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UN Women Argues Global Action for Violence

New Delhi (ABC Live):24 November 2015 – From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one …

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Germany Hosts Conference on Biological Weapons

Wiesbaden (ABC Live):On 20 November a two-day conference on Biological Weapons ended in Wiesbaden, Germany, that engaged representatives of various sectors of industry from around the world, along with Government regulators, to consult on ways to enhance the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004).  Industry has a vital role to play, particularly in supporting the implementation of …

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UN General Assembly Debates Refugee and Migrant Crisis

New Delhi (ABC Live):The UN General Assembly met today to conclude its debate on the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum-seekers (for background information, see Press ReleaseGA/11729 of 20 November), as well as to discuss and take action on resolutions on the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East. On the …

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UNSC Resolution 2249 Adopted Against ISIL

New Delhi (ABC Live): The UNSC resolution 2249 was adopted today and determined that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Sham (ISIL/ISIS) constituted an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security, calling upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq. Unanimously …

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UN Draft Resolution on Effects of Atomic Radiation

New Delhi (ABC Live):Draft Resolution on Effects of Atomic Radiation Speakers Hail Body’s Efforts in Aftermath of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, Its Work on Low-Dose Rate Exposure.More research into the effects of atomic radiation on humans, especially at low-dose rates, was urgently needed, speakers in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) said today as it took up the issue this …

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UN Anti-Corruption Group to Discuss Whistleblowers Role

New Delhi (ABC Live): whistleblowers will be focus of two day   UN Anti-Corruption Group  17th Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting will be convene in Nairobi, Kenya on 08 to 09 December 2015 and discuss whistleblowers. Meeting will discuss the role of whistleblowers in the fight against corruption. In light of increasingly tougher enforcement of anti-corruption laws and regulations Organized in collaboration with …

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21st Century Belongs to Asia: Modi

Text of Prime Minister’s Address at ASEAN Business and Investment Summit Ladies and Gentlemen. I am very happy to be here with you. I feel honoured to address this privileged gathering of the leaders who have transformed South East Asia into one of the most dynamic regions of the world. I congratulate you for this achievement. I also congratulate you …

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UN Secretary-General Expresses Concern Over Nepal-India Border Blockage

New York (ABC Live):20 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined his growing concern over the blocking of essential supplies on the Nepal-India border and called on all sides to lift these restrictions without further delay. The Secretary-General is alarmed by reports of the obstruction, and destruction, of life-saving medical supplies and the continued impact on humanitarian operations,” said …

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OPEC Tries to Settle Price War with Shale Oil

New Delhi (ABC Live): OPEC decided to maintain its production ceiling at 30 million barrels a day in a meeting held in Vienna on Friday. The decision was  taken to carry on  the strategy of unconstrained oil production, as it is seeking to battle for its market share and curb production from high-cost U.S. shale instead of bolstering the oil …

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Nuclear Law Institute Reinforcing Nuclear Legislation in Member States

New Delhi (ABC Live): Member States have long recognized that coherent and comprehensive national legal frameworks are essential for ensuring the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In the past few years, the growing number of international instruments and their complexity has increased the demand for assistance by Member States including the demand for training and capacity building …

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