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UN Warns on Kosovo Serbia Trading Barbs

New York (ABC Live):Kosovo Serbia Trading Barbs : A flurry of recent intolerant and provocative rhetoric has further damaged the trust between Kosovo and Serbia – a development that must be closely watched – though the situation remains generally stable, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo told the Security Council today. “Escalation has been avoided in …

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UN Asks Israel to Comply International Law for Detention

New York (ABC Live): International Law : With some 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails on hunger strike for a second month, an independent United Nations expert vising the region today called on Israel to comply with international law and standards for detention. The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael …

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ICAO Sees Drone Enabled Air Traffic Management

Montréal (ABC Live): ICAO : In the near future, an overhead drone delivery or even a flying taxi may enter your daily life. To make these services safe and efficient, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced today that it will begin establishing low-altitude traffic management guidance for domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and that industry, academia and other innovators will …

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IAEA Supports SESAME to Boost Advanced Research

New Delhi (ABC Live); SESAME : A major international centre for scientific research in the Middle East, supported by the IAEA, was inaugurated in Jordan today. The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) will enable scientists from the region to cooperate on advanced research projects. Over the last decade, the IAEA has facilitated the training …

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António Guterres Compares China’s OBOR with SDGs

Beijing (ABC Live): Speaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres  drew comparisons between China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, saying both are rooted in a shared vision for global development. “Both strive to create opportunities, global public goods and win-win cooperation. And both aim to deepen ‘connectivity’ across countries and regions: connectivity …

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Know Why China is All Out for Belt & Road Concept

New Delhi (ABC Live):Belt & Road Concept :Although often described as a way to revitalise ancient trade routes, today’s B&R initiative is much more comprehensive. Rather than a mere recreation of former connections and corridors throughout Central Asia and the Middle East to connect China and Europe, Belt & Road Concept  intends to go far beyond that. Belt & Road …

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Know China’s Belt & Road Concept, Strategy

New Delhi (ABC Live): China’s Belt & Road  a concept, a strategy:  During various state visits in 2013, China’s president Xi Jinping announced the Silk Route Economic Belt (SREB) and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Route (MSR). These two major initiatives were initially packaged and labelled under the overarching term ‘One Belt, One Road. Those who are new to the term may …

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IFAD Releases Rural Development Report 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live): IFAD Releases Rural Development Report 2016, a distinguishing feature of this report is that it examines rural development in the context of the transformation of rural areas and the wider economy – rural transformation and structural transformation The world is changing rapidly, across urban and rural areas. Growing demand for food – driven by population increase …

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ILO Partners with Tokyo 2020 for Decent Work

TOKYO (ABC Live) Tokyo 2020 :The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee (Tokyo 2020) will sign a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners. The milestone partnership, announced during a visit to Japan by Guy Ryder, the ILO’s Director-General, will be formalized by a Memorandum …

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UN Organizes First World Tuna Day on 2nd May

New York (ABC Live):World Tuna Day : As migratory tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood, the inaugural celebration by the United Nations of World Tuna Day is an important step in recognizing the critical role of tuna to sustainable development, food …

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