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16. – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

JORDAN / NUCLEAR DETECTION

A highly sensitive field laboratory to carry out a forensic investigation of a possible nuclear explosion brings together equipment developed by Chinese, American, Russian, and European scientists to strengthen the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty's verification system. CTBTO

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR

Development policies need re-hauling to reflect how people’s minds really work, a new World Bank study argues.   This could help form and realize development goals, including that of breaking poverty cycles from one generation to the next, the study says. WORLD BANK

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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