Esce la notizia di nuovi permessi per le trivelle nei mari italiani e il movimento NoTriv fa sapere che non andrà a incontrare il ministro dell'ambiente: «Prima ci convoca, poi veniamo a sapere dei permessi. Niente incontro, non ora».
In Italia si consumano ogni anno 12 miliardi di litri di acqua minerale in bottiglia, con una produzione enorme di rifiuti di plastica. Ma possiamo dire basta, ci sono altre soluzioni.
More than a week after voters went to the polls to choose a new President in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), results have yet to be announced and all primary telecommunications remain shut down – prompting a UN expert on Monday to urge the authorities to restore internet services as “a matter of urgency”.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait, saying that she would be killed if forced to return, was “now in a secure place”.
A new UN report published on Monday shows that human trafficking is on the rise and taking on “horrific dimensions”, with sexual exploitation of victims the main driver. Children now account for 30 per cent of those being trafficked, and far more girls are detected than boys.
Nel 2017, secondo l'Istat, gli italiani hanno speso 101 miliardi in gioco d'azzardo, ben 5 miliardi in più rispetto all'anno precedente. Cifra sconcertante, se si considera che nello stesso tempo i media ci dicono che la povertà dilaga...
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for the immediate release of a prominent human rights defender in Bahrain, after the country’s highest court rejected a final appeal for his release on Monday. Nabeel Rajab was jailed in 2016 for tweeting criticism of Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemen and allegations of torture inside one of Bahrain’s prisons.
Violence and alleged human rights violations in Bangladesh “before, during and after” 30 December elections have prompted the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to call on Friday for those responsible to be held to account.
The post-election environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “calm but tense” as the country waits for the results of the presidential poll, the UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday.
The criminal trial in Saudi Arabia of individuals suspected of being involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi does not meet the requirements of an independent and international probe requested by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, her office said on Friday.
Si chiama "Entroterra" ed è un progetto agricolo avviato dalla Cooperativa Entropia con l’obiettivo di coinvolgere persone svantaggiate in un percorso di coltivazione biologica di ortaggi. Il progetto ha anche il sostegno di Banca Etica.
To raise awareness of the importance of Braille for approximately 1.3 billion people living with some form of distance or near vision impairment, on Friday the United Nations is observing the first official World Braille Day.
An attack on a village in central Mali earlier this week in which at least 37 civilians died, is to be investigated with the help of United Nations human rights experts, the UN stabilization mission in the country (MINUSMA), announced on Thursday.
Women and activists have been reflecting on the progress made across the world in 2018 in reducing discrimination and inequalities based on gender and what hopes they have for 2019.
Siamo in centro a Catania, in Sicilia, dove un immobile confiscato alla mafia è diventato, grazie a una rete di associazioni, una "casa della memoria" della lotta alle cosche.
Abbiamo varcato la soglia ideale del nuovo anno, versiamo in quella predisposizione d'animo giusta per formulare buoni propositi. Ebbene, che sia la volta buona e che sia l'anno dell'azione positiva che segue alla consapevolezza.
Title: Access to Care for Non-Communicable Diseases in Mosul, Iraq Between 2014 and 2017: A Rapid Qualitative Study. Authors: Baxter, LM; Eldin, MS; Al Mohammed, A; Saim, M; Checchi, F Abstract: During June 2014 to April 2017, the population of Mosul, Iraq lived in a state of increasing isolation from the rest of Iraq due to the city's occupation by the Islamic State group. As part of a study to develop a generalisable method for estimating the excess burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in conflict-affected settings, in April-May 2017 we conducted a brief qualitative study of self-reported care for NCDs among 15 adult patients who had fled Mosul and presented to Médecins Sans Frontières clinics in the Kurdistan region with hypertension and/or diabetes. Participants reported consistent barriers to NCD care during the so-called Islamic State period, including drug shortages, insecurity and inability to afford privately sold medication. Coping strategies included drug rationing. By 2016, all patients had completely or partially lost access to care. Though limited, this study suggests a profound effect of the conflict on NCD burden.
The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable.
The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.
Si potrebbe parlare di fiorellini, di buoni propositi per il prossimo anno, di fare i bravi, di iniziare quella dieta che rimandiamo da anni; invece siamo di fronte a problemi gravissimi che non permettono più di prendere la situazione tanto alla leggera.