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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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Know the Lausanne Treaty Resultant of First World War

New Delhi (ABC Live): Lausanne Treaty : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, when visiting Greece, called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty. This is thrilling news, the significance of which is comparable to Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In fact, it means the beginning of the revision of the world order established after …

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Turkey Bats for Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine at OIC

ISTANBUL (ABC Live): Jerusalem : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the Islamic world to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused any U.S. involvement in the peace process.   Addressing an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Erdogan called on countries to recognize “Jerusalem as the …

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ICAO Signs Global Standards Agreements with EUROCAE

Montréal (ABC Live): EUROCAE : ICAO concluded new technical information sharing agreements today to help ensure greater alignment between its global standards for international aviation and the related work being pursued by RTCA Inc., the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE), SAE International, and ARINC Industry Activities.   The four memoranda were signed on the sidelines of the UN aviation agency’s …

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IAEA Generates New Quantum Data on Hydrogen Fusion

Vienna (ABC Live): Hydrogen Fusion : A recently completed coordinated research project (CRP) has improved the understanding of fundamental atomic and molecular processes necessary to progress in the development of fusion as a future source of energy. Specifically, the project generated and evaluated data for collisions of hydrogen and helium and the resulting radiative processes, in which energy is released …

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UN General Assembly Calls for Universal Health Coverage

New York (ABC Live): Universal Health Coverage : The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day. In one of the two resolutions adopted today, the UN General Assembly – composed of all 193 UN Member States – called …

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One Planet Summit Bats for Green Business

Paris (ABC Live):One Planet Summit: Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge. “Green business is good business,” the UN chief said, speaking at the opening of …

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Construction Sector to Cut Energy for Paris Agreement

New York (ABC Live): Construction Sector ; The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector’s energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new United Nations-backed research revealed on Tuesday. The Global Status Report 2017, from the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction – first launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and France at the 21st …

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International Criminal Court Bats for its Warrants of Arrest

New York (ABC Live): International Criminal Court ; Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor today told the United Nations Security Council. “I call on this Council to prioritise action on the outstanding warrants of arrest issued by the Court,” Fatou Bensouda told …

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