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Trump Jerusalem Statement Opens a Pandora’s Box

Trump Jerusalem Statement : US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem is the capital of Israel has been predictably condemned by the governments of all states, except Israel itself. Trump’s own statement on the issue what’s more carefully worded than the reaction to the decision would suggest. In typical Trump style, he expressed the United States’ wish for “an …

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António Guterres Alerts North Korea Military Confrontation

New York (ABC Live): António Guterres : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.” “While all concerned seek to avoid an accidental escalation leading to conflict, the risk is being multiplied by misplaced over-confidence, dangerous narratives and rhetoric, and the lack …

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Palestine to Submit Jerusalem Special Status Resolution in UNSC

New York (ABC Live) Jerusalem Special Status Resolution : A draft Security Council resolution reiterating the special status of Jerusalem — and rejecting any attempts to declare Israel’s capital or to establish an embassy there — would likely be submitted as early as Monday, the Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine told the Palestinian Rights Committee today. On the …

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UNSC Pledges Support for South Sudan Peace Pact

New York (ABC Live): South Sudan Peace Pact : As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal. In a presidential statement, the 15-member Council said it …

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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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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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Children with Disabilities Left Behind in Education

WASHINGTON (ABC Live):– Disabilities Left Behind : Children with disabilities are being left behind by global efforts to improve education opportunities for all, as gaps between children with and without disabilities have increased dramatically in developing countries, according to new research from the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) released ahead of the International Day of Persons …

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Disability is Work Force Diversity Factor : ILO

New Delhi (ABC Live): Diversity Factor: The business case for diversity has been well established by research in recent years. The benefits of diverse workplaces include an increased talent pool and employee satisfaction, strengthened customer orientation, improved innovation and creativity, as well as an enhanced company image. So far, the bulk of research has focused on the impact of Work …

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ICAO Turns Orange Against Gender-Based Violence

Montreal (ABC Live):Gender-Based Violence :The lighting of the Montréal Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization has been turned orange in support of the “Orange the World” 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (#16days and #OrangetheWorld). The campaign is led by UN Women. “As Secretary General of a UN specialized agency, I would like to stress that ending violence against women …

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