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16. – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IAEA / FUKUSHIMA SEAWATER SAMPLING

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, the Japanese Government has been continually monitoring radioactivity in seawater and publishing the results. In an effort to verify the accuracy of these results, the Japanese authorities requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to undertake joint sampling missions with [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / STATE OF THE WORLDS CHILDREN

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children reports that urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation. UNICEF

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / WMD EXERCISE

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is conducting the "largest ever" Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) exercise in Jordan’s desert to develop its "On Site Inspection" capabilities for when the Treaty comes into force. CTBTO

17 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / ISRAEL WRAP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the General Assembly (GA) not to be "fooled by Iran's manipulative charm offensive," which he said was "designed for one purpose and for one purpose only, to lift the sanctions and remove the obstacles to Iran's path to the bomb." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

On the international day for nuclear disarmament, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated the US President's commitment to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). He said that the Treaty is about “responsible disarmament and, ultimately, it's about advancing international peace and security by building a different structure on which we can all rely.” UNIFEED-UNTV  

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / ROUHANI

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if countries leading the counter-terrorism coalition in Iraq and Syria "do so to continue their hegemony in the region, they would make a strategic mistake." He noted that "since the pain is better known by the countries in the region," it should be them the ones leading the operations [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT WRAP

World leaders agreed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius by cutting greenhouse emissions. Gathered at the Climate Summit in New York, global leaders also committed to put a price on carbon and to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / RAPIDPRO EBOLA

UNICEF's global innovation team launched RapidPro, an open-source app store for international development. Executive Director Anthony Lake said a new app called mHero was now being developed to be used in the Ebola response "and it will allow us then to check on how the health centers are doing and check daily on the health [...]

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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