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  1. Environmental Activists' Live at Risk: Report

    22 Apr 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom At least two people involved in environmental and land activism are killed every week, according to a new report by international human rights NGO Global Witness. The report, “How Many ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/22/2015 - 10:05

  2. Coalition Airstrikes Hit Oxfam Facility in Northern Yemen

    20 Apr 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SA’DAH, Yemen International humanitarian relief group Oxfam has condemned an air attack by Saudi-led coalition forces that targeted one of its warehouses in northern Yemen’s Saada governorate over the weekend. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/20/2015 - 10:35

  3. Diageo Launches New Water Blueprint

    16 Apr 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States UK-based alcoholic beverage maker Diageo Plc this week launched its new Water Blueprint, which details how the company will protect and manage its water resources globally, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/16/2015 - 10:14

  4. Water Supplies Will Diminish in Neediest Regions by 2050, UN Warns

    15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAEGU/GYEONGJU, South Korea There will be enough freshwater available to meet the needs of the estimated 9 billion people on the planet in 2050, but some areas, particularly in the developing world, will be ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/15/2015 - 10:41

  5. World Water Forum Opens With Call to Resolve Water Conflicts

    13 Apr 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAEGU, South Korea The 7th World Water Forum opened in the South Korean cities of Daegu and Gyeongju on April 12th with a call by Korean President Park Geun-hye to "move forward to an era of peace and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/13/2015 - 10:16

  6. Honduran Mayor Petitions Environment Minister Over Agricultural Water Use

    7 Apr 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Nahún Cálix, mayor of Marcovia municipality in Honduras’ Choluteca department, last week petitioned Environment Minister José Antonio Galdames to regulate agricultural water use in the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/07/2015 - 10:48

  7. International Community Pledges $3.8 Billion in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

    3 Apr 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait The international community pledged an additional $3.8 billion USD for humanitarian aid efforts in Syria, which is now in its fifth year of conflict, during a United Nations meeting in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/03/2015 - 10:17

  8. Zambia Loses $194 Million Each Year Due to Poor Sanitation; Three Provinces Are Worst Off

    2 Apr 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambia loses $194 million USD each year due to poor sanitation, according to United Nations Country Coordinator Jane Rogan. Rogan said last week that deaths due to diarrhea, loss of productivity ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/02/2015 - 11:07

  9. Author Says UN Water Development Report Not All “Doom and Gloom”

    1 Apr 2015- 10:18 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Inter Press Service Richard Connor, the lead author of The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015, released on Mar. 20, has spoken out about media depictions of his findings. He points out ...

    Local Press Report - 04/01/2015 - 10:18

  10. UN Calls for "Hydro-Diplomacy" Amid Global Water Shortages

    31 Mar 2015- 09:17 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY New Kerala The international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro-diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and ...

    Local Press Report - 03/31/2015 - 09:35

  11. UN Secretary General Calls for Cooperation in Addressing Global Water Issues

    23 Mar 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States In an address to mark World Water Day on March 22, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/23/2015 - 10:39

  12. FAO Scales Up Support for Jordan to Cope With Syrian Refugee Crisis

    19 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced this week that it was scaling up support for Jordan and other countries in the region that are dealing with an influx of refugees fleeing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/19/2015 - 10:36

  13. UN Partners With Kenya’s Turkana County to Promote Development

    6 Mar 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya UN agencies in Kenya on March 5th signed a three-year collaborative venture with the government of Turkana County to promote development, peace, security and climate resilience. Senior UN ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/06/2015 - 10:01

  14. UN Secretary General Calls on Paraguay to Join Post-2015 Efforts

    27 Feb 2015- 10:27 by Local Press Report ASUNCION United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Government of Paraguay to join forces with the United Nations and forge ahead in framing the post-2015 agenda for a new generation of ...

    Local Press Report - 02/27/2015 - 10:27

  15. Effective Water, Sanitation Provision “Most Critical Ingredients” for Sustainable Development: UN

    27 Feb 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Drinking water and sanitation provision and management are the “most critical ingredients for sustainability and development,” according to a new report from the United Nations University ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/27/2015 - 10:28

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