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Daily Archives: December 20, 2017

ILO Seeks Private Donations for Social Protection Floors

GENEVA (ABC Live) : social protection floors : The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a global appeal to receive private donations to support social protection floors in low and middle income countries.  Donations will contribute to building sustainable social protection systems which could change the lives of some 400 million people who are today excluded from receiving basic social …

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance for Aircraft Flight Tracking

Geneva (ABC Live): Automatic Dependent Surveillance ; At any given time, there are approximately 59,000 aircraft in flight worldwide. The ability to effectively track, monitor and report these aircraft is paramount to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew, as well as that of communities on the ground. The United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – the …

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IMF Concludes Review on Flexible Credit Line,PLL

Washington (ABC Live): Flexible Credit Line : The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been discussing during the past year proposals to reform the Fund’s lending toolkit, with the aim of further strengthening the Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) . In this context, the Board has considered a proposal for a new liquidity facility, as well as improvements to …

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ICAN2017 Concludes with Aim to Air Transport Access

Montréal and Colombo (ABC Live): ICAN2017 ;The Tenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2017) wound up on a high note in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month, with 66 States and territories taking full advantage of the unique one-stop platform and cost-effective multi-negotiation framework to expand air transport liberalization and market access through over 420 new air services agreements and …

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Malaysia Farmers to Grow Stevia in Gamma Greenhouse

Bangi, Malaysia  (ABC Live):  gamma greenhouse : Farmers in impoverished communities in East Malaysia will be able to grow a cash crop starting next year – thanks to nuclear science supported The gamma greenhouse Stevia, a natural sugar substitute, is native to South America and would not survive in Malaysia’s tropical climate. Researchers at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency have used irradiation …

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UNICEF Alerts on Critical Conditions of Children and Women

Geneva (ABC Live):UNICEF : For children and women in the Central African Republic, 2017 has been a very difficult year and sadly, the situation is not expected to improve in the coming months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday. “2017 has seen a dramatic increase in violence. The previously unstable regions, such as the center and the north …

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Fate of UNSC JCPOA Resolution 2231 is Still Critical

New York (ABC Live): UNSC JCPOA Resolution 2231 ; The United Nations political chief told the Security Council Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities. “Almost two years after Implementation Day of …

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