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  1. Vietnamese Premier Orders Investigation Into Cause of Fish Deaths

    5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident Vi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2016 - 10:36

  2. International Community Urged to Address Humanitarian Crisis Caused by El Niño

    27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:44

  3. Water Shortages Increase Gender Inequality in Zimbabwe: Minister

    29 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Worsening water shortages across the country, fueled by dwindling public sector financing, are exacerbating gender inequality, Water, Environment and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri warned l ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/29/2016 - 10:45

  4. Gaza Strip Could Become “Unliveable” by 2020: UNCTAD

    4 Sep 2015- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The Gaza Strip could become "unliveable" in less than five years if current socio-economic conditions there persist, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/04/2015 - 11:24

  5. Middle East Wars Bringing Water Supplies to Breaking Point: ICRC

    26 Mar 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Conflicts across the Middle East region-- including civil war in Syria, fighting in and Iraq, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories and the aftermath of conflict in Le ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/01/2015 - 11:38

  6. UNISDR Announced New Standard for Resilient and Sustainable Cities

    16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced on March 13th that it will help pioneer a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard in 45 cities that ar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/18/2015 - 11:43

  7. WaterLex, WASH United Release Publication on Human Right to Water, Sanitation

    6 Feb 2015- 10:28 by Local Press Report GENEVA WaterLex WaterLex is pleased to share with you The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in Courts Worldwide: A Selection of National, Regional and International Case Law. The publication is available on the w ...

    Local Press Report - 02/06/2015 - 10:28

  8. Matt Damon Discusses Global Water Crisis

    21 Jan 2015- 10:48 by Local Press Report DAVOS USA Today The World Economic Forum has identified the water crisis-- lack of access to and global shortage of-- as the most pressing risk the planet faces over the next 10 years in terms of societal impact. D ...

    Local Press Report - 01/21/2015 - 10:48

  9. Funding Gaps Limit Progress in Achieving Universal Water, Sanitation Access: UN

    19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Insufficient financing overall, funding gaps in rural areas, weak national capacity, gaps in monitoring, and neglect for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools and health facilitie ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:17

  10. Water Scarcity “More Urgent” Than Climate Change: Nestle Chief

    15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VEVEY, Switzerland Water scarcity is a “more urgent” concern for world leaders than climate change, according to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of Swiss food and beverage multinational Nestle. “Today, you ca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/15/2014 - 10:25

  11. Sanitation Most Off Track of All MDG Targets

    14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, accordin ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/14/2014 - 10:20

  12. Despite Progress, Sharp Inequalities in Access to Improved Water, Sanitation Remain: WHO

    12 May 2014- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Almost 2 billion people have gained access to improved sanitation services and 2.3 billion have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990, when the UN Millennium Developme ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2014 - 10:42

  13. Switzerland Provides $21.24 Million for Water Supply, Sanitation in Moldova

    14 Apr 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Swiss government is providing $21.24 million USD between 2014 and 2017 to improve drinking water supply and sanitation in Moldova, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/14/2014 - 10:06

  14. 2014 Environmental Performance Index Looks at Wastewater Treatment for the First Time

    31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland The world has made some progress in terms of access to drinking water and sanitation, but is faring less well at wastewater treatment, according to the 2014 Environmental Performance Index ( ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/31/2014 - 10:03

  15. WWF Files Complaint Against Soco International Over Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

    7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2013 - 10:08

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