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Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

WTO Agriculture Negotiations First Phase Concluded in 2001

New Delhi (ABC Live): WTO Agriculture Negotiations :WTO Agriculture Negotiations : WTO agriculture negotiators wrapped up the first phase of the negotiations on 27 March 2001, and swiftly agreed on a work programme for the second phase. An unprecedented number of governments participated actively in the first phase. Altogether 125 WTO members (counting the EU as 16) out of a …

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ADB Doubles Its Climate Financing by 2020

New Delhi  (ABC Live); Climate Financing : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will more than double the level of climate financing it will mobilize for its Pacific developing member countries to over $500 million between 2017 and 2020. The announcement was made during a ministerial meeting in Fiji to prepare the United Nations Climate Change Conference …

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World Food Day 2017 Reminds Aim for Zero Hunger 2030

New York (ABC Live);  World Food Day 2017  : Yesterday is World Food Day – an opportunity to celebrate the progress made towards achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 (one of the UN’s key Sustainable Development Goals), to galvanize action for those who suffer from food insecurity and hunger, and to reflect on the new challenges arising from climate change. The …

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UNGA Elects 15 Members for Human Rights Council

New York (ABC Live); Human Rights Council : The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide. Newly elected to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic …

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UN Supports Pledging Conference Rohingya Refugees

New York (ABC Live): Pledging Conference Rohingya Refugees :Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.” Since late August, hundreds of …

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