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Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Know About Rohingya Links with Pakistan, Arabs

New Delhi (ABC Live); Rohingya :There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis, the United Nations in 2013 stated that Rohingya as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Besides locals converting to Islam, Arab merchants married local women and later settled in Arakan. As a result of intermarriage and conversion, the Muslim population in …

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Know Day 1 Happenings of 61st IAEA General Conference

Geneva (ABC Live): 61st IAEA General Conference : At the start of the plenary session, Ambassador Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson was elected as President of the 61st IAEA General Conference. Delegates then approved Grenada’s application for IAEA membership.  Director General Yukiya Amano delivered his opening statement in which he reviewed the year’s highlights and defined priorities for the coming year. During the opening session, the …

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WHO Releases NCDs Progress Monitor 2017

New York (ABC Live): NCD Progress Monitor 2017 : Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today. Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory …

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UN Imbibes Climate Change Linked Hurricane Irma

New Delhi (ABC Live);  Climate Change Linked Hurricane Irma  : Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts to boost resilience and strengthen damage mitigation measures. “[This year’s hurricane season] fits a pattern: changes to our climate are making extreme weather events …

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UN Bats for 2030 Agenda Based Sustainable Fair Globalization

New York (ABC Live): 2030 Agenda :  As the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the role of the UN to help reshape “unproductive and unrewarding” finance and redirect investment to creating a better world for all. “The choices we make on finance will be critical,” Mr. Guterres told a special event held at the UN …

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21st Century UN Gets Countries Support

New York (ABC Live); 21st Century UN : Pledging to overhaul the United Nations bureaucracy to make the world body stronger and more responsive to the people it serves, Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a pledge of support for reforms that has the backing of 128 countries. “Our shared objective is a 21st century UN focused more on people and less on process, more on …

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