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Monthly Archives: November 2017

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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UNSC Lifts Partial Somalia Arms Embargo

New York (ABC Live): Somalia Arms Embargo : The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the humanitarian exemption. In the resolution adopted by 11 affirmative votes and four abstentions, the 15-member body requested the Somalia and Eritrea …

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IIGCC Confirms New Programme on Disclosure of Climate Risk

Bonn (ABC Live): IIGCC : The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) confirmed today that it is building a new in-depth ‘Investor Practices’ programme to help asset owners and managers better assess and manage both climate risk and opportunity and to report on their actions more effectively. Speaking at COP23 in Bonn, Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of Danish Pension fund PKA …

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10 Science Must Knows Climate Change At COP23

Bonn (ABC Live);10 Science Must Knows Climate Change : As global temperatures climb higher, Earth is approaching tipping points that threaten human security, warn scientists in a new statement to national representatives meeting in Bonn for the annual climate talks. Their warning comes as global emissions are projected to rise after three stable years. Professor Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm …

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