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UN Welcomes Colombia New Peace Agreement

2 December 2016  New York (ABC Live):  Colombia New Peace Agreement : Welcoming the Colombian parliament’s ratification of the new Final Peace Agreement between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have expressed hope for its swift implementation for the benefit of all Colombians. In separate statements yesterday, the ... Read More »

Accessible Books Consortium Aims Books For All

New Delhi (ABC Live): Accessible Books Consortium: More than 90% of the world’s books are not accessible. This is what is known as the global book famine. Persons who are blind in developing countries have only a one in ten chance of going to school or of getting a job. They are in danger of being caught in an unfortunate ... Read More »

World Celebrates World Toilet Day

New York (ABC Live):To mark the 2016 edition of World Toilet Day, along with urging action to tackle the oft-neglected global sanitation crisis, the United Nations is also spotlighting the impact of sanitation – or lack of it – on livelihoods and work environments. While the Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the 2.4 billion people around the world who ... Read More »

UN Celebrates UN Television Day on 21st November

New York (ABC Live):UN Television Day : Today UN Television reports from all over the world – news footage direct from the latest humanitarian crisis; documentaries putting a human face to crucial issues of our time – human rights, peace and security, and development; live coverage of the UN Security Council as it responds to global crises, and of the ... Read More »

UN Day 2016 Aims Freedom First

New York (ABC Live): UN Day 2016 marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since ... Read More »

UNAMA Claims Dip in Child Casualties

Kabul (ABC Live): 19 October 2016 – Even though overall conflict-related civilian casualty numbers in Afghanistan fell by one per cent in the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, child casualties saw a marked increase of 15 per cent, the United Nations mission in the country said today. According to the latest figures released ... Read More »

UN Condemns Terror Attack on Kabul Shia Mosque

12 October 2016  New Delhi (ABC Live):Kabul Shia Mosque:The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned last night’s attack at the Shia mosque in the capital, Kabul that killed at least 18 civilians and injured more than 50 others. “This attack deliberately targeting a large group of civilians exercising their right to freely manifest their religion in worship, observance and ... Read More »

Nuclear Free Germany to Keep Partnership with IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live): Nuclear Free Germany: Germany will remain a key partner for the IAEA in nuclear science and technology despite the country’s decision to phase out nuclear power, Director General Yukiya Amano said during a visit to Berlin, where he also attended the World Health Summit and delivered a keynote address. The Nuclear Free Germany government decided in 2011 ... Read More »

After UN Helplessness, Russia ,United States Open Their Cards on Syria

New York (ABC Live): The United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt two resolutions to end the bloodshed in Syria’s besieged eastern Aleppo. Among the two resolutions, the one proposed by France and Spain failed to be adopted as it received a negative vote by permanent member Russia. Such a veto by any one of the Council’s five permanent ... Read More »

International Girl Child Day on 11 October

New Delhi (ABC Live): International  Girl Child Day : There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific ... Read More »