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Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

Palestine to Submit Jerusalem Special Status Resolution in UNSC

New York (ABC Live) Jerusalem Special Status Resolution : A draft Security Council resolution reiterating the special status of Jerusalem — and rejecting any attempts to declare Israel’s capital or to establish an embassy there — would likely be submitted as early as Monday, the Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine told the Palestinian Rights Committee today. On the …

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UNSC Pledges Support for South Sudan Peace Pact

New York (ABC Live): South Sudan Peace Pact : As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal. In a presidential statement, the 15-member Council said it …

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António Guterres Bat for Health for all in Health Coverage Forum 2017

Tokyo (ABC Live): Health Coverage Forum 2017 :Health is everyone’s right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN’s readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. “Our goal must be to protect and promote physical and mental well-being for all. Health is both an outcome and a driver of progress,” Mr. Guterres told …

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Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 Alerts on Electronic Waste

New York (ABC Live): Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 : The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “Environmental protection is one of the three pillars of sustainable development …

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Nuclear Technology to Control Mosquitoes

Vienna (ABC Live): Control Mosquitoes : After its success in controlling a devastating fruit fly with nuclear technology, Argentina is gearing up to fight a new enemy: mosquitoes that transmit Zika, in addition to dengue and chikungunya. The method applied in both cases is the sterile insect technique (SIT), an insect birth control method that uses irradiation to sterilize and release insects …

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