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Monthly Archives: April 2017

WMO Releases Research on Droughts Mitigation

New Delhi (ABC Live): Droughts Mitigation : Significant progress has been made over the past decade in improving understanding of droughts and their impacts. However, several questions remain, including the real costs to a country’s economy, and whether the drought Mitigation is worth it. A new study released by the World Meteorological Organization and Global Water Partnership seeks to answer ... Read More »

GWEC Releases Global Wind Report 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):Global Wind Report :The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the ... Read More »

V20 Group Argues G20 to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

New Delhi (ABC Live); Fossil Fuel Subsidies :The world’s 49 most climate vulnerable countries have called on the G20 group of nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 and to ensure that adequate climate finance is provided so that they can green their economies and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Under the Paris Climate Change ... Read More »

IAEA Workshop Reviews ARTEMIS

New Delhi (ABC Live); ARTEMIS: The IAEA’s integrated review service in the areas of radioactive waste and spent fuel management, decommissioning and environmental remediation can be flexibly tailored to meet the needs of Member States, participants heard at a workshop in Vienna this month. Delegates from 49 Member States met from 10 to13 April at a workshop on the Integrated ... Read More »

UNESCO Releases Its Policy Guide for Education, Genocide

New York (ABC Live): UNESCO :The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities. “We place the fight against xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism at the heart of our action for peace,” UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova told the 15th ... Read More »

World Malaria Day Asks Malaria Prevention

New York (ABC Live): World Malaria Day : On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015. The UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest report, Malaria prevention works: Let’s close the gap, spotlights critical ... Read More »

FAO Warns 20 Million Hanger Deaths in African Countries

New York (ABC Live): Hanger Deaths : If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief today warned the UN agency’s Council. Addressing the opening of the 165th session of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome, ... Read More »

WHO Aims to Stop Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Deaths

New York (ABC Live): Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Deaths :Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the Organization’s goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of modern medicine’s major success stories – tackling infectious diseases ... Read More »

UN Bats for Indigenous Peoples Rights

New York (ABC Live):Indigenous Peoples Rights: Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials today underscored the need to do more to ensure that indigenous peoples are able to benefit from global development agenda, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Far more needs to be done to fully realize the human rights of ... Read More »

IMF Report on De-Cashing Bats for Cashless Economies

New Delhi (ABC Live): In its recent IMF report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposed to abolish cash and recommended to adopt measures in order to restrict its use. The one of the main reasons behind this proposal is the desire of financial institutions to force people to keep their money in banks. The IMF Report  on The Macroeconomics of ... Read More »