Archive for November 16th, 2019

16/11/2019

Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio / Other News*

Rome, 14 November 2019 This year the Worldwide Web is thirty years old. For the first time since 1435, a citizen from Brazil could exchange their views and information with another in Finland. The Internet, the communications infrastructure for the Web is a little older.

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Credit: Unsplash/Markus Spiske @markusspisk

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16/11/2019

Where Does Waste Go on a Small Island?

Human Wrongs Watch

15 November 2019 (UN Environment)*Behind a family home not far from downtown Apia, a small mountain of computer cases teeters in the tropical sun at over 3 metres high. Nearby, stacks of thousands of circuit boards create rolling green foothills. Steel drums, plastic buckets and fraying carboard boxes dot this electronic landscape—overflowing reservoirs of connectors, transistors and wires.

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Photo posted here from UN Environment

“He’s dismantled thousands of computers in the last couple years,” says Marina Keil, the President of the Samoa Recycling and Waste Management Association, gesturing at the piles surrounding us.

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16/11/2019

What You Need to Know about the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants

Human Wrongs Watch

15 November 2019 (UNESCO)* — One of the main obstacles refugees and migrants face when applying for higher education or seeking work in their new countries is the lack of recognition of their prior studies and qualifications. How do we solve this challenge?

Getty/Rawpixel (posted here from UNESCO).

UNESCO Member States have expressed the necessity to establish a globally recognized Qualifications Passport, drawing from the experiences and methodology of the European Qualifications Passport initiative taken by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and the Council of Europe.
16/11/2019

At a Time When Extremism and Fanaticism Are Too Often Unleashed, and “the Venom of Hatred” Continues to Poison Part of Humanity, “Tolerance Has Never Been more Vital a Virtue”: UNESCO

UNDP Ukraine/Oleksandr Ratushnyak | Children in Ukraine play with an SDG poster illustrating children from different races around the world.

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16/11/2019

The International Criminal Court Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes against Rohingya

Human Wrongs Watch

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday [14 November 2019] authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016.  (*).

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UNICEF/UN0213967/Sokol | Pictured here, Rohingya refugee children wade through flood waters surrounding their families’ shelters following an intense pre-monsoon storm in Shamlapur makeshift settlemen in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.
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16/11/2019

Over 1 Million Health Consultations Provided in Yemen in 2019: International Organization for Migration

Human Wrongs Watch

Since the beginning of the year, the UN Migration Agency has carried out over one million health consultations for displaced and conflict-affected Yemenis and migrants struggling to reach the help they need, the organization announced on Friday [15 November 2019]. (*)

IOM/Olivia Headon | A young child is attended to by an IOM worker in Yemem. IOM are providing lifesaving health care to conflict affected communities, displaced people and migrants in Yemen, while strengthening public health facilities.
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