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2030 Agenda for SDGs Seeks Stronger Partnerships

New York (ABC Live):2030 Agenda :Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials today called for stronger partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that resource requirements are met. In her opening remarks at the high-level event, SDG Financing Lab – How to finance the SDGs, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed recalled the Addis ... Read More »

António Guterres Argues UNSC to Prevent Human Rights

New York (ABC Live):António Guterres :Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities. “Article 24 of the UN Charter is clear: the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security rests with this Council ‘in order to ensure ... Read More »

UN Condemns Formation of National Security Council in Somalia

New York (ABC Live): National Security Council :The United Nations and other members of the international community today commended Somalia’s Federal Government and the Federal Member States for agreeing to form a National Security Council , as well as decisions taken on priorities such as fighting corruption and drought response. These decisions follow two days of consultations held in the ... Read More »

Satellite Imagery Reveals Real Mosul Destruction

New York (ABC Live):Mosul Destruction :Using satellite imagery and local researches, the most recent evaluation confirms that western Mosul Destruction has undergone extensive destruction, “far greater than in the east,” according to a senior United Nations aid official in the country. “The level of damage in western Mosul Destruction is already far greater than in the east, even before the battle to ... Read More »

IAEA Launches Web Based Safeguards Declarations

New York (ABC Live): Web Based Safeguards Declarations :Next month, the IAEA will launch a new web-based system streamlining the submission of safeguards declarations by States. These form the basis for the IAEA’s nuclear verification work, which provides assurances to the international community that nuclear material remains in peaceful use. The new State Declaration Portal, which will run on a ... Read More »

UN Report Asks to Invest in water and Sanitation to Achieve SDGs

13 April 2017  New Delhi (ABC Live): UN Report :Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able ... Read More »

India-World Bank Issues BRAP 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live):BRAP 2017 :The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the World Bank Group, released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2017 for implementation by States/UTs on 13.04.2017.  The BRAP includes 405 recommendations for reforms on regulatory processes, policies, practices and  procedures spread across 12 reform areas, that is, ... Read More »

WTO Cautions Deep Uncertainty in Trade Activity

New York (ABC Live):While forecasting that growth in the volume of global merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its weak performance in 2016, the World Trade Organization (WTO) today cautioned that “deep uncertainty” about near-term economic and policy developments in some countries raise the risk that trade activity could be stifled. The WTO, which often cooperates with ... Read More »

UN Organizes International Day of Human Space Flight

New York (ABC Live):Human Space Flight :The United Nations today commemorated the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the first human space flight, which ushered in the beginning of the space era for mankind. “The International Day is an opportunity for us to recognize how much humanity has achieved thanks to international cooperation in ... Read More »

World May Miss Target Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

New York (ABC Live):Sustainable Energy for All :The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for ... Read More »