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  • 4 Aug 2019- 09:06 by TWD Staff GENEVA, Switzerland World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Copernicus Climate Change Program data indicates that July 2019 equalled, if not surpassed, the hottest month on record. June was also the hottest June on record. This is particularly significant insofar
  • 26 Jun 2019- 08:06 by TWD Staff 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 out that climate change will affect people in poverty
  • 19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by TWD Staff 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 Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace was launched in
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 facilities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have
  • 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
  • 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 water and sanitation for all can also
  • 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
  • 2 Jan 2019- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A forty year success story of transboundary governance by Switzerland and France of the Genevois Aquifer ("Nappe du Genevois") was celebrated in Geneva November 29 with a one-day seminar "Shared Management of Resources:
  • 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
  • 1 Nov 2018- 12:54 by TWD Staff STOCKHOLM, Sweden Following up on the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace 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 conversation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein expressed concern today, 13th September, over ongoing Saudi air strikes, calling for an independent international inquiry into rights violations in the

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