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WHO Calls to Stop Using Antibiotics in Foods and Animals

Geneva (ABC Live): Using Antibiotics : World Health Organization  is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals. The new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals. In some countries, approximately 80% of …

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Know the Global Estimates of Child Labour

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Estimates of Child Labour : The Sustainable Development Goals include a renewed global commitment to ending child labour. Specifically, target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on the global community to: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the …

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Average Global Temperature in 2017 1.1 Celsius Above: WMO

New Delhi (ABC Live):  Average Global Temperature :It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains …

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UNFCC Calls for Supporting Clearing House for Risk Transfer

UN Climate Change News, Bonn (ABC Live): Clearing House for Risk Transfer :The UN Climate Change secretariat on Wednesday called on delegates at COP23 to come and support a new online window to help vulnerable people find affordable insurance and solutions to avoid risk from disasters like floods and droughts – the Clearing House for Risk Transfer. The system’s artificial …

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FAO Launches Handbook on Banana Farming Safety

New York (ABC Live): Banana Farming ; The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value – to promote healthier and safer work conditions. “The banana sector serves as an essential source of …

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Human Mobility and Climate Change Issue At COP23

New Delhi (ABC Live): Human Mobility and Climate Change :  As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’ Human Mobility and Climate Change The number of disaster displacements on annual …

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