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Monthly Archives: November 2017

WHO Global Ministerial Conference Agrees to Tuberculosis by 2030

Moscow (ABC Live) : WHO Global Ministerial Conference :The 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 in first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era held in Moscow. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, …

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NASA and NOAA Launch JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

New York (ABC Live): JPSS-1 Weather Satellite :The United States has launched the first of its new generation of highly advanced polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. Known as JPSS-1 Weather Satellite (for Joint Polar Satellite System), the new satellite is the first in a series of missions that the US is contributing to the space-based component of the WMO Integrated Global Observing …

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UNCTAD Releases Transformational Energy Access Report

New York (ABC Live): Transformational Energy Access Report : Energy is key to global development, but the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialized counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. In its 2017 report on the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), …

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ICTY Convicts Ratko Mladic for War Crimes

New York (ABC Live): Ratko Mladic  :Welcoming today’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by an international tribunal, the United Nations top human rights official said that the verdict is “a warning” to perpetrators of such crimes that they will be brought to justice. “Mladic is …

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ITU Celebrates 90 Anniversary ITU-R Study Groups

Geneva (ABC Live):ITU-R Study Groups : High-level public and private sector radiocommunication stakeholders from around the globe gathered in Geneva today to mark 90 years of sustainable development of the Wireless Ecosystem, with the 90th anniversary of the CCIR[1]/ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Groups. The achievements of the ITU-R Study Groups was recognized as a testimony of the inspiring global …

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IMF, Iraq Discuss Iraq Stand-By Arrangement Review

Washington, D.C (ABC Live): Iraq Stand-By Arrangement Review :The Iraqi authorities and the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continued discussions in Amman from November 17 to 21, 2017 on the third review of 36-month Iraq Stand-By Arrangement Review (SBA). The IMF Executive Board approved the SBA on July 7, 2016 (See Press Release No. 16/321), and com pleted the …

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Know ILO The Fair Recruitment Initiative

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fair Recruitment Initiative :In today’s globalized economy, workers are increasingly looking for job opportunities beyond their home country in search of decent work and better livelihoods. In addition, millions of workers migrate internally in search of decent work. Public and private employment agencies, when appropriately regulated, play an important role in the efficient and equitable functioning …

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ICAO Supports Open Air Traffic Flow Management

Singapore (ABC Live): Air Traffic Flow Management : ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu told ICAO Member States today that in order for them to safely and efficiently manage forecast growth, and optimize the social and economic benefits of increased international routes and flights, they need to become more open to sharing flight data in support of new Air Traffic Flow …

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21 Million HIV Patients Have Access to Antiretroviral Therapy

New York (ABC Live): Antiretroviral Therapy : About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, spotlighting that this remarkable progress has been made possible by people living with HIV demanding their rights, strong leadership and financial commitment. “People, no matter what …

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António Guterres Hails Africa Continental Free Trade Area

New York (ABC Live): Continental Free Trade Area : Africa’s industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, marking the UN-proclaimed day for Africa’s industrialization. “This year’s Africa Industrialization Day highlights the links between industrial developmentand Africa’s moves towards establishing a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA),” Mr. Guterres said in his message for the Day. …

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