O Avia Solutions Group transferiu sua sede para a Irlanda

VILNIUS, Lituânia, March 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Avia Solutions Group, o principal grupo empresarial de aviação, transferiu sua sede para a Irlanda. Após a transferência de sua sede controladora para a Irlanda, Dublin, o grupo também passou a ser a segunda maior empresa de aviação registrada na Irlanda, atrás da gigante da aviação Ryanair.

“Mudar a sede controladora para a Irlanda foi um passo estrategicamente importante para nossos futuros planos de desenvolvimento”, explica Jonas Janukenas, CEO do Avia Solutions Group. “A Irlanda é conhecida como o pólo da aviação. Um grande número de empresas de aviação está localizado aqui, portanto, estando mais próximos da comunidade da aviação, poderemos implementar os planos de desenvolvimento do grupo mais rapidamente e manter a liderança de mercado.”

Segundo Janukenas, os instrumentos financeiros da empresa na Bolsa de Valores de Dublin foram adquiridos pelos maiores investidores institucionais do mundo, dos EUA e da Europa, então este também foi um dos motivos para escolhermos a Irlanda.

O grupo tem escritórios em todo o mundo: Irlanda, Lituânia, Estados Unidos, Emirados Árabes Unidos, África do Sul, Austrália e Ásia-Pacífico.

O Avia Solutions Group é o maior e líder mundial em serviços de ACMI (arrendamento de aeronaves, manutenção e seguro), com uma frota de mais de 165 aeronaves. O grupo também presta diversos serviços aeronáuticos, como manutenção de aeronaves, treinamento de pilotos e tripulantes, assistência em solo, entre outros. O Avia Solutions Group emprega mais de 11.000 profissionais de aviação altamente qualificados em diferentes regiões do mundo.

Sobre o Avia Solutions Group 
 
O Avia Solutions Group é o maior fornecedor global de ACMI (arrendamento de aeronaves, tripulação, manutenção e seguros) com frota de mais de 165 aeronaves e é a empresa-mãe da SmartLynx Airlines, Avion Express, BBN Airlines, KlasJet, Magma Aviation e outras que operam em todos os continentes do mundo. O Grupo também fornece vários serviços de aviação, como MRO (manutenção, reparo e remodelação), treinamento de pilotos e tripulações, assistência em solo e outras soluções interconectadas. O Avia Solutions Group conta com o apoio de mais de 11.000 profissionais de aviação altamente qualificados em todo o mundo.

Para mais informações, visite www.aviasg.com 

Contato de mídia:
Silvija Jakiene
Diretora de Comunicações
Avia Solutions Group
silvija.jakiene@aviasg.com
+370 671 22697

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Civil society groups launch Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency at 2023 Our Ocean conference

The launch of the Charter by the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency lays out a new roadmap to advance marine governance around the world.

PANAMA CITY, Panama, March 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Coalition for Fisheries Transparency – a new international community of civil society organizations – today launched the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency. The Charter pinpoints the most essential policy priorities needed to combat fisheries mismanagement, illegal fishing, and human rights abuses at sea. Experts, ministers, and delegates from international organizations and companies around the world discussed the benefits of the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency at Our Ocean conference in Panama this Thursday and Friday – an annual meeting for countries, civil society and industry to announce significant actions to safeguard the world’s oceans.

“Ghana recognizes the critical role that transparency plays in the fight against illegal fishing to protect livelihoods and provide food security to our coastal communities,” said Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, Ghana’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development. “With the significant progress Ghana has made in the last year on ending harmful fishing practices that have encouraged illegal fishing in our waters, we are now working towards making greater efforts towards sustaining fisheries transparency in Ghana.”

Prof. Maxine Burkett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Fisheries and Polar Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, highlighted how the U.S. plays a leading role in increasing transparency in global fisheries.

“Last year, President Biden released a National Security Memorandum that recognizes the importance of transparency for combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and associated forced labor abuses,” she said. “By enhancing productive information-sharing, the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency will serve as an important complement to the U.S. government’s activities to end IUU fishing through improving fisheries and ocean governance, increasing enforcement efforts, and raising ambition to end IUU fishing globally.

Additionally, global partnership initiatives, like the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), emphasized the importance of equal, multi-stakeholder collaboration to increase transparency in coastal countries for achieving sustainably managed marine fisheries.

“Given the complexity of fisheries governance, multiple transparency efforts are needed to address the various challenges of unsustainable marine fisheries, such as overfishing, IUU fishing, unequal access to fisheries resources, and unfair benefit sharing,” said Dr. Valeria Merino, Chair of the International Board of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). “The 10 principles of the Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency recognize the need for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to fisheries transparency, and has the potential to support existing global endeavors, such as the FiTI, through a much-needed mobilization of civil society organizations to ensure that marine fishing activities are legal, ethical, and sustainable.”

Finally, the role of the civil society to maximize collective impact to improve transparency has been underlined by Mr. Wakao Hanaoka, Chief Executive Officer of Seafood Legacy (Japan), and a steering committee member of the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency. “Our membership in the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency represents a voice of an international community that allows us to strengthen and amplify our efforts amongst the seafood industry and government towards achieving our goal of making Japan a global leader in environmental sustainability and social responsibility,” he explained.

The Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency lays out a new roadmap to advance marine governance internationally, by providing a set of advocacy principles that are both effective and achievable by all stakeholders involved in fisheries governance and management.

“Continuous advocacy efforts by civil society organizations are critical to improving fisheries governance internationally as well as protecting the ocean and the people who depend on its resources,” commented Maisie Pigeon, Director of the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency. “The Coalition’s mission to deliver an urgent shift towards greater transparency in fisheries will be achieved through supporting our members in developing joint strategies, harmonizing and strengthening efforts, and finally – closing transparency policy gaps in fisheries governance,” she concluded.

Through civil society organizations from around the world, the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency calls on governments to apply the Charter’s principles in legislation and practice.

Press contact: Agata Mrowiec agata@fisheriestransparency.net +34 608 517 552

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Britain announces its support for Bathily’s plan for free and fair elections.

The British Embassy in Libya announced today, Friday, its support for the plan of the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Abdullah Batili, to invite the concerned Libyan parties to agree on holding free and fair elections.

The embassy said on its Twitter account, “The Libyans deserve certainty and faith in their institutions, and the leaders must respect the necessity for a settlement, and that everyone agree on the conditions of the elections and respect their results.”

Source: Libyan News Agency

Jill Biden Brings International Women of Courage Awards to White House

THE WHITE HOUSE — U.S. first lady Jill Biden will shine a spotlight on women who have made significant impact at great cost by bringing the International Women of Courage Awards to the White House for the first time, her office told VOA on Friday.

“We wanted to bring the stories of these incredible women to the biggest stage we could,” Biden said to VOA. “Girls everywhere need to know that there are women fighting for them, transforming their communities, and building a better world for all of us.”

The ceremony will be held March 8 at the White House.

The State Department-administered award recognizes “women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equity and equality, and the empowerment of women and girls, in all their diversity, and more, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.”

More than 180 women, from 80 countries, have received the award since its inception in 2007. Honorees have come from nations where women’s rights are often challenged by cultural norms or hampered by laws, such as Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and more. After the ceremony, the awardees receive grants from the advocacy group American Women for International Understanding.

Last year’s honorees came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Burma, Colombia, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Moldova, Nepal, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam.

“From soft lullabies to battle cries for justice, women nurse and nurture, teach and build, lead and dream our world forward — each and every day,” Biden said at last year’s award ceremony. “Women have never been silent, but women have been silenced: with violence, with hate, discrimination, and isolation, with work and care that is never done. Women have been told that they are dangerous. And that’s because they are — dangerous to corruption and injustice. When we raise our voices, we have the power to shatter the shields of oppression.”

Source: Voice of America

Minister of Local Government discusses with the German Minister of State for the general elections and the Berlin tracks.

Minister of Local Government of the Government of National Unity, “Badr Al-Din Al-Toumi, discussed with the Minister of State for the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Katie Cole”, in Berlin, a number of issues related to political tracks.

The Ministry of Local Government stated on its Facebook page that the two sides discussed during the meeting, which was attended by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Omar Kuti”, a group of issues, on top of which were the general elections and Germany’s efforts in support of Libya through the Berlin tracks.

According to the source, the minister affirmed the full readiness of the national unity government to implement the elections according to the correct constitutional foundations and the aspirations of the Libyan people and their ambition to end the transitional stages that lasted for years; which are no longer acceptable to be re-made.

The minister also referred to the success achieved in the municipal elections that were implemented during the last period in a group of municipalities and still being implemented in a new group of municipalities, including 30 targeted municipalities during the next two months.

For her part, the German State Minister stressed the importance of the measures taken by the national unity government in all fields, considering that the government’s adoption of these strategies confirms that there is a real will to achieve stability and development.

The two sides stressed the necessity of continuing cooperation between the two countries in a way that contributes to bringing about development and improving the quality of life of citizens, and in a way that contributes to reaching elections on a constitutional basis and in a manner that guarantees the end of the transitional stages.

Source: Libyan News Agency

Libya approves constitutional changes in move towards elections

Libya’s High Council of State voted on Thursday for a constitutional amendment intended to provide a basis for elections, but experts say the changes fail to address disagreements standing in the way of a long-delayed national vote.

Earlier this week, a special United Nations envoy for Libya moved to take charge of a stalled political process to enable elections that are seen as the path to resolving years of conflict.

Libya has been locked in a political stalemate since late 2021 when a scheduled election was cancelled because of disputes over the rules and the eastern-based parliament, the House of Representatives, withdrawing support from the UN-brokered interim government.

The interim government was a step to unite Libya’s two competing administrations – the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and the House of Representatives based in the eastern city of Tobruk. But the interim government has since split, complicating the political process in the north African country.

Peace-making efforts since then have focused on getting the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, an advisory body comprising of ex-GNA members based in the capital of Tripoli, to agree on a constitutional basis for elections and voting rules.

Thursday’s vote approved a constitutional amendment that was issued last month by the House of Representatives and was presented as a step towards holding elections.

Foreign powers have long indicated that big political changes need the approval of both the House of Representatives and the High Council of State under a 2015 agreement that was intended to establish a short transitional period that would ultimately resolve the conflict.

On Monday, UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily cited that 2015 agreement to say he was setting up a steering committee of major Libyan figures to adopt a time-bound road map to elections.

“The political process remains protracted and falls short of the aspirations of Libyans, who seek to elect their leaders and reinvigorate their political institutions,” said Bathily last week.

“In short, Libyans are impatient,” he stressed, noting that they are widely questioning the will and desire of political actors to hold inclusive and transparent elections in 2023, as planned.

In remarks that appeared aimed at both the House of Representatives, which was elected in 2014, and the High Council of State, which emerged from a chamber elected in 2012, he said that “most institutions lost their legitimacy years ago”.

Speaking before it was approved, Bathily also described the amendment as “controversial within the Libyan political class and general citizenry”, noting it did not address contentious issues such as candidate eligibility or create a clear timeline for elections.

Many Libyans have grown sceptical that their political leaders are negotiating in good faith, saying their true goal is to delay any election that could cost them positions of power and privilege.

Source: Nam News Network (NNN)