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Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

US,UK Worry After China Plastic Waste Imports Ban

New Delhi (ABC Live): China Plastic Waste Imports Ban : China decided to ban imports of plastic waste at the end of last year, it left major exporters of plastic waste unprepared. According to the Worldwatch Institute, the average North American or European consumes 100 kilograms of plastic every year. Globally, only 14 per cent of our plastic waste is being recycled. Current recycling machines …

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SOP1 of Year of Polar Prediction Starts on 1st February

Goa (ABC Live):Year of Polar Prediction :  The Arctic Winter Special Observing Period (SOP1) of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) commenced on 1 February 2018. WMO looks forward to the extensive extra observations to be conducted by the YOPP community at numerous Arctic stations, as a part of YOPP-endorsed field campaigns, and by autonomous instruments. These observations will help …

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ITU Aims Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

Geneva (ABC Live): Artificial Intelligence :The 2nd AI for Good Global Summit at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, 15-17 May 2018, will take action to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerates progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The summit is organized by ITU with support from the XPRIZE Foundation, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and sister …

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ECOSOC Youth Forum Calls for Active Role in SDGs

NEW YORK ( ABC Live) ECOSOC Youth Forum :Youth leaders from around the world have called for action to improve the future of young people in the world of work. More than 700 took part in a two-day forum at UN headquarters at the annual ECOSOC Youth Forum. As part of the debates, a group of nearly 200 participants took …

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UN-Habitat Bats for New Urban Agenda in WUF9

Kuala Lumpur (ABC Live):UN-Habitat  : The head of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) said on Wednesday that a week-long conference on sustainable urban development that kicked off Wednesday in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, will open a “global conversation about our cities and human settlements.” “With its genuine openness and inclusive nature, the World Urban Forum (WUF9) is unique …

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OHCHR Backs Democratic Government in Maldives

New York (ABC Live): Maldives : The declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives by President Abdulla Yameen and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees have undermined the checks and balances necessary in any functioning democracy, the United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday. “The suspension of several functions of the judiciary and Parliament, and the restrictions on …

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Know China Footprints in India First Maldives

New Delhi (ABC Live): Maldives : The way the foreign policy of China has evolved in recent decades to consolidate its interests could be an object lesson to other countries. Initially, China‟s Asian policy focused on North-East and South-East Asia. But in recent times, South Asia has gained tremendous importance in China‟s foreign policy, which currently aims to maintain and …

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