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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Global Leaders Endorse Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030

New York (ABC Live); Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 :Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world’s leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes – the United Nations health agency has reported. Governments on Wednesday endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening …

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#MeToo Becomes Voice Against Sexual Harassment

New York (ABC Live); #MeToo : Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression. In an opinion piece, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, pointed to the “pain and anger” …

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UN Report Child Mortality Confirms 7000 Newborns Die Every Day

New York (ABC Live); UN Report Child Mortality :  More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed. Although …

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Know Post Uruguay Round Market Access Conditions

New Delhi (ABC Live): Post Uruguay Round Market Access Conditions : World trade had been liberalized considerably as a result of the Uruguay Round but significant trade barriers remained there — including in areas of interest to developing countries like textiles and agriculture, according to a new WTO Secretariat study Market Access: Unfinished Business published today (27 April 2001). “This new report …

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WHO Conforms The Black Death is Back Again

New Delhi (ABC Live):Black Death : The World Health Organization has issued an alert that Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague are back, ravaging Madagascar since August this year, causing panic in the heavily populated coastal cities. In total there have been 131 cases and 24 deaths. Despite this, the WHO as usual has advised against any travel or trade restrictions. Bubonic …

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Hong Kong Observatory Gets WMO Tag

New Delhi (ABC Live): Hong Kong Observatory :World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Petteri Taalas has awarded a certificate to the Headquarters of the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) accrediting it as a WMO Centennial Observing Station. The certificate was presented today to Hong Kong Observatory Director Shun Chi-ming at WMO Headquarters in Geneva. Meteorological stations have been recording weather observations for …

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Read Fiscal Spillovers Notes on Macroeconomic

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fiscal Spillovers Notes :Are fiscal spillovers today as large as they were during the global financial crisis? How do they depend on economic and policy conditions? This note informs the debate on the cross-border impact of fiscal policy on economic activity, shedding light on the magnitude and the factors affecting transmission, such as the fiscal instruments …

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EERL Joins Hands With UNFCCC for Transport Biofuels

New Delhi (ABC Live):– EERL : Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn (COP 23, 6-17 November), Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and UN Climate Change have partnered to boost the deployment of biofuels in the transport sector. Transport is the second biggest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions world-wide, and the sector is rapidly growing. Biofuels such as …

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UN Condemns Terrorists Attacks in Afghanistan

New York (ABC Live): Afghanistan :  Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have condemned yesterday’s attacks in Afghanistan’s Paktya and Ghazni provinces, which left many dead and injured. “He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the people and the Government of Afghanistan,” …

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Fusarium wilt TR4 Fungus Poses Threat to Banana Crops

New York (ABC Live):  Fusarium wilt TR4 : The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world’s banana crops a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil. According to FAO, the “insidious” fungus poses major risks to …

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