Important Press Releases

Deltas trans-Atlantic schedule brings customers more flights and more destinations

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Delta Air Lines, the leading airline across the Atlantic with more total departures, destinations and seats than any other airline, is bringing more nonstop options to Europe from its Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Atlanta, and Detroit hubs and more next summer, making Delta the No.

LCV Announces Pete Maysmith New Senior Vice President of Campaigns

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Washington, D.C. – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski today announced that Pete Maysmith has been named the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Campaigns. Maysmith, who has nearly three decades of experience in advocacy and politics, joins LCV from Conservation Colorado, where as Executive Director he led the organization through a successful merger and grew it into a political powerhouse and LCV’s largest state affiliate.

Bahrain should not disregard substantive UPR recommendations

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The human rights situation in Bahrain has deteriorated dramatically in the period leading up to and since Bahrain’s third UPR in May 2017. The government had accepted 158 of the 176 UPR recommendations from 2012, but has largely failed to implement the most substantive of them. Bahrain continues to deny access to UN OHCHR special procedures despite repeated requests.

Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way

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Le Comite des droits economiques, sociaux et culturels examine le rapport de la Republique de Coree

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GENEVE (21 septembre 2017) - Le Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport présenté par la République de Corée sur les mesures prises par le pays pour mettre en œuvre les dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels.

Important steps taken, but human rights violations continue in Tunisia

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Tunisians now enjoy their human rights to a greater extent than they did under President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, whom they ousted in 2011. Since 2011, they have adopted a new constitution, held free and fair legislative and presidential elections, and adopted progressive laws. These steps notwithstanding, serious human rights violations, including torture, lack of accountability for past human rights violations, arbitrary house arrests and travel restrictions under the state of emergency continue.

Hearing loss & dementia research benefits from funding boost

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Alzheimer’s Research UK will invest over £2 million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia, one of which is led by UCL researchers.

Ecuador should address longstanding human rights problems

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Unlike his predecessor Rafael Correa, President Lenin Moreno has, since taking office in May 2017, publicly endorsed respect for free speech and civil society. The Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Ministry, however, appears to be adopting positions that are inconsistent with President Moreno’s public statements and seems to be still aligned with his predecessor’s open support of censorship and attacks on free speech and freedom of association.

The Womens March Mobilised People with Diverse Interests: study

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People who participated in the Women’s March in Washington DC in January 2017 were motivated by a range of diverse issues that cut across race, gender, and sexuality but shared similar educational backgrounds, a new study finds. It was led by researcher Dana R. Fisher, a Professor at the University of Maryland, and currently a visiting guest professor at Lund University in Sweden.

Bangladesh: Immediate action needed to avert massive public health disaster

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More than 422,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar following an escalation in violence on 25 August.

Exemptions from registering an agricultural chemical

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Find information on what agricultural chemicals may be exempt from registration under the ACVM (Exemptions and Prohibited Substances) Regulations 2011.

Getting an agricultural chemical authorised

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In New Zealand, agricultural chemicals have to be properly authorised.

Australia and New Zealand's role in VICH

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Find out about VICH, an international programme for harmonising the registration of veterinary products.

Restricted veterinary medicine sellers

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Find out about conditions restricting the sale of veterinary medicines registered under the ACVM Act.

Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Communication on A Fair and Efficient Tax System in the European Union for the Digital Single Market

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Today, the Commission is launching a new EU agenda for fair taxation of the digital economy.

Getting a vertebrate toxic agent authorised

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Vertebrate toxic agents are trade name products used to kill, control, or limit the viability of vertebrate pests such as rabbits and possums. Find out about dealing with these products in New Zealand.

Morocco should implement past UPR recommendations

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Human Rights Watch welcomes the UPR report on Morocco, which includes recommendations concerning joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; abolition of capital punishment; and equality among citizens.

Mexico: MSF assists people following Mexico City earthquake

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Mexico City – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed four of its psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City, and is closely evaluating the psychological and medical needs in the state of Morelos following the strong earthquake that occurred on Tuesday 19 September. Meanwhile, MSF teams continue activities in several communities in the state of Oaxaca that were affected by another earthquake 12 days earlier.

Milk withholding period based on dilution policy

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MPI has an operational policy for consideration of milk dilution when setting milk withholding periods.

Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?

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Chinese students in Australia are attracting attention. Former Fairfax China correspondent John Garnaut said last month that Chinese students embody a 'racial chauvinism' that Beijing is exporting to Australian universities.

Tackling climate change in Vanuatu

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Advising a nation ranked number one on the World Risk Index for natural disasters about funding effective climate change action means Anthony Polack has his work cut out.

Questions and Answers on the Communication on a Fair and Efficient Tax System in the EU for the Digital Single Market

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w? The taxation of the digital economy is part of the Juncker Commission's fair taxation agenda. The President's call for digital companies to pay their fair share of taxes in his State of the Union speech on 13 September reflects the Commission's commitment to tackling this issue. It is this Commission's view that the international tax framework needs to be reformed so that it effectively captures the value created from the new business models, as was already stated in a 2014 Commission report.

Gartner Announces Rankings of the 2017 Supply Chain Top 15 for Europe

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Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its annual European Supply Chain Top 15, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices.

TUC publishes new guidance on fire safety following Grenfell

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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published new fire safety advice for trade union representatives following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June.

#Bergen2017 Rohan Dennis eighth in elite mens time trial

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South Australia's Rohan Dennis (Adelaide CC) finished eighth after crashing in wet conditions in the elite men's time trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway.

Battle to Recharge the Tweed with nations best cyclists #NRS17

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The annual Battle on the Border was originally scheduled for April, however was postponed to September following the devastation caused by Cyclone Debbie.

Joint Press Statement from US Secretary of Commerce Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review

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This week, officials from across the United States Government, the European Commission, and EU data protection authorities gathered in Washington, DC to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework established in 2016.

Orange launches Live Booster programme to ease and accelerate adoption of cellular connectivity for object makers

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Orange to deliver range of modules with integrated prepaid connectivity, available through a single distributor to simplify path to market for object makers.Orange and EBV Elektronik partner to launch market-first IoT (Internet of Things) module with integrated cellular connectivity.

Migration and border policy links: Coxs Bazar, refugee swaps, illegal deportation and more

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One year on, Chatham House's Jeff Crisp analyses the progression of the UN's Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, set out in the New York Declaration.

Housing costs 'a growing drag' on living standards for young people

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The average share of income that Britain’s families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller, insecure rented accommodation, according to a new report published by the Resolution Foundation.

ACVM registration process: step by step

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Agricultural compounds are substances you use to manage the health and growth of plants and animals. Find out more about agricultural compounds and veterinary medicines (ACVMs).

Defining vertebrate toxic agents

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Find out about the legal definition of vertebrate toxic agents.

Taxation: Commission sets out path towards fair taxation of the Digital Economy

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The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored.

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet report

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The UK could face a new winter of discontent as households count the cost of nine years of lost growth, the authors of a major new study into financial inclusion have warned.

ACVM registers and lists

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Find links to registers and lists that relate to agricultural compounds and veterinary medicines.

Maximum residue levels for agricultural compounds

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Find information on meeting maximum residue level (MRL) requirements for agricultural compounds in New Zealand.

Ottawa, Provinces, should Close Gaps in Systemic Risk Monitoring

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Ottawa and the provinces should bolster their ability to monitor and deal with systemic risks to the financial system.

The Vietnam Syndrome: How We Lost It and Why We Need It Back

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How could we be repeating the mistakes of Vietnam already?

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

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FAO is helping returnee farmers in Northeast Nigeria.

Cycling Australia backing female candidate for UCI Board

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Along with the medal winning performances of Madeline Fasnacht and Katrin Garfoot at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, Cycling Australia is hoping to celebrate the achievements of another Australian woman when the UCI Congress meets today in Bergen, Norway.