Archive: Oct 2014

12.10.2014

Lack of Funds in What Could Be “Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Year”

Human Wrongs Watch Dubai, 10 October 2014 (IRIN)* –The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$40 million deficit for its Afghanistan programmes, as aid agencies fear that foreign troop withdrawal will lead to decreasing budgets for humanitarian action.  **Photo: Mohammad Popal/IRIN | Displaced children from Helmand in southern Afghanistan… »

12.10.2014

Hong Kong – NED and the stalemate

Hong Kong – NED and the stalemate

The Chinese State, or Communist Party-run People’s Daily’s overseas edition on Friday blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that are unsettling Hong Kong. That pointer immediately averted by the State Department. The report said the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a Washington-based nonprofit group, started involvement… »

12.10.2014

Role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia

Role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre & the Danish Institute Against Torture   ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia  The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) wishes to inform you that the 3rd… »

12.10.2014

Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern over the ban on a local newspaper by the province government of Chin in western Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Union government in NayPieTaw to allow the regular publication of the Hakha Post. Burma News International (BNI), an umbrella body of various progressive Burmese… »

12.10.2014

Lisboa – House of Social Initiatives

Lisboa – House of Social Initiatives

Hello friends, In Lisbon, the PH has submitted a proposal for a participatory budget for the city for the year 2015. The proposal is called “House of Social Initiatives” and is the creation of a municipal open space to non-violent social initiatives by different groups, associations and political parties without… »

10.10.2014

Benefits of Investing in Protection of Biodiversity Outweigh Financial Costs — Report

Benefits of Investing in Protection of Biodiversity Outweigh Financial Costs — Report

Human Wrongs Watch Implementing measures that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity is a worthwhile investment that will bring multiple economic and environmental benefits to countries, according to a United Nations-backed report released on 7 October 2014.     The report, released at the 12th meeting of the Conference of… »

10.10.2014

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

Human Wrongs Watch Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on  5 October 2014 said in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day.   “An education system is only… »

10.10.2014

First “Academy on the Green Economy” Kicks off in Turin, Italy

First “Academy on the Green Economy” Kicks off in Turin, Italy

Human Wrongs Watch Turin, Italy, 6 October 2014 , (ILO)* – More than 120 participants from over 20 countries gather at the ILO International Training Centre for a two-day policy forum and knowledge fair on the green economy. The event marks the beginning of the first ever “… »

10.10.2014

Seven Key Facts about Family Farms that You Should Know But that You Probably Do Not

Seven Key Facts about Family Farms that You Should Know But that You Probably Do Not

Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 9 October 2014 — Seven key facts about fans and family farms appear, among other, in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014.   These are: • There are more than 570 million farms in… »

10.10.2014

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

Human Wrongs Watch The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a United Nations report launched on 8 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK).   This… »

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