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  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Water Diplomacy Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article Mara Tignino, Reader at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for
  • 4 Aug 2019- 09:06 by TWD Staff GENEVA, Switzerland World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Copernicus Climate Change Programme 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
  • 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 (GHLPWP) 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
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 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
  • 6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego
  • 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
  • 31 May 2018- 06:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASEL, Switzerland Chemical company Lonza Group has been accused this week of negligently contaminating drinking water in Switzerland. According to the public prosecutor’s office of the Swiss canton of Valais, Lonz allowed a carcinogenic solvent to
  • 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
  • 4 Nov 2016- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The COP21 Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on November 4th 2016, days before the COP22 climate conference convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention

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