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UNCTAD Asks Corporate to Put People before Profits

New York (ABC Live): UNCTAD  : Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment. A combination of “too much debt and too little demand at the global level has hampered sustained expansion …

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OHCHR Condemns Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing Move

New York (ABC Live): Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing : The United Nations human rights chief today lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh in the past three weeks, as security forces and local militia reportedly burn villages and shoot civilians. “The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic …

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IAEA Alerts on North Korea Nuclear Programme

New York (ABC Live): North Korea Nuclear Programme : Noting signs suggesting that a nuclear plant in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could be operating, the head of the United Nations atomic agency called on the country’s leadership to comply fully with its obligations under Security Council resolutions. “There were indications at the Yongbyon Experimental Nuclear Power Plant suggesting …

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UNSC Imposes Strict Sanctions on North Korea

New York (ABC Live):Norh Korea :The Security Council today unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),Norh Korea imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country’s textile imports and access to gas liquids, and more closely inspecting cargo ships going in and out of its ports. In the approved text, the 15-member Council seeks …

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UNESCO Aims Literacy through Digital Tools

New York (ABC Live): UNESCO :New technologies open opportunities to improve lives and connect globally, but they can also marginalize those who are illiterate and lack other essential skills needed to navigate them, a senior United Nations official today said, highlighting that some 750 million adults worldwide are not literate. “Traditionally, literacy has been considered a set of reading, writing and …

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Care Economy Promises Future Jobs for Women

New Delhi (ABC Live): Care Economy: Care work is to be found in a variety of settings and across formal and informal economies. Some of this care is provided by the health services sector, most of which is formal and public. Public services for childcare, early childhood education, disability and long-term care, as well as elder care, are other areas …

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Know Modi Views on BRICS Emerging Markets

New Delhi (ABC Live): BRICS Emerging Markets : Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the BRICS Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen September 05, 2017, Following is the Text of his address on the occasion. “Your Excellency President Xi Jinping, my esteemed BRICS Colleagues, Distinguished Leaders I am delighted to be here with you all today. Your countries are …

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Know BRICS Business Council Via Indian Eyes

New Delhi (ABC Live): BRICS Business Council : Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the Dialogue with BRICS Business Council , Xiamen, China on September 04, 2017, Following is the Text of his address on the occasion. “Intervention by Prime Minister at the Dialogue with BRICS Business Council in Xiamen, China (September 04, 2017) Your Excellencies, President of the New …

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Know About 71 Points BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration

Xiamen (ABC Live): BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration :On 4 September 2017 Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 4 September 2017 in Xiamen, China, at the Ninth BRICS Summit and signed on Xiamen Declaration. “1. We, the Leaders of the …

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UNAOC Discusses Fake News Challenges for Media

New York (ABC Live): Fake News : Amid the increasing proliferation of fake news and the resulting challenges in discerning accurate information from false ones, a United Nations forum today discussed ways to tackle the complex issue as well as equipping the consumers of information with the necessary skills and tools to assess the credibility of any media message and news …

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