of the British Parliament of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir tabled a motion on “Human Rights in Kashmir” for debate in the House of Commons, prompting a strong reaction from India, which has stated that any assertion made in any forum on a subject related to an integral part of the country […]

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The Taliban must be recognized by respecting human rights

How will countries respond to the Taliban’s call for international recognition as the legitimate government of Afghanistan? It depends on whether the Taliban’s actions begin to match their commitments to form an inclusive government, ensuring to prevent foreign militant groups, including al-Qaeda, from using Afghan territory against the United States and their allies, and to […]

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Iranian children are punished for their parents’ religion and beliefs

Tue Sep 21, 2021 Iranian children are punished for their parents’ religion and beliefs IranSource through Hamed Farmand An Iranian-Christian clergyman (right) and a worshiper wearing protective masks pray during a mass New Year’s prayer ceremony in Saint Gregory’s Church amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19 ) in Tehran on January 1, 2021. […]

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MOFA Welcomes Inclusion of Taiwan in Joint Communication on EU Indo-Pacific Strategy

After more than 200 million infections and more than 4 million deaths, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the world. This has created a deeply devastating socio-economic impact on our interconnected world, with virtually no country spared. The pandemic has disrupted global trade, exacerbated poverty, hampered education and compromised gender equality, with middle to low […]

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Aid to Afghanistan: How to Help and Where to Donate… in the Bay and Beyond | New

Amid the recent turmoil and rapidly deteriorating situation that has developed following the official U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, many here in the Bay have quickly rallied to find tangible ways to help. . The Bay Area, particularly the East Bay, has a unique connection to these events through its role as home to one of […]

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Syracuse University affiliated with award-winning fair working groups

Business and Economy Syracuse University is a long-standing affiliate of the Fair Labor Association, which has been nominated for a Classy Award 2021 to be announced in September. The Classy Awards recognize the world’s most innovative non-profit organizations and social enterprises. The Fair Labor Association is one of the 50 finalists in the Audience Award […]

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Ethiopia war enters humanitarian ceasefire – JURIST – News

The Ethiopian Federal Government ad a ceasefire in Tigray on Friday. The Ethiopian National Defense Force and the Tigray Provisional Administration left the capital of Tigray under the ceasefire, putting eight months of war on hiatus. The Tigray Defense Force, a guerrilla group, did not agree to the government’s ceasefire. Rosemary DiCarlo, UN Under-Secretary-General for […]

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Checking the Facts: Is Global Warming Just a Natural Cycle? | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

It is true that in its 4.5 billion years of history, planet Earth has experienced periods of lesser and greater heat. Altering over thousands of years, these temperature changes have been determined by variations in the Earth’s orbit around the sun. While greater distances resulted in colder cycles, movements closer to the heatball led to […]