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IAEA Signs Deal with China on Low Enriched Uranium

New Delhi (ABC Live):Low Enriched Uranium: IAEA Director General and Wang Yiren, Acting Chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), signed a transit agreement last week for the transport of low enriched uranium (LEU) in support of the IAEA LEU Bank. LEU is the basic ingredient used to fabricate the fuel that runs most nuclear power reactors in the ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai Becomes UN Messenger of Peace

New York (ABC Live):Malala Yousafzai :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. “You have been to the most difficult places […] visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in the Beka’a Valley,” said Mr. Guterres at a ceremony ... Read More »

UN Shows Helplessness in US Cruise Missiles Attacks Syria

New York (ABC Live):US Cruise Missiles Attacks :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged restraint to avoid any escalation of the situation in Syria, after the United States responded militarily to an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this week. “I continue to follow the situation in Syria closely and with grave concern,” said Mr. Guterres in a statement. According to the US, the ... Read More »

Chemical Weapons Usage in Syria Angers UN

New York (ABC Live): Chemical Weapons:United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons –in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims of the incident and their families. He noted that the UN Security Council ... Read More »

US Cuts Financial Support for UNFPA

New Yrok (ABC Live);  UNFPA :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the United Nations population agency, stating that the announcement is based on a misinterpretation of the UN agency’s work. The Secretary-General “believes that the decision is based on an inaccurate perception of the nature and importance of the ... Read More »

Putin Visits St. Petersburg Metro Explosion Site

Moscow (ABC Live): The explosion in the metro of St. Petersburg was conducted by a suicide bomber, Interfax reports with reference to law-enforcement agencies. The terrorist has already been identified. Earlier, it was reported that the terrorist suspect left a suitcase bomb in the carriage and left. “According to one of the versions, the explosive device was detonated in the ... Read More »

Sustainable Development With Population Ageing: UN

New Delhi (ABC Live):Population ageing :The United Nations advisory body on issues related to population and development today kicked off its annual session, with a focus on changing population age structures and sustainable development. “Population ageing and population decline have now become key issues for a growing number of Member States,” Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo told ... Read More »

UN Appreciates China Ban on Ivory Trade

New York (ABC Live):Ivory Trade : Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other countries and territories to follow China’s example and improve the survival prospects for elephants across the world. The move, announced by the country’s State Forestry Administration, represents the first concrete steps ... Read More »

IMF Macrofinancial Surveillance World Economy

New Delhi (ABC Live): IMF Macrofinancial Surveillance : On March 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed progress in incorporating macrofinancial analysis and policy advice into Article IV surveillance, drawing on the findings of the staff paper on “ Approaches to Macrofinancial Surveillance in Article IV Reports.” The 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath underscored the ... Read More »

ILO Global Dialogue The Future of Work We Want

GENEVA (ABC Live) –ILO Global Dialogue : As previously announced, the headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva will host a major event on the future of work on April 6-7. ILO Global Dialogue : The Future of Work We Want: A Global Dialogue  will bring together leading economists, academics and actors of the world of work to discuss the ... Read More »