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  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch this week criticized the World Bank for not doing enough to protect people who object to projects it funds against intimidation, threats and harassment by their governments.
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,
  • 3 Apr 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week announced a series of measures aimed at improving the organization and helping it to better meet the needs of its clients. Included in these measures is a $100 billion USD increase in lending
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States As access to improved sanitation services like toilets increases, children perform better on cognitive achievement tests, according to a new World Bank study, released ahead of the first official UN World Toilet Day on
  • Marking the two-year anniversary of the UN General Assembly declaration making water and sanitation basic human rights, a coalition of 15 international non-governmental organizations submitted a letter to UN member states last week calling for more concrete action on the issue.
  • 17 Jan 2012- 11:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Maria Otero urged more research and data sharing on Himalayan glacier melt during a forum last week.  The Forum on Himalayan Glacier Melt:
  • 11 Oct 2011- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh suffers economic losses of some $4.2 billion USD a year, or the equivalent of 6.3 percent of its 2007 GDP, due to poor sanitation, according to a new World Bank-administered Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
  • 14 Oct 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Climate change will increase water scarcity and lead to global security concerns, according to Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change and the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate. "At
  • 14 Oct 2009- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Climate change will increase water scarcity and lead to global security concerns, according to Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change and the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate. "At
  • 12 Oct 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Climate change will increase water scarcity and lead to global security concerns, according to Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change and the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate. "At
  • 12 Jan 2009- 19:57 by Local Press Report India, washington, dc Global Water Challenge The Coca-Cola Foundation will award $1 million USD four projects to improve water resources and sanitation in developing nations, including the Naandi Foundation's program to provide clean drinking water for