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  1. Biologists Demand Safeguards For Environment In Conflict

    25 Jul 2019- 08:18 by TWD Staff GENEVA, Switzerland Twenty-two scientists from Europe, the United States and Africa are calling on governments support the notion of the United Nations' International Law Commission to protect the environment in armed ...

    TWD Staff - 08/23/2019 - 06:50

  2. New Guidance Helps Investors Assess Climate Change, Climate Action Implications

    13 May 2019- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2019 - 07:17

  3. Israel’s Exploitation Of Palestinian Resources Is "Systematic Violation" Of Human Rights

    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 H ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:39

  4. Climate Change Crises Under-reported By Mainstream Media

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:46

  5. "Blue Peace": Financing Peace Through Water

    24 Feb 2019- 06:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERN, Switzerland A collaboration under the banner of the Blue Peace Movement, and in consultation with the Swiss Development Corporation, Geneva Water Hub and the United Nations Capital Development Fund among ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 07:51

  6. Wetlands Are "The Most Effective Clarbon Sinks On Our Planet"

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2019 - 10:00

  7. Red Cross Chief Blames Climate Change, Water Stress For Niger, Mali Violence

    23 Jan 2019- 06:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, has described violence and challenges in the Niger-Mali region as being due not only to conflict, but also eff ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/23/2019 - 06:49

  8. More Afghans Displaced By Drought Than Conflict, UN says

    11 Sep 2018- 11:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA Reuters A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan- 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year- with over two million threatened by the effects of water s ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2018 - 11:50

  9. Switzerland Airlifts Water To Cattle Herds

    12 Aug 2018- 09:22 by Local Press Report BERN Yale Environment 360 A prolonged European heat wave and Switzerland’s worst drought in nearly a century have prompted the Swiss government to airlift water to cows in remote pastures in the Jura mountains and ...

    Local Press Report - 08/12/2018 - 09:22

  10. Water is THE Planetary Risk, Davos! “Enough Said”.

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/23/2018 - 05:59

  11. UN Leaders Call For Saudis to Lift Yemen Blockade

    4 Dec 2017- 11:36 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Health Organization The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving a ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2017 - 11:36

  12. UNHCR Urges Australia to Protect Manus Island Refugees

    23 Nov 2017- 08:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA UN Refugee Agency Exactly three weeks since the closure of the regional processing centre on 31 October the situation on the ground is very serious, and it is deteriorating by the day. Without distribution o ...

    Local Press Report - 11/23/2017 - 08:50

  13. Climate Change is Worse Than We Thought: Study

    26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report LAUSANNE Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne A team of EPFL and European researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean that the cu ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2017 - 10:39

  14. Bangladesh: “Needs for Clean Drinking Water Are Still Extreme”

    19 Oct 2017- 07:16 by Local Press Report Geneva Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) In just over a month, more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without ad ...

    Local Press Report - 10/19/2017 - 07:16

  15. Commitment to Reduce Cholera Deaths by 90% by 2030

    4 Oct 2017- 09:16 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Health Organization An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 will be launched by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a diverse network of more than 50 UN and ...

    Local Press Report - 10/04/2017 - 09:16

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