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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Know Warsaw Mechanism for Climate Change Impacts

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate Change Impacts : The Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts has submitted its report in COP23 held in Bonn in the Month of November 2017 as following is the action on that: The Conference of the Parties, Recalling decisions 3/CP.18, 2/CP.19, 2/CP.20, 1/CP.21, 2/CP.21, 3/CP.22 …

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ILO Issues Media Glossary on Migration for Gulf Countries

BEIRUT (ABC Live):Media Glossary on Migration:  The ILO has launched a tool for journalists across the Middle East and Gulf region to ensure rights-based and gender-sensitive reporting on migration. The digital and print editions of the “Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration: Middle East Edition ” were launched at a panel discussion at the annual Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism conference at the …

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Know The International Definition of An Aircraft Accident

London (ABC Live): Aircraft Accident : The 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation has been ratified by 191 countries and applies to flights undertaken between them. Annex 13 -Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation to the Convention defines an accident as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft in which a person is fatally or seriously injured, or in …

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Convention on Nuclear Safety on Radioactive Waste

Vienna (ABC Live):Radioactive Waste Management : A workshop to promote the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management ended yesterday in Rabat, Morocco. The three-day event — hosted by Morocco, a Contracting Party to this international legal instrument since its entry into force in 2001 — helped raise awareness among decision-makers from African …

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IAEA Holds Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine

Vienna (ABC Live): Radiation Protection in Medicine :Nothing is as easy as one-two-three, but prescribing radiological examinations is increasingly coming close. With machines, particularly CT-s, becoming more sophisticated and offering fast and easy multislice scanning, patients could get exposed to more radiation than medically justified. The IAEA’s International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine next week will review best practices and progress …

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UN Remembers Universal Declaration of Human Rights

New York (ABC Live): Universal Declaration of Human Rights :The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary. Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, “human rightshave been one of the three pillars of the United Nations, along …

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International Civil Aviation Day 2017 No Country Left Behind

MONTRÉAL (ABC Live):International Civil Aviation Day 2017 : Council President and Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Dr. Fang Liu respectively, issued a joint statement today in celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, 2017: The theme which States have adopted through ICAO for International Civil Aviation Day 2017 is: “Working Together to …

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IAEA Helps Costa Rica to Top Rank in Happy Planet Index

Vienna (ABC Live): Happy Planet Index : While the Happy Planet Index ranks Costa Rica first in the world for environmentally-friendly practices, the country is also the world’s number one producer of fertilizer-hungry pineapples. With the help of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Costa Rican experts are exploring the use of nuclear technology to …

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China Tops in Intellectual Property Rights Filings

New York (ABC Live): Intellectual Property Rights Filings : Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday. …

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WHO Launches Dementia Global Monitoring System

New York (ABC Live): Dementia Global Monitoring System  : The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first Dementia Global Monitoring System , which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 – triple the current 50 million – amid the aging of the global population. Dementia includes Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss and …

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