Beijing’s controversial proposal to introduce new veto powers on Hong Kong’s legislative elections are ‘lawful, just and reasonable,’ China’s foreign minister said Sunday, after the move was criticised as an attack on the city’s freedoms. 7.3.2021
It will take around 130 years to reach gender parity in key areas such as politics and the boardroom, but 13 extraordinary women, who have been profiled in a UN exhibition are showing how opportunities can be created for all women and girls. 7.3.2021
Women in Europe should be given “greater economic independence” through equal pay, childcare support and the sharing of domestic duties to ensure that they do not fall into poverty, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. 7.3.2021
Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries, the UN’s top health official said on Friday.
More Antarctic meltwater is surfacing than was previously known, modifying the climate, preventing sea ice from forming and boosting marine productivity– according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
With three out of four newly emerging infectious human diseases originating in animals, there is an urgent need to monitor the legal trade in wildlife, according to new research by Vincent Nijman, Professor in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.
The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide public health orders – or recommendations – during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s an idea worthy of a Jules Verne novel; a mysterious layer at the centre of our planet. Now researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have confirmed the existence of the Earth’s ‘innermost inner core’… 3.3.2021
The African Digital Rights Network publishes the first comparative study on the digital rights landscapes of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Cameroon… 2.3.2021
Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals is crucial for the development of a researcher’s career. The scientists that publish the most often in the most prestigious journals generally acquire greater renown, as well as higher responsibilities… 2.3.2021
Spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year due to climate change and as a result triggering abrupt deviations in mountain ecosystems. These changes could negatively affect the functioning of these valuable ecosystems… 2.3.2021
Scientists from the University of Illinois has revealed a simple change which could help reduce food waste in the US’ college dining halls – a setting the research team behind the study named as a major culprit for food waste in the country… 1.3.2021
Researchers are in the search for generalisable rules and patterns in nature. Biogeographer Julia Kemppinen together with her colleagues tested if plant functional traits show similar patterns along microclimatic gradients across far-apart regions from the high-Arctic Svalbard to the sub-Antarctic Marion Island… 1.3.2021
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will deliver her first landmark state of the...
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