WFP calls for funds and resources as gang violence fuels hunger in Haiti

21 April 2024 Asupan Warta / Newsfeed 0 Comment

Country: Haiti Source: World Food Programme Since the latest wave of violence kicked off, with the support of the staff from Haitian partner organizations, WFP has served around 655,400 hot meals to more than 88,623 people in Port-au-Prince.

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World: Despite vaccination gains, 1.2 million children under one remain unprotected in the Americas

20 April 2024 Asupan Warta / Newsfeed 0 Comment

Country: World Source: Pan American Health Organization Only 15 of every 100 children in the Americas is just partially protected against vaccine-preventable diseases amid pervasive misconceptions and less prioritization for vaccination, among other factors.

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More Than 90 K&L Gates Lawyers Throughout Asia-Pacific Recognised in 2025 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Editions

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Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession, has recognised more than 90 K&L Gates lawyers across the Asia-Pacific region in the 2025 editions of its guides, covering Australia, Japan, and Singapore. Of those named, Australian partners Chris Nikou and Phil Vickery were named Lawyer of the Year […]

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Portable Ginnery Could Revive Kenya’s Ailing Cotton Industry

19 April 2024 Asupan Warta / Newsfeed 0 Comment

A mini ginnery could ensure the future of the cotton industry in Kenya. Credit: Wilson Odhiambo/IPS By Wilson OdhiamboNAIROBI, Apr 19 2024 (IPS) Kirinyaga University may have just breathed new life into Kenya’s ailing cotton industry as varsity dons develop a portable cotton ginnery. For an industry that has been […]

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UN and partners issue flash appeal for $2.8 billion to address urgent needs in oPt

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Country: occupied Palestinian territory Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs The appeal reflects what is most likely to be implementable over the coming nine months, assuming for the next quarter, many of the current security concerns and access limitations will continue.

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Safe Harbors Part II–China’s Safe Harbor Rules Lower the Barrier for Cross-Border Data Transfer

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In Part I of our alert about China’s new safe harbor rules, we discussed key developments between the draft Provisions on Regulating and Facilitating Cross-Border Data Flow (Chinese version only) and the Provisions on Facilitating and Regulating Cross-border Data Flow (the Provisions, Chinese version only). In this alert, we will […]

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Why a campaign has started to bring back some plants that have been forgotten (NPR)  

18 April 2024 Asupan Warta / Newsfeed 0 Comment

In a radio story, NPR explains that the world depends on just a few crops for most of its food.  Because that dependence could be risky, a new international effort supports research and development of overlooked plants as food sources.   

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Who Should be the Next UN Leader?PART 4

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The UN General Assembly in session.   With current UN Secretary-General António Guterres set to step down in 2026, who is in the running to replace him? In this seven-part series, Felix Dodds and Chris Spence reveal who might be in the running and assess their chances.   The potential […]

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Cameroon Humanitarian Response Plan seeks US$371.4 million to reach 2.3 million people

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Countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs The plan targets urgent needs driven by the Lake Chad basin conflict, the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions, the influx of Central African refugees, disease outbreaks and climate shocks.

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Global Survey of ESG Regulations for Asset Managers

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Investment advisers offering funds in more than one country are accustomed to adapting to different regulatory requirements. However, the challenges presented by the global regulation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing strategies are presenting a particularly arduous burden. Not only do investor demands differ among countries, but the regulators […]

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