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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Know the WTO Agriculture Draft Cancún Ministerial Text

New Delhi (ABC Live): Draft Cancún Ministerial Text : General Council chairperson Carlos Pérez del Castillo and Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi submitted their draft Cancún Ministerial Declaration to ministers on 31 August 2003. Draft Cancún Ministerial Text We reaffirm our Declarations made at Doha and the decisions we took there. We take note of the progress that has been made towards carrying out …

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Know Unique Features Small Modular Reactors

Vienna (ABC Live): Small Modular Reactors : The nuclear industry could benefit from a new generation of reactors designed to create inherently safer and more efficient nuclear power plants. These reactors may contribute to the development of more sustainable nuclear energy and may also be used in a variety of industrial applications. Advanced reactors with unique performance and safety features …

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COP23 Warns Against Risks of Climate Engineering

Bonn (ABC Live): Climate Engineering : Climate Engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a ‘Plan B’ – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany. Climate engineering, also referred to as geoengineering, is the deliberate and large-scale intervention in …

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International Day for Tolerance Reminds Tolerance Values

New York (ABC Live): International Day for Tolerance : Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together. “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of …

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Geopolitics Restrains UNSC Action on Syria Chemical Weapons

New York (ABC Live):Syria Chemical Weapons : Two draft resolutions – one sponsored by the United States and another led by Russia – were defeated in the United Nations Security Council Thursday, blocking renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. With a ‘no’ vote from Russia, as well as a negative vote from Bolivia, and abstentions …

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Know ASEAN One Community Concept

New Delhi (ABC Live):ASEAN One Community Concept : The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967. The Member States are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. The ASEAN Secretariat is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The ASEAN is celebrating it Golden Jubilee in Year 2017 The ASEAN Community 2015 …

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UNFCCC Launches InsuResilience at COP23

Bonn (ABC Live): InsuResilience : On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of providing insurance to hundreds of millions of vulnerable people by 2020 and to increase the resilience …

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Climate Change Serious Threat to SDG2 : FAO

Bonn (ABC Live): SDG2 : Global food security can only be achieved through a coordinated policy approach to hunger, poverty and climate change, world leaders and experts said today during the latest round of climate talks in Bonn. “Climate change is a fundamental threat to the Sustainable Development Goal 2 that aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improve …

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World Diabetes Day Bats for Essential Medicines for All

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Diabetes Day : On World Diabetes Day, the United Nations health agency has said that women – especially those in low-income countries – are particularly vulnerable to diabetes, a condition that can be prevented or delayed with medication, regular screening and healthier lives. On World Diabetes Day, the United Nations health agency has said that women …

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ILO Confirms 152 Million Child Labour Force in World

Buenos Aires (ABC Live): Child Labour : An estimated 152 million children around the world work, a practice that the international community at a United Nations co-organized conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is trying to eliminate. “Of those, almost half are in hazardous work. We need to recognize that progress has been very uneven,” said International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder …

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