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Monthly Archives: November 2017

International Conference on CPPNM Begins in Vienna

Vienna (ABC Live): CPPNM : The International Conference on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities commenced at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna today, bringing together more than 800 participants representing governments, regulatory bodies, nuclear facilities, academia, industry and civil society. Over the next four days, they will be sharing experiences, challenges and lessons learned in order to strengthen protection …

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UN Bats for Stern Actions Against Paradise Papers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Paradise Papers :  Ratings agencies must downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices such as tax evasion carried out through off-shore-registered companies, two United Nations human rights experts warned, while urging countries to cooperate to counter this global tax abuse problem. “States must stop harmful tax competition amongst each other and work together to stop unethical tax avoidance schemes for …

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UN Proposes to Establish UN Road Safety Fund

New York (ABC Live):UN Road Safety Fund :Calling for greater efforts to reduce road traffic deaths worldwide, the United Nations envoy for road safety on Monday stressed that a proposed UN fund, along with national investments, would turn the tide of rising fatality numbers. “If established, a global Fund would be of huge significance in the fight to turn the …

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week Starts

New York (ABC Live): World Antibiotic Awareness Week  : As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began …

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COP23 Discusses Funding Developing Countries for Mitigation

Bonn (ABC Live); COP23 :  The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action …

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WMO Signs Agreement with UNFCCC for Cooperation

Bonn (ABC Live): WMO : The World Meteorological Organization has signed an agreement with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) secretariat to boost cooperation in a number of important areas. These include research and evidence to support climate policy-making and climate-smart investment, and technical cooperation to improve climate products and services for mitigation and adaptation action. WMO Secretary General …

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UN Elects 4 New Judges for International Court of Justice

THE HAGUE (ABC Live): International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations yesterday elected four Members of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2018. Judges Ronny Abraham (France), Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia) and Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil) were re-elected …

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Environment Leaders Organize Energy Day at the COP23

Bonn, Germany (ABC Live): Energy Day  : Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans …

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FAO Calls for Resources for Agriculture Sector at COP23

Bonn (ABC Live): FAO  : Investing faster and further in agricultural climate action and to support the sustainable livelihoods of small-scale farmers will unlock much greater potential to curb emissions and protect people against climate change, sector leaders and experts said on Friday at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. “Agriculture is a key factor for the sustainability of rural areas, the responsibility …

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China All Set to Unveil Green Technology Bank at COP23

UN Climate Change, Bonn (ABC Live): :Green Technology Bank : On Saturday, experts at the annual UN Climate Conference will outline how the Green Technology Bank, a key initiative of China focused on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, is boosting technical and financial support for green development. The Bank forms part of China’s evolving …

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