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  • 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 Human Rights (UNOHCHR), in a special report
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 26 Sep 2016- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last week became a member of the High-Level Panel on Water, an initiative of the United Nations and the World Bank tasked with taking action on water around the world. Other panel
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Funding to prevent the spread of cholera in Haiti is crucial to development in the country, Marc Vincent, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative for Haiti, said last week. To achieve the ultimate goal of
  • 18 Aug 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The office of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week acknowledged for the first time that the United Nations played a role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak, and that a “significant new set of UN actions” are needed in response
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Lack of access to clean water and adequate sanitation harms workers around the world, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to mark World Water Day on March 22nd. This year’s World Water Day was held under the
  • 14 Mar 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Jamaica Observer United Nations human rights experts say improving water and sanitation services may be the best answer to addressing the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin American and the Caribbean. The experts also said such critical factors
  • 18 Feb 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations is seeking $1.8 billion USD for its 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which aims to meet critical needs throughout the war-torn country. The plan includes providing food assistance for nearly 9 million
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing civil war. The appeal includes $4.55 billion
  • 10 Dec 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, UNited States The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a joint appeal for $94 million USD in funding over the next year to assist refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on governments around the world to acknowledge safe drinking water and sanitation as human rights, in order to prevent discrimination and
  • 25 Sep 2015- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations today (September 25) began a three-day meeting during which the body is expected to formally adopt a new global sustainable development agenda. One hundred ninety-three world leaders are expected to commit
  • 19 May 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Understanding the links between water, food security and nutrition is integral to addressing poverty, according to a report released last week by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). “Safe
  • 4 May 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water and sanitation will require concerted and combined efforts from countries around the world to mobilize adequate funding from all sources-- public and private,
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations this week called on international donors to provide an additional $705 million USD for the more than one million Palestinians who continue to live in poor conditions without housing, adequate water and sanitation

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