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  1. Poor People Will Suffer Most From Climate Change

    26 Jun 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights has launched a new report that assesses the impact of climate change on those living in poverty. The June 25 report points ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/26/2019 - 08:33

  2. "Water Diplomacy Talks": Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace; "We Are All Water Diplomats"!

    19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The G ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/19/2019 - 14:52

  3. Geneva Water Hub "Water Talks": Dam Challenges In The Euphrates-Tigris Basin

    9 Jun 2019- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Transboundary water relations in the Euphrates-Tigris basin have been marked with political confrontations among the riparian states, namely Turkey, Syria and Iraq, mainly due to uncoordinat ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/09/2019 - 06:52

  4. Green Infrastructure Is Best Solution For Preventing Disasters

    19 May 2019- 12:36 by Local Press Report GENEVA UN Environment UN Member States today called for increased investments in ecosystem-based solutions for disaster prevention. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Geneva, Switzerland from ...

    Local Press Report - 05/19/2019 - 12:36

  5. New Guidance Helps Investors Assess Climate Change, Climate Action Implications

    13 May 2019- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2019 - 07:17

  6. Conflict Intensifies In Libya, Cholera Outbreaks Reported

    10 May 2019- 06:46 by Local Press Report GENEVA Reuters A month-old battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli risks causing an “exponential” rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of deadly diseases including cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2019 - 09:08

  7. Call For Global Ban on PFAS

    7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctano ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/07/2019 - 06:40

  8. "Exploring Dam Politics: Rivalries, Power and Hope" Seminar This Week In Geneva

    22 Apr 2019- 06:22 by OOSKAnews Info GENEVA, Switzerland In a fifth presentation of its “Water Talks” series, the Geneva Water Hub is sponsoring a seminar on "Exploring Dam Politics: Rivalries, Power and Hope". The April 25 discussion will take ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/05/2019 - 08:38

  9. Alpine Glaciers Gone By 2100?

    19 Apr 2019- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Up to 90 percent of remaining ice volume of European Alpine glaciers will disappear by 2100 given current rates of greenhouse gas emissions. In the event of drastic reduction in emissions, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/19/2019 - 09:27

  10. Glacier Melt Causing Sea Levels To Rise At Increasing Rates

    19 Apr 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland The world's glaciers have lost almost 10 trillion tons of ice in the last 55 years, with a corresponding rise in global sea levels of 27 millimeters. And the rate of loss is invreasing ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/19/2019 - 07:15

  11. One In Four Health Care Facilities Lacks Basic Water Services

    4 Apr 2019- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Approximately 25 percent of health care facilities globally lack basic water services while 20 percent have either unimproved toilets or no toilets at all. Only about 55 percent of facilitie ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/04/2019 - 11:44

  12. Israel’s Exploitation Of Palestinian Resources Is "Systematic Violation" Of Human Rights

    24 Mar 2019- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The leading Unitd Nations entity on human rights has criticized Israel’s exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The UN Office of the High Commissioner on H ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:39

  13. "Leaving No One Behind": 2019 United Nations World Water Development Report

    19 Mar 2019- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019  (WWDR), launched March 19 with the theme "Leaving No One Behind", argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:49

  14. New Index Will Support "Blue Peace" Movement

    13 Mar 2019- 07:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERN, Switzerland The Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) Global Program Water (GPW) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have partnered to develop a Blue Peace Index and a supporting rese ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:45

  15. The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal Discuss Joint Management Of Shared Aquifer System

    4 Mar 2019- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland In a first-of-its-kind meeting, representatives of the four countries sharing the Senegal-Mauitania aquifer met in in February in a transboundary collaboration to exchange the current state ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:42

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