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WMO Attends IAEA’s Atomic Bomb Explosion Exercise Bab Al Maghrib

Geneva (ABC Live):Meteorological observers assisted in a successful two-day emergency exercise involving 58 states and 10 international organizations  20-21 November 2013 to test the national and international preparedness to respond to a simulated dirty bomb explosion. The exercise, codenamed “Bab Al Maghrib” was held in Morocco and organized by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). It marked the first time …

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UN General Assembly’s Third Committee Approves Water, Sanitation as Human Rights

New York (ABC Live): The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved 11 draft resolutions today, including a text on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. By the terms of that text, approved without a vote, as orally amended, the General Assembly would call on States to ensure the progressive realization of the human right to safe …

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General Assembly Second Committee Resolves to Amend United Nations University Charter

New York (ABC LIVE): In Sixty-eighth General Assembly Second Committee37th Meeting, the house decided to recognize the importance of strengthening and improving operational activities for development to maximize progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, according to a draft resolution that the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved by consensus today. In the resolution, entitled “Operational activities for development of the …

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UN Organizes Universal Children’s Day on 20th November

New York (ABC Live):20 November 2013 – Drawing a direct link between violence against children and poverty, United Nations officials marked Universal Children’s Day with a call to make child protection a priority in the global development agenda for the decades to come. “Violence against children does more than harm individual children, it undermines the fabric of society, affecting productivity, well-being, and …

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24 Countries Pledge to Contribute $488 Million for United Nations Development Activities in 2014

New York (ABC Live):Twenty-four countries pledged approximately $488 million during a Headquarters event in support of United Nations development activities primarily covering 2014.  The amount represents a decline of approximately $377 million in comparison to last year’s pledges. Opening the 2013 Pledging Conference, Navid Hanif, Director of the Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination in the Department of Economic and Social …

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India and Russia Fail to Solve Kudankulam Power Plant Hurdle

Moscow (ABC Live):  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for mutual talks in Moscow on Monday, signing a series of agreements to boost economic and scientific cooperation, but failing to reach a consensus on the future of a Russian-operated nuclear power plant in Kudankulam power plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. India’s 2010 Nuclear Liability Act, which holds the operator of its nuclear plants liable for accidents, has deterred Russian …

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Manmohan Singh Remembers Close Indo- Russian Friendship at 14th India-Russia Annual Summit

Moscow (ABC Live): Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Day one of his official visit of Russia attended the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit. Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s statement to the media after the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit today: “I am very pleased to be back here in the historic and vibrant city …

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Dr. Manmohan Singh Gets Moscow State Institute of International Relations Honorary Doctorate

Moscow (ABC Live): Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Day one of his official visit of Russia attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate to him. Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, in Moscow today: “I consider …

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IAEA’s International Conference to Discuss Implementation of the Concept of DID in Nuclear Installations

Vienna (ABC Live): the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is all set to organize the four days International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety from October 21-24, 2013 in Vienna. The first International Conference on Topical Issues in the area of nuclear safety was held by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1998 in Vienna, Austria, with …

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UNSC Resolves for Greater Women Participations in Conflict Resolution and Recovery

New York (ABC Live): The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and puts the onus on the Security Council, …

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