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16. – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IAEA / AMANO

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano told the Agency's Board of Governors that it was necessary to "nearly double the staff resources devoted to verification" in Iran's nuclear programme. IAEA

24 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAB INTERNET

Businesses, schools, non-governmental organizations and public institutions in Somalia are increasingly reliant on the Internet and this hasn't boded too well with the insurgent group, al Shabab, which last week issued a statement banning the use of mobile Internet services and gave service providers a 15-day ultimatum to disconnect the service, threatening to punish those who [...]

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA/ BRAHIMI E3/EU+3

On the sidelines of the Iran nuclear meeting in Geneva, UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif to discuss the crisis in Syria  and possible avenues for a political situation. CH UNTV

7 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA/ SYRIA IAEA

Responding to recent comments by the IAEA nuclear watchdog Yukia Amano that Syria was not fully cooperating with the IAEA on unresolved issues with their nuclear programme, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja' afari said that "the credibility of the national commitment to the NPT cannot be questioned," after citing the introduction in 2003 by his government [...]

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA/ AMANO

IAEA nuclear watchdog Yukia Amano told delegates that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) statements concerning a third nuclear test and its intention to restart its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon, together with its previous statements about uranium enrichment activities and the construction of a light water reactor, are deeply regrettable." UNTV

5 Nov 2013 | Read More »

IAEA / FUKUSHIMA

In a preliminary report, a group of UN experts said that good progress has been made by Japan in remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, while encouraging the Government to better communicate its decontamination goals to the public. FILE

22 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS

Officials from Iran, the European Union, the five permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and Germany began talks at the United Nations in Geneva on Tuesday (15 Oct). CH UNTV

16 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / PAKISTAN

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif told the General Assembly today (27 September) “the war against terrorism must be waged within the framework of international law," underlining that "the use of armed drones in the border areas of Pakistan is a continued violation of our territorial integrity." UNTV

27 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GA / CTBT WRAP

Hungary's Foreign Minister  János Martonyi, said that each of the eight countries that have not yet ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) "depends upon the other" to take the first step towards ratification.  Martonyi, who together withIndonesia's  Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, are presiding the Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the CTBT, said that [...]

27 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GA / ROUHANI WRAP

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif  met with US Secretary of State John Kerry and members of the E3 +3 group to discuss Iran's nuclear programme, while Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani held a private meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Earlier, speaking on behalf of the Non-alligned Movement (NAM), Rouhani presented a roadmap for the total elimination [...]

26 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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