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16. – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IAEA / AMANO REPORT

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog called on Iran and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to cooperate fully to clear up outstanding issues. Yukiya Amano said the nuclear programmes of both countries remain matters of serious concern. IAEA

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUCLEAR TESTS

United Nations officials called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests. Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs said that the nuclear disarmament "has evolved far beyond the utopian dream so often cited by its critics." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

CAMBODIA / SOFTWARE RICE EXPORTS

Cambodia is a small country with big goals – it plans to become a major rice exporter by the end of 2015. This means almost tripling their current exports.   But how can struggling rice farmers step up their production when they often barely produce enough to feed their children? Surprisingly, the answer may be found [...]

6 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / DPRK KOREAN PENINSULA

North Korean Ambassador Ri Tong Il said that "the US and South Korea joint military exercises is the root cause of the aggravation of tension on the Korean Peninsula",  adding in “if the UN Security Council is genuinely serious about the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, the Security Council should put in the [...]

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

EAST AFRICA/ FOOD SECURITY

Four countries in eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are taking steps to marshal the power of science to boost food and dairy production and reduce disease, which in turn puts more money into farmers' pockets. WORLD BANK AFRICA

12 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LAUNCH WRAP

Launching the UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that this "can bring us closer to our goals of universal energy and a life of dignity and opportunity for all." He underscored that sustainable energy is the golden thread that links poverty eradication, equitable economic growth and a healthy environment. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

IAEA / AMANO

IAEA chief Yukia Amano said the agency was "not in a position" to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran. IAEA

2 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / R!SE LAUNCH

Speaking at the launch of the R!SE initiative – a unique alliance of business, private sector, and academic organization committed to making future  investments safer from disasters, the UN Deputy Secretary General said “the scope and nature of disasters and climate risks are so broad-ranging and so serious that no single actor, no single institution [...]

19 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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