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Know About ICAO NCLB Campaign

New Delhi (ABC Live):  ICAO NCLB Campaign : The No Country Left Behind (NCLB) campaign highlights ICAO’s efforts to assist States in implementing ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The main goal of this work is to help ensure that SARP implementation is better harmonized globally so that all States have access to the significant socio-economic benefits of safe and …

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Food Security under 2030 Agenda for SDGs

New Delhi (ABC Live): 22030 Agenda for SDGs :  On 25 September 2015, the UN’s 193 Member States adopted new global goals for the next 15 years (2016-30) at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York. “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Issues related to food and agriculture are comprehensively integrated …

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ILO Salutes Migrants Workers Via International Migrants Day

New Delhi (ABC Live): International Migrants Day ,18 December,  a day of global solidarity with migrant workers – or “temporary expatriate” workers as they are called in the Arab world. On this day in 1990, the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Like all human beings, migrant …

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UN Global Compact Board Sets Targets for 2030 Agenda

New Delhi (ABC Live): UN Global Compact Board: Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Global Compact Board meeting luncheon on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New York today: It’s a great pleasure to join you at this lunch.  My thanks to our co-hosts, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent …

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Ban Ki-moon Briefs General Assembly on Violent Extremism

New Delhi (ABC Live):Violent Extremism:  Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly, in New York today: Let me start by thanking you for your support and wishing you every success as we begin our important work in 2016.  Happy New Year to you all. There was great turbulence in 2015.  As we address those troubles, let …

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Chinese National Shaolin Yang Becomes World Bank CEO

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced the appointments of Mr. Shaolin Yang as Chief Administrative Officer and Mr. Joaquim Levy as Chief Financial Officer for the World Bank Group. The two individuals, each of whom joins the Bank Group with vast financial and management expertise, come at a critical juncture as the organization …

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World Marks Sixth Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

New Delhi (ABC Live): Haiti Earthquake: Tomorrow, world fraternity will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and pay tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel, who perished in this tragic event.  United and in solidarity with all Haitians who have lost loved ones to this catastrophe, we honour the memory of our …

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UNSC Removes ABD AL WAHAB from Ban List

New Delhi (ABC Live):On 11 January 2016, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities removed the name below from the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List after concluding its consideration of the delisting requests for this name submitted through the Office …

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United Nations Charter Imbibes Democracy Basics

New Delhi (ABC Live): United Nations Charter: Although the United Nations Charter includes no mention of the word “democracy”, the opening words of the Charter, “We the Peoples”, reflect the fundamental principle of democracy, that the will of the people is the source of legitimacy of sovereign states and therefore of the United Nations as a whole. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, …

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Democracy and United Nations

New Delhi (ABC Live): Democracy and United Nations :When the founders of the United Nations drafted the Charter 70 years ago, they did not include the word democracy. This was hardly surprising. In 1945, still more than today, many of the UN’s Member States did not espouse democracy as a system. Others laid claim to it but did not practise …

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