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UNMAS International Appeal Touches $511 million in 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): UNMAS : The United Nations has launched a $511 million international appeal for humanitarian mine action in conflict and post-conflict settings for 2017, a 50 per cent increase from last year’s $347 million consolidated appeal. “Across the world, the conflicts tearing countries, communities and lives apart cause a tragic increase in the number of casualties due ... Read More »

China Economy Encourages Competition in ECA Economies

New York (ABC Live):ECA Economies  :The economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are facing complex headwinds. Against the backdrop of adverse global developments, the prospects for many ECA economies are for weak growth, at best. However, several of the headwinds also carry seeds for future growth. The collapse in oil revenues and remittances, and the associated sharp real depreciations, improve ... Read More »

Trump Announces his 24 Members Cabinet

Washington (ABC Live): United States President Mr. Donald Trump officially announced his cabinet today. As per released statement by White House following are in Mr. Trump cabinet consists of 24 following persons; Vice President Michael R. Pence Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of the Treasury-designate Steven T. Mnuchin Secretary of Defense James Mattis Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions Secretary ... Read More »

ICJ Decides Maritime Delimitation Between Kenya, Somalia

New York (ABC Live):The International Court of Justice – the principal judicial organ of the United Nations – today issued a verdict, admitting an application submitted by Somalia, over the maritime delimitation between it and Kenya in the Indian Ocean. In its final judgement and without appeal, the Court rejected objections raised by Kenya which referred to a memorandum of ... Read More »

UN Condemns Donald Trump Executive Order

New York (ABC Live): 1 February 2017 – Expressing concern that a new Executive Order by the United States President Donald Trump is in breach of the country’s human rights commitments, a group of United Nations rights experts have called on the US to live up to its human rights obligations and provide protection for those fleeing persecution and conflicts. ... Read More »

UN Expresses Concern Over Israeli 5000 Settlements in West Bank

New York (ABC Live):1 February 2017 – The recent announcement by the Israeli Government to advance 5,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank could be an “obstacle” to peace, the spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General today said. In a statement, Stéphane Dujarric, reiterated that unilateral actions threaten to unravel plans for a two-State solution between Israelis and Palestinians. ... Read More »

Guterres Disagrees with Trump over Refugee Protection Regime

New York (ABC Live): Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, expressing concern at decisions around the world that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime. “Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are finding more and more borders closed and increasingly restricted access to the protection they need and ... Read More »

Global Banks Pledges to Invest 6.6 Trillion in Clean, Low Carbon Projects

New York (ABC Live):Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects. The Principles for Positive Impact Finance – a first of its kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable – provide financiers ... Read More »

Nine Neglected International Crises Get 100 Million CERF Grant

New York (ABC Live): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today released $100 million from the organization’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain operations in nine “neglected crises” where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains critically low. The allocation will enable life-saving help for more than 6 million people in Cameroon, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, ... Read More »

Trump Implements United States Code for his Appointees

New York (ABC Live): United States President Donald Trump has issued executive order to implement United States Code for all appointments made by him after 20th January 2017. Follwing the executive order for the same: By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including ... Read More »