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"Not that late" on SDGs: Commission chief on Arab states

Listen / ESCWA Executive Director, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, speaks to May Yaacoub in the UN Radio studio. UN Photo

Arab states are late in beginning the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due largely to conflict and instability, but "not that late". That's the cautiously optimistic view of Mohamed Ali Alhakim, the newly-appointed Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), which includes 18 Arab states. He's the [...]

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Austrian scientist prepares for entry into force of UN nuclear ban treaty

Listen / Sofi Esterhazy, mathematician at the University of Vienna. Photo: UN News/Rocio Franco

Scientists are being trained by a UN-backed organization in methods to monitor whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place. The workshops have been organized by a commission known as the CTBTO which is preparing for the entry into force of a UN treaty that bans nuclear explosions anywhere in the world. The historic [...]

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