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Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Hassan Rouhani Vows Not to Violate Nuclear Agreement

New York (ABC Live):Hassan Rouhani :  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the same United Nations podium from which the United States yesterday denounced the accord curbing Iran’s nuclear programme as one of the ‘worst deals ever,’ today pledged his country’s continued adherence to the pact. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the …

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Mahmoud Abbas Asks UNGA to End Israeli Occupation

New York (ABC Live): Mahmoud Abbas : From the podium of the United Nations General Assembly Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today called on the world Organization to face up to its responsibilities to end Israel’s “relentless” occupation ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. “The United Nations bears a legal, political, moral and humanitarian obligation to end this occupation …

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United Kingdom Bats for UN Reform Agenda in UNGA

New York (ABC Live):UN Reform Agenda :The world is currently facing a raft of challenges “that test who we are,” the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom told the General Assembly, noting that while many, such terrorism – which struck her country five times this year – did not recognize international borders, they could be addressed by a strong, agile …

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Myanmar Puts Its Version on Rohingya Displacement in UNGA

New York (ABC Live): Rohingya  : Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine province affects not just Rohingya  Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country’s Vice-President stressed his Government’s deep concern over the situation. “There is no denying that …

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Shinzo Abe Asks UNGA to Act Now Against North Korea

New York (ABC Live): Shinzo Abe :Saying that “all options are on the table,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today took the podium of the United Nations General Assembly to call on world leaders to provide the necessary action now to curb the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and missile programmes. “We consistently support the stance of the …

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WHO Warns Slow Pace Research on Antimicrobial Resistance

New York (ABC Live): Antimicrobial Resistance :Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found. The report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) says most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. “Antimicrobial …

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Nuclear Weapons Treaty Opens for Signatures Today

New York (ABC Live):Nuclear Weapons Treaty : The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature today at United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals as well as the work that remains to be done. …

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Modi Acknowledges National Rural Health Mission Facts

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Rural Health Mission : The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in April …

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