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Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Indigenous Peoples Crucial Role in Climate Impacts Mitigations

New Delhi (ABC Live) :Climate Impacts Mitigations : Climate Impacts Mitigations :9 August is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and an occasion to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the landmark United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). According to the UN, indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and …

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Carbon Trade eXchange Starts Listing CDM’s CER

New Delhi (ABC Live) :Carbon Trade eXchange :Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX) has begun listing UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) certified emission reduction (CER) credits on its global voluntary exchange. Engaged with a global audience for almost a decade in the fight against climate change, CTX encourages and facilitates the purchase and retirement by businesses and brokers of carbon credits from many hundreds of …

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British Journalist Alison Smale As UN Communication

New York (ABC Live): Alison Smale : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale, a British journalist, to head the Organization’s Department of Public Information as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. Ms. Alison Smale succeeds Cristina Gallach, of Spain, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. Chief of Bureau of The New York Times in Berlin since 2013, Ms.Alison …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights is Everyone’s Rights:UN

New York (ABC Live):Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Ten years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights. “While indigenous peoples have made significant advancements in advocating for their rights in …

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Know IMO Personnel Code of Ethics

New Delhi (ABC Live): IMO Personnel Code of Ethics : CODE OF ETHICS FOR INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL PREAMBLE Reaffirming the purposes of the International Maritime Organization, as enshrined in the Convention on the International Maritime Organization, and the importance for the International Maritime Organization, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, to secure the highest standards of efficiency, …

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Congo Scientists Treat Avian Influenza by Nuclear Techniques

New York (ABC Live): Avian Influenza : Scientists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) have identified a new outbreak of avian influenza using highly specific and sensitive nuclear-derived techniques. Thanks to a quick detection and characterization of the virus and subsequent local response, the outbreak is currently under control and limited to the Lake Albert region, near …

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Global Food Prices Rises in July Month

Rome (ABC Live) : Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations. The FAO Food Price Index – a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups – averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 percent increase from June …

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India Provides Scholarships to Scheduled Tribes Students

New Delhi (ABC Live): Scheduled Tribes Students : Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides scholarships to students belonging to Scheduled Tribes (STs) for pursuing higher education at Graduate/ Post Graduate level in the fields such as Engineering, Information Technology etc. in identified Institutions of excellence under the scheme ‘National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST students’. Financial assistance under …

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Foreign Investment Promotion Board Approves 99 FDI Proposals

New Delhi (ABC Live): Foreign Investment Promotion Board :The Government, through erstwhile Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), had already been considering and taking decisions on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals in the sectors on approval route. The work of granting government approval for foreign investment in eleven notified sectors/activities requiring government approval under the extant FDI Policy and Foreign Exchange …

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