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Monthly Archives: September 2017

India Signs 15 MoUs with Japan During Shinzo Abe India Visit

New Delhi  (ABC Live): Shinzo Abe India Visit : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today jointly laid the foundation stone for India’s first high speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Speaking on the occasion, at a large public meeting in Ahmedabad, the Prime Minister spoke of the high ambition and willpower of “New India.” …

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UNSC Extends UNSMIL for One More Year

New York (ABC Live): UNSMIL :  The Security Council today extended for one year the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), focused on supporting the North African country’s political process and key national institutions, as well as coordination of international assistance. Unanimously adopting a new resolution, the Council extended UNSMIL’s mandate through 15 September 2018, during which time …

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UNCTAD Asks Corporate to Put People before Profits

New York (ABC Live): UNCTAD  : Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment. A combination of “too much debt and too little demand at the global level has hampered sustained expansion …

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C2ES Reports Corporate Climate Action on Carbon Pricing

New Delhi (ABC Live): Carbon Pricing :Companies across sectors and geographies are turning increasingly to an internal carbon price to prepare for climate-related business risks, and guide and fund investments in low-carbon solutions. Setting a price on carbon encourages companies to reduce their emissions, and carbon pricing is therefore essential to achieve the central goal of the Paris Climate Change …

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UNCCD Confirms World Loses Valuable Agricultural Land

New Delhi (ABC Live): UNCCD  : A new UN report says that mismanagement of land coupled with the impacts of a changing climate are key factors responsible for the loss of valuable agricultural land. Current management practices in the land-use sector contributes to about 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 169 countries are affected by desertification, with …

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Facilitative Dialogue on Paris Climate Change Agreement

New Delhi (ABC Live): Facilitative Dialogue : Preparations for an important formal discussion next year between countries – known as the “facilitative dialogue” – on progress to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement were advanced at a meeting in Rabat, Morocco, on September 7-8. The detailed results can be seen in this meeting note from the Presidencies. Preliminary thinking announced at …

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OHCHR Condemns Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing Move

New York (ABC Live): Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing : The United Nations human rights chief today lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh in the past three weeks, as security forces and local militia reportedly burn villages and shoot civilians. “The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic …

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IAEA Alerts on North Korea Nuclear Programme

New York (ABC Live): North Korea Nuclear Programme : Noting signs suggesting that a nuclear plant in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could be operating, the head of the United Nations atomic agency called on the country’s leadership to comply fully with its obligations under Security Council resolutions. “There were indications at the Yongbyon Experimental Nuclear Power Plant suggesting …

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UNSC Imposes Strict Sanctions on North Korea

New York (ABC Live):Norh Korea :The Security Council today unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),Norh Korea imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country’s textile imports and access to gas liquids, and more closely inspecting cargo ships going in and out of its ports. In the approved text, the 15-member Council seeks …

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UNFCCC Identifying Policy for Effective Climate Technologies

New Delhi (ABC Live): UNFCCC : UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee: This month, international experts will meet in Bonn, Germany, to identify policies that can support countries in accelerating the deployment of technologies for reducing greenhouse gases and adapting to climate change – from LED Lighting to climate-smart agriculture. Once identified, the policies will be presented to governments d uring the UN …

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