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UNSC Condemns Yemen Terrorists Attack

26 March 2014 (ABC Live): The United Nations Security Council condemned the recent attack in Hadramawt, Yemen, in which 20 soldiers were killed, reaffirming that all acts of terrorism are criminal, and urging all UN Member States to cooperate fully with Yemeni authorities so that those responsible can be brought to Justice. “The members of the Security Council extended their ... Read More »

Chinese Import Restrictions on Rare Earth Materials Violate WTO Rules: WTO

GENEVA, March 26 (ABC Live): The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on Wednesday that China had acted inconsistently with WTO rules with regard to the export measures imposed on the rare earth materials. In regard of the dispute case which was brought against China by the European Union (EU), Japan and the United States in 2012 to WTO, the panel ... Read More »

WTO Urges US Congress to Sanction Much-delayed IMF Quota and Governance Reform Package

WASHINGTON (ABC Live): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde Tuesday urged U.S. Congress to support the much-delayed IMF quota and governance reform package which would boost the global institution’s resources and give emerging economies a bigger say. The IMF has been an “international first responder” in global economy, “but to meet tomorrow’s challenges, the IMF needs to ... Read More »

World Bank Report Recommends Curb on Rapid Urbanization in China

BEIJING, March 25, 2014(ABC Live):   The World Bank new report recommends that China curb rapid urban sprawl by reforming land requisition, give migrants urban residency and equal access to basic public services, and reform local finances by finding stable revenues and by allowing local governments to borrow directly within strict central rules. As China’s people are increasingly concentrated in cities, with ... Read More »

Ban Ki-moon Asks Nuclear Security Summit to Ensure Safer World for All

24 March 2014 (ABC Live): – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today cited deeper global cooperation as “indispensable” to strengthening nuclear security, as he called on leaders to take the necessary steps towards ensuring a safer world for all. “My message to you now, today, is this: be the first mover. Do not wait for others to act. The challenge is one ... Read More »

18 Poor UN Member States Lose Voting Rights Due to Non Payment of Contribution

New Delhi (ABC Live): The 18 extremely poor Member States of United Nations from Africa have lost their rights to vote in general assembly due to nonpayment of their contribution to UN. At present, 18 Member States are in arrears under the terms of Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations, which states: “A Member of the United ... Read More »

India with 99 million Waterless People Stands at 2nd Position after China: UNESCO

New Delhi (ABC Live):The 2014 World Water Development Report, which was released earlier in the week by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN Water says , 768 million people do not have access to an improved source of water, and 2.5 billion do not have access to appropriate sanitation. The report further reveals that places where people ... Read More »

Vietnam Hosted Subregional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Hanoi (ABC Live): From 17 to 18 March 2014, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam hosted a Subregional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage at the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Organized by the IAEA, the workshop was an outreach activity of the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX), an ... Read More »

UNSC Condemns Illicit Export Crude Oil from Libya, Imposes Sanctions on Vessels Involved

New York (ABC Live):19 March 2014 – The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions on vessels involved in such efforts. The resolution requested that Libya inform the Security Council committee overseeing the arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze imposed on the country by resolution 1970 ... Read More »

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits Russia, Ukraine to Resolve Current Crisis

New York (ABC Live):19 March 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart today for a visit to Russia and Ukraine as part of his diplomatic efforts to encourage all parties to resolve the current crisis peacefully, while the United Nations Security Council is set to meet in New York on the latest developments. Mr. Ban’s first stop will be the Russian capital, Moscow, where ... Read More »