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  • 12 Aug 2019- 01:03 by TWD Staff GENEVA, Switzerland The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new special report on climate change and land use August 8, part of a series of such examinations authorized by the United Nations designed to assist governments in understanding the
  • 5 Jun 2019- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a  renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia. In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace
  • 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 assess how climate change and climate action
  • 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 perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand for extractive resources and new development
  • 8 Nov 2018- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Last month’s announcement that the government of Japan will release radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has left Fukushima fisherman wondering how they will ensure the safety of their livelihoods and the safety of the fish they now
  • 1 Nov 2018- 12:54 by TWD Staff STOCKHOLM, Sweden Following up on the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace (GHLPWP) Report “A Matter of Survival”, The Water Diplomat caught up with François Munger, Director of the Geneva Water Hub, which acts as Secretariat to the Panel.  In this audio
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative total of cases is 6423, including 42
  • 27 Sep 2018- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests with severe consequences for our future unless urgent action is taken to ensure their survival, warns a new report by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Approximately 35 per
  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 23 Jan 2018- 05:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland     OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate
  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Highly radioactive sludge has been found in septic tanks belonging to car washes in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Kyodo News reported, quoting Japanese auto industry officials. Many of these tanks are reaching capacity, and some of the
  • 27 Oct 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The cost of cleaning up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could increase from $766 million USD annually to several billion dollars a year, Japan's industry ministry said this week. Minister of the Economy, Trade and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 07:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Bags of radiation-contaminated soil could be sinking into the ground at temporary storage sites in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, allowing radioactive water to pool inside them, according to a new study by the country’s Board of Audit.

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