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  • 9 Apr 2019- 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted language in its International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) review, April 2, that acknowledges the human right to clean, affordable water and
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 15 Jan 2019- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States NGO Food and Water Watch has submitted a letter to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights alleging that the US is in breach of the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights with regard to the
  • 11 Sep 2018- 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States An investigative report has accused Harvard University’s endowment fund of using an opaque corporate structure to acquire control of farmland across five continents during the past 10 years. This mmonth's report by two non
  • 8 Sep 2018- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States An August 2018 Report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) reviews key drivers behind links between water risk and security threats, conflict, migration and food security. “ Water, Security and Conflict ” is intended for
  • 29 May 2018- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank has denied Pakistan’s demands for a court of arbitration to resolve the country’s dispute over India’s upstream Kishanganga Hydroelectric Dam project. Following a meeting in Washington DC last week, instigated by the
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to
  • 2 Aug 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC New Security Beat One of the findings of the Worldwatch Institute’s Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA) suggests it’s not accurate to claim that climate change is at the root of growing water scarcity around the
  • 3 Jun 2016- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new study finds that 17 million women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa must travel long distances to fetch water for their households every day. The study, “An Analysis of Water Collection Labor Among Women and Children
  • 16 May 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The World Bank has suspended plans to finance two major Mongolian hydropower projects on the Selenge River and its tributary, the Orkhon, which feed Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, located in Russia’s Siberia region. 
  • 29 Feb 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Heightened industrial and agricultural development in Ethiopia, alongside the effects of climate change, is threatening the survival of Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to a new report by international watchdog group Human
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on September 16th announced another $89 million USD in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The funds will be used to provide emergency food assistance, safe drinking

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