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NASA and NOAA Launch JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

New York (ABC Live): JPSS-1 Weather Satellite :The United States has launched the first of its new generation of highly advanced polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. Known as JPSS-1 Weather Satellite (for Joint Polar Satellite System), the new satellite is the first in a series of missions that the US is contributing to the space-based component of the WMO Integrated Global Observing …

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ICTY Convicts Ratko Mladic for War Crimes

New York (ABC Live): Ratko Mladic  :Welcoming today’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by an international tribunal, the United Nations top human rights official said that the verdict is “a warning” to perpetrators of such crimes that they will be brought to justice. “Mladic is …

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ITU Celebrates 90 Anniversary ITU-R Study Groups

Geneva (ABC Live):ITU-R Study Groups : High-level public and private sector radiocommunication stakeholders from around the globe gathered in Geneva today to mark 90 years of sustainable development of the Wireless Ecosystem, with the 90th anniversary of the CCIR[1]/ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Groups. The achievements of the ITU-R Study Groups was recognized as a testimony of the inspiring global …

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IMF, Iraq Discuss Iraq Stand-By Arrangement Review

Washington, D.C (ABC Live): Iraq Stand-By Arrangement Review :The Iraqi authorities and the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continued discussions in Amman from November 17 to 21, 2017 on the third review of 36-month Iraq Stand-By Arrangement Review (SBA). The IMF Executive Board approved the SBA on July 7, 2016 (See Press Release No. 16/321), and com pleted the …

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Know ILO The Fair Recruitment Initiative

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fair Recruitment Initiative :In today’s globalized economy, workers are increasingly looking for job opportunities beyond their home country in search of decent work and better livelihoods. In addition, millions of workers migrate internally in search of decent work. Public and private employment agencies, when appropriately regulated, play an important role in the efficient and equitable functioning …

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ICAO Supports Open Air Traffic Flow Management

Singapore (ABC Live): Air Traffic Flow Management : ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu told ICAO Member States today that in order for them to safely and efficiently manage forecast growth, and optimize the social and economic benefits of increased international routes and flights, they need to become more open to sharing flight data in support of new Air Traffic Flow …

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António Guterres Hails Africa Continental Free Trade Area

New York (ABC Live): Continental Free Trade Area : Africa’s industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, marking the UN-proclaimed day for Africa’s industrialization. “This year’s Africa Industrialization Day highlights the links between industrial developmentand Africa’s moves towards establishing a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA),” Mr. Guterres said in his message for the Day. …

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UNGA, UNSC Jointly Elect Dalveer Bhandari as ICJ Judge

New York (ABC Live): Dalveer Bhandari:  International Court of Justice : The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluding the 2017 elections to the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Dalveer Bhandari, of India, received the absolute majority of votes in elections – conducted independently, but concurrently – at …

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Know Unique Features Small Modular Reactors

Vienna (ABC Live): Small Modular Reactors : The nuclear industry could benefit from a new generation of reactors designed to create inherently safer and more efficient nuclear power plants. These reactors may contribute to the development of more sustainable nuclear energy and may also be used in a variety of industrial applications. Advanced reactors with unique performance and safety features …

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International Day for Tolerance Reminds Tolerance Values

New York (ABC Live): International Day for Tolerance : Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together. “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of …

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