Archive for July 23rd, 2019

23/07/2019

UN Youth Envoy Launches Coding Competition to Help Solve Climate Crisis and ‘Reboot the Earth’

Human Wrongs Watch

22 July 2019 — Can young coders help solve the climate crisis? The UN’s Youth Envoy launched a global competition earlier this month, “Reboot The Earth”, in collaboration with the Office of Information & Communications Technology, to try and answer that question, fostering collaboration between the United Nations, academia, civil society, and young people to address the climate emergency.

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World Bank/Arne Hoel | Young people using computers in Kampala, Uganda.
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23/07/2019

World Health Organization Recommends Dolutegravir as Preferred HIV Treatment Option in All Populations

Mexico City, 22 July 2019 (WHO)*  — Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the WHO recommends the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential.  

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Credits: Epa-Efe/Divyakant Solanki (Photo from WHO).

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23/07/2019

How China’s Africa Alliance Is Shifting World Order

Human Wrongs Watch

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS)* – When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition.

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The overwhelming majority followed China – either by voting against or abstaining from the resolution.

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23/07/2019

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio*

22 July 2019 (Other News)* — When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong.

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Roberto Savio

From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen in a normal world.

An English porn beauty with 86,000 followers on social media has put bottles of the water she bathes in on sale at 30 pounds a bottle and has sold several thousand bottles.

A survey in Brazil found out that 7% of citizens believe that the earth is flat (40 percent of American schools teach that the world was created  in a week, according to the Bible, so there cannot be ancient civilisations).

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23/07/2019

Israeli Destruction of Palestinian Homes in West Bank, ‘Not Compatible’ with International Humanitarian Law – United Nations

Following “with sadness” the Israeli authorities’ destruction of homes in the Palestinian community of Sur Bahir, three top United Nations officials issued a statement on Monday [22 July 2019] underscoring that the move was “not compatible” with Israel’s “obligations under international humanitarian law”.*

UNRWA/Lara Jonasdottir | The three-year-old girl in the photograph had been twice displaced with her family in the West Bank over the past year. (2018)
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23/07/2019

Research Shows High Prices of Healthy Foods Contribute to Malnutrition Worldwide

Human Wrongs Watch

22 July 2019 (IFPRI)*Poor diets are the now the leading risk factor for the global burden of disease, accounting for one-fifth of all deaths worldwide. While the causes of poor diets are complex, new research finds the affordability of more nutritious foods is an important factor.

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Photo from IFPRI.

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