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UN Condemns Ballistic Missile Launch by DPR Korea

New York (ABC Live):Ballistic Missile Launch :Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council today voiced strong opposition to the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, calling on Pyongyang to fully comply with its international obligations to denuclearize. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ... Read More »

World Needs Science ,Science Needs Women

New York (ABC Live): Science Needs Women :Female engineers and computer programmers wanted,’ is the call from a new United Nations report that shows women are increasingly graduating with life science degrees, but still rare in engineering and computer science, especially in developed economies. “An analysis of computer science shows a steady decrease in female graduates since 2000 that is ... Read More »

Explosion Reported in French Nuclear Power Plant

Paris (ABC Live): An explosion was reported at Flamanville nuclear power plant in the north-west of France., As per reports several people were injured as a result of the explosion. A fire broke out after the explosion, but there is no danger for a radioactive leak, officials say. Yet, the situation remains unclear. Flamanville nuclear power plant is located on ... Read More »

UNMAS International Appeal Touches $511 million in 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): UNMAS : The United Nations has launched a $511 million international appeal for humanitarian mine action in conflict and post-conflict settings for 2017, a 50 per cent increase from last year’s $347 million consolidated appeal. “Across the world, the conflicts tearing countries, communities and lives apart cause a tragic increase in the number of casualties due ... Read More »

China Economy Encourages Competition in ECA Economies

New York (ABC Live):ECA Economies  :The economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are facing complex headwinds. Against the backdrop of adverse global developments, the prospects for many ECA economies are for weak growth, at best. However, several of the headwinds also carry seeds for future growth. The collapse in oil revenues and remittances, and the associated sharp real depreciations, improve ... Read More »

Trump Announces his 24 Members Cabinet

Washington (ABC Live): United States President Mr. Donald Trump officially announced his cabinet today. As per released statement by White House following are in Mr. Trump cabinet consists of 24 following persons; Vice President Michael R. Pence Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of the Treasury-designate Steven T. Mnuchin Secretary of Defense James Mattis Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions Secretary ... Read More »

ICJ Decides Maritime Delimitation Between Kenya, Somalia

New York (ABC Live):The International Court of Justice – the principal judicial organ of the United Nations – today issued a verdict, admitting an application submitted by Somalia, over the maritime delimitation between it and Kenya in the Indian Ocean. In its final judgement and without appeal, the Court rejected objections raised by Kenya which referred to a memorandum of ... Read More »

UN Condemns Donald Trump Executive Order

New York (ABC Live): 1 February 2017 – Expressing concern that a new Executive Order by the United States President Donald Trump is in breach of the country’s human rights commitments, a group of United Nations rights experts have called on the US to live up to its human rights obligations and provide protection for those fleeing persecution and conflicts. ... Read More »

UN Expresses Concern Over Israeli 5000 Settlements in West Bank

New York (ABC Live):1 February 2017 – The recent announcement by the Israeli Government to advance 5,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank could be an “obstacle” to peace, the spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General today said. In a statement, Stéphane Dujarric, reiterated that unilateral actions threaten to unravel plans for a two-State solution between Israelis and Palestinians. ... Read More »

Guterres Disagrees with Trump over Refugee Protection Regime

New York (ABC Live): Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are entitled to protection, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, expressing concern at decisions around the world that have undermined the integrity of the international refugee protection regime. “Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution are finding more and more borders closed and increasingly restricted access to the protection they need and ... Read More »