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Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Bangladesh Zero Hunger by 2030:WFP

DHAKA (ABC Live): Bangladesh Zero Hunger :The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “Zero Hunger “by 2030. WFP is the first United Nations agency to align its corporate strategy (2017-2021) with the SDGs. ... Read More »

Chemical Weapons Usage in Syria Angers UN

New York (ABC Live): Chemical Weapons:United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons –in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims of the incident and their families. He noted that the UN Security Council ... Read More »

Mali Becomes First Country to Ratify the Kigali Amendment

New York (ABC Live): Kigali Amendment :Mali has become the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a ground-breaking amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations environment agency today announced. “We urge more countries to follow suit in order to protect our climate,” said Erik Solheim, Head of UN ... Read More »

US Cuts Financial Support for UNFPA

New Yrok (ABC Live);  UNFPA :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the United Nations population agency, stating that the announcement is based on a misinterpretation of the UN agency’s work. The Secretary-General “believes that the decision is based on an inaccurate perception of the nature and importance of the ... Read More »