Washington, DC - September 22, 2016 - ASM President, Susan Sharp, attended the historical United Nations General Assembly on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which convened at the UN headquarters in New York this Wednesday, September 21. Heads of State addressed the gravity and causes of AMR, and drafted a resolution of collaborative, cross-cutting approaches to improving the current state of AMR.
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Ladies and Gentlemen. Water impacts on our lives and our environment on a much wider scale. Water is a crucial factor in the climate change debate. There is also a linkage to natural disasters and their aftermath. As we recently witnessed in Haiti and Chile, one of the most pressing challenges facing the affected populations was the supply of drinking water and proper sanitation facilities.. Water related disasters are themselves a puzzle: while on one hand we have floods, tropical storms, typhoons, hurricanes and tsunamis, on the other, drought afflicts various parts of the world. This exacerbates the vulnerability, particularly of many developing countries, including Small Island Developing States. This dialogue provides an opportunity to underscore the connection between water, climate change and disaster risk management and the proactive engagement of all stakeholders to cope with these challenges. With increased demand for water and dwindling supply, the scramble for water resources is ...
As a membership-based organization, these major global policy meetings, require strong International AIDS Society (IAS) engagement to speak up on critical issues that our members face. With that in mi
SAMOA SIGNS NUCLEAR BAN TREATY In New York for the 72 United Nations General Assembly meeting, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi on behalf of Samoa has endorsed the "Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons".. "As a signatory to this historic treaty, we wanted to demonstrate unequivocally our aspiration to have a world without nuclear weapons," the Samoan leader told the United Nations General Assembly in his address.. "The conventional narrative that the possession of nuclear weapons will act as deterrent to make the world a safer place to live, is not borne out by the current realities, otherwise the developments in the Korean peninsula would not have happened at all.". Tuilaepa reiterated that Samoa firmly believes that possessing nuclear weapons and adding new nuclear powers only make our world less safe, less secure, and less peaceful - hence the need to rid our world completely of all nuclear weapons.. "No matter the noble goal for having such arsenals, availing them to the ...
South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, US, Sept 20, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] NEW YORK - South Africa has committed itself to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the high-level debate of UN General Assembly Tuesday. « We committed…. .repubhubembed{display:none;}. ...
When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York to address the UN General Assembly it will be a cruel parody of law and justice that will put us on the wrong side of history. Simply put, this charade ignores and undermines basic principles of domestic, international, and humanitarian law. Ahmadinejad will enter the U.S. despite being inadmissible under American law. He will address the United Nations General Assembly despite being in violation of its UN Charter and international law. And, he will be indulged by universities, institutes, and the media, thereby sanitizing his crimes and mocking the suffering of the Iranian people ...
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In New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran underscores the importance of women as a secret weapon in the fight against hunger.. ...
There is no room for complacency when it comes to peace." H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Through the adoption of dual resolutions on peacebuilding and sustaining peace in 2016, the UN General Assembly [A/RES/70/262] and UN Security Council [S/RES/2282] committed to a more comprehensive understanding and approach to peace. On 8 December, QUNO cosponsored an event on sustaining peace coordinated in partnership with the President of the United Nations General Assemblys Office, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the UN Foundation, Global Compact, and New York Universitys Center for International Cooperation . The discussion focused on the topics of prevention and partnerships for sustaining peace, and featured experts from civil society, academia, members of the private sector, and UN colleagues. This event served as a first public meeting for the President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of ...
The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is a United Nations (UN) sponsored congress on the topics of crime, crime prevention and criminal justice, held every five years. It is organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).[1] Participants of the Congress include UN Member States and Observers, international organizations, non-governmental organization and individual experts. The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice acts as preparatory and implementing body to the Crime Congress.[2] Regional preparatory meetings are held to examine the substantive agenda items of the upcoming Crime Congress and to make action-oriented recommendations to serve as a basis for the draft recommendations and conclusions for consideration by the Congress.[3] The event was initially held in 1955, following the dissolution of the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission (IPPC) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950. Initially called the United ...
DRIED VEGETABLES Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations DRIED VEGETABLES 1.- Dried Vegetable Processing - General Information The vegetable dehydration technique is reasonably simple and
French Polynesian leaders are hoping their bid to be re-inscribed on the UN decolonisation list will go to the United Nations general assembly in the next month or two. Mr...
United Nations September 21st high level meeting on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) to shape the international agenda is an effort to use foreign policy realm to address increasingly complex health challenges.. Heads of the States, Heads of Delegations and other Global leaders will meet at the United Nations General Assembly, New York in September 2016 to review the situation and commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance globally. This is the fourth time in the history of the UN that a health topic is discussed at the General Assembly (HIV, noncommunicable diseases, and Ebola were the others).. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and has the potential to upset several countries of their carefully created consensuses on development priorities. The differential impact of AMR on health systems of developed and developing countries needs to be significant and needs careful monitoring. This may further widen the health inequity gap within and ...
A/RES/50/6 40th plenary meeting 24 October 1995 50/6. Declaration on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations The General Assembly Adopts the following Declaration: DECLARATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS Fifty years ago the United Nations was born out of the sufferings caused by the Second World War. The determination, enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" is as vital today as it was fifty years ago. In this, as in other respects, the Charter gives expression to the common values and aspirations of humankind. The United Nations has been tested by conflict, humanitarian crisis and turbulent change, yet it has survived and played an important role in preventing another global conflict and has achieved much for people all over the world. The United Nations has helped to shape the very structure of relations between nations in the modern age. Through the process of ...
Vasily Nebenzya is charged to represent Russia in the United Nations Security Council and the formal meetings of the United Nations General Assembly except the rare ones when the most senior officers of Russia is present (President of Russia or the Minister of Foreign Affairs). Like all the Russian Ambassadors he or she must be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Federation Council. The position of the Russian Representative to the United Nations is the highest position among all the Russian ambassadors serving in various organizations and countries respectively. The ambassador serve as the pleasure of the President. Vasily Nebenzya was nominated by the President Vladimir Putin for his position and was confirmed by the Federation Council. He is serving from July 27, 2017. ...
SUMMARIES OF SUBSTANTIVE RATIFIED LEGISLATION 2003 GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2003 EXTRA SESSION 2003 SECOND EXTRA SESSION 2004 REGULAR SESSION RESEARCH DIVISION N. C. GENERAL ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 2004 400 copies of this document were published at an estimated cost of or about $ 9.30 per copy. September 2004 To the Members of the 2004 Session of the 2003 General Assembly: This publication contains summaries of all substantive legislation of general applicability and certain local legislation having general import of the 2003 Extra Session, the 2003 Second Extra Session, and the 2004 Regular Session. Most local bills are not analyzed in this publication. Significant appropriations matters related to the subject area specified are also included. For an in- depth review of the appropriations and revenue process, please refer to Overview: Fiscal and Budgetary Actions, prepared by the Fiscal Research Division. The document is organized alphabetically by subject areas. Where feasible, the subject area is further ...
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During the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly (Second Committee, Agenda item 52), IIMSAM initiated a revised draft resolution on the "Use of Spirulina to combat hunger and malnutrition and help achieve sustainable development" which was submitted by: Burundi, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Paraguay. As a follow-up on this resolution, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was requested to prepare a draft position on Spirulina. FAOs report was presented in 2008 and includes the following recommendations.... ...
During the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly (Second Committee, Agenda item 52), IIMSAM initiated a revised draft resolution on the "Use of Spirulina to combat hunger and malnutrition and help achieve sustainable development" which was submitted by: Burundi, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Paraguay. As a follow-up on this resolution, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was requested to prepare a draft position on Spirulina. FAOs report was presented in 2008 and includes the following recommendations.... ...
2. Resolution 2758 (XXVI) adopted by the General Assembly in 1971 violates the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Republic of China, a charter Member of the United Nations, participated conscientiously in all the activities of the Organization from 1945 to 1971. However, in 1971, as a result of the adoption of resolution 2758 (XXVI) by the General Assembly, the Republic of Chinas seat in the United Nations was transferred to the Peoples Republic of China. That action had the effect of depriving the Government and the people of the Republic of China of their right to participate in the activities of the United Nations and related agencies, as well as in other important international organizations.. For example, the Republic of China is not allowed to participate in the World Bank or International Monetary Fund. During the recent East Asian financial crisis, it was therefore unable to work formally with neighbouring countries to attenuate the severity of the crisis. In the ...
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be taking part in this extraordinary assembly to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. I convey to you all the respectful greeting of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, who has asked me to convey to you all his cordial good wishes for the success of your work. Today, we are recording an important anniversary. It reminds us of the felicitous occasion of the establishment of the FAO that came into being to free humanity from the spectre of hunger by promoting agricultural projects in every country, with an effective cooperation between States. This is an ever timely goal. Indeed, it is becoming more urgent than ever in the face of a world situation in which peoples are affected by terrible and recurrent food crises, whereas there are other countries whose abundant production gives rise to numerous questions regarding their lifestyle. Today, the FAO is faced by a world which, despite certain painful ...
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July 29, 2020 - Two major global environmental issues are food contamination and waste disposal. Professor Wong Ming-hung, Advisor (Environmental Science), and Dr. Brian Man Yu-bon, Assistant Professor, at the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) have a solution for both.. Contamination and waste disposal are particularly relevant to Hong Kong, which ranks second in per capita seafood consumption in Asia and where, in 2018, over 1.5 kg of waste was sent to landfill sites each day. Eating fish and seafood has important health benefits. They are recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as being important for optimal brain and neurodevelopment in children, as well as lowering the risk of coronary heart disease among adults.. However, contamination can bring along health and environmental risks. This doesnt merely come through polluted seas and rivers: it can also be present in the feed used in fish farms, ...
SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Resources Institute; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; World Resources Institute. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the ...
World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Production Yearbook and data files.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 25 March 2010.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; World Resources Institute; United States Department of Agriculture; World Bank national accounts data. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World ...
Goal-Based Development. The worlds governments have called for sustainable development goals and they are being negotiated in the United Nations general assembly. But does it really make a difference? Will a new set of goals somehow help the world to do what it hasnt yet been able to do? To shift from a business as usual and increasingly dangerous path of economic development to a path of true, sustainable development. Well here, we can look at some evidence, and I think it is pretty powerful evidence. And that is to ask, what have the Millennium Development Goals meant for the world? The UN adopted, in September 2000 in the General Assembly, the Millennium Declaration including the Millennium Development Goals. And as we have talked about it at some length, those eight goals became the centerpiece of the development effort for poor countries around the world. Did they really make a difference? The answer seems to be yes. That there has been a marked acceleration of poverty reduction, disease ...
UNITED NATIONS, New York - The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for increased actions to end obstetric fistula. The largely preventable condition is estimated to afflict some 2 million women around the world - most of them marginalized, impoverished and without access to essential maternal health services.
As reports of the spread of bird flu mount, many have expressed concern about the ability of Central Asian countries to come to grips with the problem. There have also been concerns that the notoriously closed regime in Turkmenistan might be less than forthcoming about any outbreaks there. On 12 January, RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondent Muhammad Tahir spoke with Erwin Northoff, news coordinator for the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about the challenges facing Central Asian countries coping with bird flu.
A Regional Bioethics Action Plan is available in several languages, including goals of bioethics education and a series of recommendations: [ENGLISH, INDONESIAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, KHMER, THAI, URDU, VIETNAMESE]. Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights [ENGLISH, CHINESE, INDONESIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN, RUSSIAN, THAI, VIETNAMESE] Book on participatory exercises - Darryl R.J. Macer. 2008. Moral Games for Teaching Bioethics (UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa, Israel) (book pdf file 1.8Mb; bookcover, 800KB pdf file). A Bioethics Dictionary [in English] is also available. This page of RUSHSAP, UNESCO provides many teaching materials that may be also used as teaching materials. It would be appreciated that Institutions who are considering to use the UNESCO Core Curriculum in Bioethics in Asia and the Pacific countries contact rushsap.bgk at unesco.org to be associated to the formal trials of the curriculum, with evaluation on its applicability to your institution. This page was modified on 3 ...
On 27 May 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Vuk Jeremić, President of the United Nations General Assembly, in Brussels. They discussed the work and priorities of the next UN General Assembly. In particular, they addressed the promotion of peace and security, the implementation of Rio+20 outcomes and follow-up on the Millennium Development Goals, with emphasis on a coherent approach to the post-2015 framework, and the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law ...
On her third day of activities at the UN General Assembly, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin prepares to meet with partners in the private sector, like Mastercard and the Dutch life sciences company DSM. Underlining the role these partnerships have played in strengthening WFP at every level, Cousin says that we cannot reach the goal of a more food secure world without support from the private sector. To follow WFPs activity in and around the UN General Assembly this week, follow us on Twitter via this hashtag: #wfpunga.. ...
President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning in New York and delivered a stern message to those responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. The attacks on our civilians in Benghazi were attacks on America, said Pres. Obama.
PART 2: Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, 2017:. Below is the transcript from second half of President Trumps address to the UN General Assembly in NYC on Sept. 19. The Presidents speech was 41 minutes in length. Todays post (the second half of his speech), is divided into two parts to make it more manageable. (Watch the videos under "Resources" below.). In Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamist extremism that inspires them.. We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.. We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations. It is time to expose and hold responsible ...
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INTERPOL plays a unique and invaluable role in fostering cooperation and promoting the rule of law in keeping with the highest ideals of the United Nations, UN Secretary General Kofi A. Annan said in a message to INTERPOLs 71st General Assembly, a worldwide international law enforcement event gathering over 450 senior police chiefs from 139 member coun ...
As a member of the United Nation during the past 30 years, Viet Nam has actively taken part in the organisations activities in such fields as peace, international security, disarmament, socio-economic and cultural development, and environmental protection. The First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Le Cong Phung, made the remark in an interview by the Viet Nam News Agency after the general debate of the 61st United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25. Viet Nams candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in the 2008-2009 term is representative of the Partys and States foreign policy for independence, self-control, diversification and multilateralisation of international relations, Phung said, adding that it will also help the country make further contribution to the international communitys activities. According to the senior official, as a UN Security Council member, Viet Nam will have more chances to work with other member countries in … [Read more...] ...
(OTTAWA) - Today, on Human Rights Day, the Green Party recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
Nicoleta Panta, +41(0) 22 9179310/[email protected] Background What is CED and why it matters? The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to prevent enforced disappearance. The text was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2006 and came into force on 23 December 2010. As of December 2016, 56 States have ratified the Convention. The ratification of the Convention by a State expresses its political will to end enforced disappearance and to protect its own citizens from this heinous practice. If the principles of the Convention are fully implemented, then the practice of enforced disappearance can be eradicated and people can be effectively protected from enforced disappearance all over the world. This protection is essential for the citizens of those States which experienced the tragedy of disappearance in the past and/or continue to ...
Nicoleta Panta, +41(0) 22 9179310/[email protected] Background What is CED and why it matters?. The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to prevent enforced disappearance. The text was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2006 and came into force on 23 December 2010. As of December 2016, 57 States have ratified the Convention.. The ratification of the Convention by a State expresses its political will to end enforced disappearance and to protect its own citizens from this heinous practice.. If the principles of the Convention are fully implemented, then the practice of enforced disappearance can be eradicated and people can be effectively protected from enforced disappearance all over the world. This protection is essential for the citizens of those States who experienced the tragedy of disappearance in the past and/or continue to ...
The Addiction editorial by Robin Room, Jürgen Rehm and Charles Parry point out that this year the United Nations General Assembly sessions,will hold a special session on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), emphasizing the importance of addressing such diseases in order to reduce the global burden of illness.. Together with smoking, diet and physical inactivity, consumption of alcohol is among the four most important risk factors for non-communicable disease (NCD). Alcohol consumption, especially heavy consumption, impacts on cancer, liver cirrhosis and stroke. To reduce the burden of NCD, effective alcohol policies should be implemented locally, nationally and internationally, argues the authors.. They claim that the case for increased priority being given to act on alcohol to address NCDs and other public health concerns is now very strong. In this context, the relative lack of action on alcohol is increasingly indefensible. The September meeting at the United Nations is an occasion for ...
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Get this from a library! State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations. In General Assembly, May second session, A.D. 1778 : Resolved, that the act permitting inoculation within this state, and all acts made in addition to and amendment thereof, be and they are hereby suspended until the first day of October next.. [Rhode Island. General Assembly.]
By Erin Luhmann and Saideh Jamshidi;. October 16, 2013 - In September, Iranian President Rouhani granted amnesty to 12 political prisoners as he made his way to an annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. But former Evin prison inmate and 2009 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awardee, Jila Baniyaghoob, cautions this isolated act does not signify democratic momentum. "We heard a lot of noise, inside and outside of Iran," she said. "But we have more than one thousand political prisoners. The judiciary officials have promised the release of more than 80 prisoners, but there is no follow up news. Chances are, they may never be released." Determined to keep the international community vigilant, Baniyaghoob published a memoir, chronicling the time she spent inside Tehrans Evin prison for her work as a journalist. An interview with the author reveals that Women of Evin: Ward 209 is more than a detailed account of the physical and emotional tortures she endured for giving voice to Iranian ...
In less than six months, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will vote on an outcome document that will set the course for the post-2015 implementation of the World Summit on Information Societys (WSIS) goals. This negotiation has the potential to influence the role of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in international development for many years to come. The time leading up to the December 15 - 16, 2015 intergovernmental meeting is crucial because this is the time in which the WSIS ten-year review (WSIS+10) outcome document will be shaped. The two core upcoming dates for contributions are July 31st and October 15th.. Read More ...
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement worldwide. Since 1998, our role has been recognised and endorsed by United Nations General Assembly resolutions.. For the millions of people displaced within their own country, IDMC plays a unique role as a global monitor and analyst to inform and influence policy and action by governments, UN agencies, donors, international organisations and NGOs.. IDMC is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an independent, non-governmental humanitarian organisation.. For more, visit About us section. ...
Issues resolution for consideration by city and county councils around the world. New York City, June 6, 2017 - The Board of the Intelligent Community Forum approved a resolution today calling on cities and counties to declare high-speed, high-capacity, affordable broadband a utility: an essential infrastructure service provided principally for public benefit, which enables economic growth and greater quality of life when it achieves ubiquitous coverage. ICF encourages city and county Councils to download a copy of the resolution at www.intelligentcommunity.org/broadband_utility_resolution and submit it for consideration and formal approval.. Broadband has already been declared a human right in such nations as Finland and by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations General Assembly. In issuing this resolution, ICF seeks to translate that global aspiration to the local level, where broadband is actually deployed. In cities, states, provinces and nations around the world, broadband ...
Verah Okeyo joined the newsroom as an intern at Nation Media Groups Nakuru Bureau after completing her undergraduate studies in Communication and Media technology with IT (Electronic Media option) in Maseno University in 2012. Verah covers science with a particular concentration on the environment and health. She is well travelled with the peak of her career being covering the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2015. As a trained musician and tailor, she occasionally writes about arts and culture. She also blogs at verahokeyo.com. ...
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, but low- and middle-income countries bear the brunt of the disease, with approximately 70% of cancer deaths. High-quality data on cancer incidence and survival are valuable indicators of progress in the fight against cancer. Cancer incidence is part of the set of indicators measured by the WHO non-communicable diseases (NCDs) global monitoring framework to report on progress in implementing the WHO global NCD action plan developed following the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on NCDs in 2011.. "Such information is critical to develop effective national policies for cancer prevention and control," says IARC Director Dr Christopher P. Wild. "High-quality data can allow governments to make informed decisions and direct funds where they are most needed. With WHO Member States agreeing to record cancer incidence, by type of cancer, per 100 000 population, countries have a responsibility to establish population-based cancer registries ...
When Bangladeshs prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, spoke at the United Nations General Assembly this week, she focused on the humanitarian challenges of hosting 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from northern Rakhine State in Burma. They have arrived destitute, victims of a state-led campaign of ethnic cleansing that began after Rohingya militants attacked some 30 police outposts on August 25.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens to undo decades of progress in combatting disease. On September 21, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has confronted this issue - only the third time a health topic has been discussed at a high-level UNGA meeting. The session provided a powerful opportunity to organize the global response to AMR and ensure the future sustainability of antibiotics. Roche and 12 other leading pharmaceutical companies announced a new roadmap laying out four key commitments they will deliver on by 2020 to reduce AMR. The commitments follow the principles identified and agreed upon in the Industry Declaration issued at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year, and reflect the companies intent to continue to proactively contribute to global efforts to address AMR. The key commitments are to:. ...
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Diplomatic and economic issues were on the agenda at bilateral talks held by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on Tuesday, who is in New York attending the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.. The Minister took part in nine bilateral meetings, four of which were negotiations with foreign ministers from African countries in the interests of expanding economic relations with the continent.. Hungarys chief diplomat concluded an agreement on consultation between their respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso, in addition to which Hungary agreed to provide scholarships for students from Guatemala to attend Hungarian universities. "Hungary is calling for the further development of cooperation between the European Union and the countries of the Latin American region", Mr. Szijjártó told the press, adding that "Guatemala will also be supporting our bid for membership of the UN Human Rights ...
Anderson Cooper sat down with Beyoncé hours before the star took the stage on August 10 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall to sing for an audience that included a mix of celebrities and other invited guests.
At the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS in 2001, member states committed themselves to the goal of reducing the proportion of infants infected with HIV by 20% by 2005 and by 50% by 2010.1 During 2005 an estimated 700 000 children were newly infected with HIV, the vast majority in sub-Saharan Africa through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT).2 In South Africa, a country with an antenatal HIV seroprevalence of 30.2%,3 the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme covers less than one-third of the country and to date dual therapy (zidovudine (AZT) during pregnancy and nevirapine at delivery) is still not available in the public sector.4. The efficacy of single-dose nevirapine in PMTCT of HIV in the HIVNET012 trial was 11.9% (95% confidence interval (CI) 8.2 - 15.7).5 The generalisability of trial results to the general population can be difficult.6-8 The challenges with extended prophylactic regimens, when PMTCT is integrated into existing ...
Latest figures from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria show that considerable advances are being made in tackling all three diseases.. Released this week to coincide with the United Nations general assembly high level meeting on HIV/AIDS in New York, the figures show that the fund has delivered 59 million bed nets impregnated with insecticide to families at risk of catching malaria, almost double the number that were issued a year ago.. Michel Kazatchkine, the funds executive director, said there was now clear … ...
The elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis is an important milestone for ending AIDS and sexually transmitted infections as public health threats by 2030, commitments endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly and by the World Health Assembly.. "The validation for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis sends a strong message that the Caribbean is making remarkable inroads to achieving the goal of an AIDS-free generation and the achievement directly aligns with achieving our vision and objectives," said Dereck Springer, Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS. "The spread of the disease from mothers to children is being halted, but elimination status must be maintained and other Caribbean countries must strengthen their services with the goal of receiving validation from WHO," he added.. Other PAHO Member States in the Caribbean are participating in the formal validation process, and it is expected that more will be ...
In late 2003, two international bodies were unable to resolve disagreements that involved bioethical issues. First, the United Nations General Assembly failed to pass a treaty on reproductive cloning because of insistence by some countries that the treaty include a ban on cloning for research. In view of the importance of enacting prohibition of reproductive cloning, the two issues should be separated and each argued on its own merits. Relevant objections to separation of the two issues can be refuted. Second, the European Union (EU) failed to agree on conditions for funding stem-cell research because of the diversity of views and policies of the countries of the EU. Because a stalemate was reached, funding decisions in the next programme cycle will be made on an ad hoc basis. Scientists will not have information they need to plan research programmes, suggesting that clear guidelines, even if restrictive, are preferable to vague unpublicised criteria. ...
In december 2006, the united nations general assembly unanimously adopted a a landmark resolution concerning world diabetes day, recognizing diabetes as a chronic debilitating and costly disease. This resolution makes diabetes day stronger than ever as a global event and makes significant increase in the opportunity to participate by government agencies and media. The gulf ministers, gcc, pledged to place diabetes as top priority on their healthcare agenda and to celebrate the diabetes day with measures taken to prevent and control this epidemic. Thats all are great news, but the real goal of this to raise the awareness of diabetes at various levels from those decision makers politicians to health care providers and people in the community. It is the responsibility of all in making diabetes a health priority now and every one can do whats in his capacity. There is a way out as many complications of diabetes can be prevented and there is a wealth of convincing clinic evidence that diabetes type ...
Sept. 25, 2019. WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2019 - President Trump and Japanese Prime Minster Abe today signed a trade agreement that will once again allow U.S. pork producers to compete on a level playing field in Japan. NPPC President David Herring and President-Elect Howard "A.V." Roth joined President Trump for the signing of the agreement in New York during the United Nations General Assembly meeting.. "I am honored to represent U.S. pork producers today at a signing ceremony so important to my fellow hog farmers around the country," said Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, North Carolina. "Weve seen market share declines in Japan, historically our largest value export market, since the start of the year when international competitors gained more favorable access through new trade agreements. Once implemented, the agreement signed today puts U.S. pork back on a level playing field with our competitors in Japan.". Dr. Dermot Hayes, an economist at Iowa State University, estimates ...
On 27 April 2011, the Regional Office organized a meeting of European delegations to the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control, which took place on 28 and 29 April 2011 in Moscow, Russian Federation. The meeting of European delegations facilitated a coordinated European input to the Global Conference, which will also help shape the European Regions contribution to the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs to be held in New York, USA, in September 2011 ...
Over a year before Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a call for the United Nations General Assembly to adopt 21 June as International Yoga Day and the Assembly approved a resolution to that effect, the White House had exhorted Americans to take up yoga to get physically active and healthier.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day, a day of international observance and opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference. Each year a theme is chosen; the 2018 theme is "nature for water"-exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.. Northland College, located near the shore of Lake Superior, works on freshwater research, policy, and communication year round. Weve created a unique student research track to send students out into the world better prepared to take action and make a difference when it comes to water quality and scarcity.. Student researchers at the Burke Center are involved in a range of field and laboratory projects related to the assessment and management of natural resources throughout the north woods. Fieldwork often includes:. ...
I would like to make decisions within the government," rather than through the ruling party, he said. Japans newly elected parliament is expected to convene Sept. 16, at which time he is likely to be elected prime minister given his partys overwhelming strength in the legislature. Hatoyama also said he would announce a Cabinet lineup the day he is appointed. Such a timetable would allow Hatoyama to assume office in time to attend a Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh and a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, both set for September. Diplomacy - and particularly ties with Washington - were also likely to dominate his first months in office. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is planning to visit Tokyo in October to discuss the U.S.-Japan military alliance. The United States has about 50,000 troops deployed across Japan under a mutual security pact that has been in place for most of the post-World War II era. Hatoyamas Democrats have said they want to re-examine Tokyos relations with ...
MAGUIRE, Gene Andrew, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 11, 1939; attended Budlong Elementary School, Los Angeles, Calif.; graduated, Ridgewood (N.J.) High School, 1956; B.A., Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1961; Ph.D., government, Harvard University, 1966; advisor on political and security affairs, United States Department of State, 1966-1969; member, United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly for five sessions while with the United States Department of State; director, urban development program for Jamaica, N.Y., 1969-1972; consultant, National Affairs Division, Ford Foundation, 1972-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; industrial and labor consultant, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1982; fellow, Institute of Politics, John F. ...
Did you know that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of elements? And that the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019)?
A potential candidate requires at least 10,000 signatures to run for president.. "The candidacy has been supported by 56,516 verified voter signatures," RIK said in a statement on Sunday.. Recent polls indicate that Vucic, a member of the Serbian Progressive Party, is looking to get the support of over half of Serbian voters.. Vucics bid was supported by Socialist Party of Serbia member and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, Party of Serbian Unity leader Dragan Markovic and Strength of Serbia Movement leader Bogoljub Karic, among others.. Former President of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremic and Vojislav Seselj, the leader of the Serbian Radical Party who had been acquitted of war crimes by the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), had previously voiced their plans to run for president.. The deadline for signature submissions has been set for March 12, while the election will take place on April 2.. The Serbian presidential term is five years and is limited to two ...
In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump called the nuclear deal with Iran
In January 2001, the Secretary of the Navy changed Speichers status to "missing in action".[13] This was the first time the Defense Department had ever made such a change.[15][19] In conjunction with the change in classification, Speicher was promoted to Commander,[20] in accordance with Navy practice for POWs held a long time. The 2001 CIA report stated that he may have survived by ejecting.[8] Rumors from Iraq said that Speicher was captive, walked with a limp, and had facial scars.[14] In July 2002, Speicher was further promoted to Captain.[21] Speichers possible situation became a more high-profile issue in the build-up to war. In March 2002, the Washington Times ran five successive front-page articles about it, National Review Online ran a long piece on it,[18] and on 12 September 2002, President George W. Bush mentioned Speicher in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly as part of his case for war against Iraq. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida also took a strong interest in the ...
As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly next week, it can be expected that the intractable Rakhine situation, along with the equally intractable South China Sea situation, will feature as prominent issues that define Southeast Asia.
Last week´s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS in New York was both inspiring and painful. The exclusion of civil society organizations was profoundly wrong
Charges against former United Nations General Assembly president John Ashe for alleged corruption are being greeted with shock. Paul Chapman reports.}
At the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama again pledged his support for a two-state solution in the Middle East, telling the assembly Palestinians deserved a sovereign state and Israel
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has pardoned two imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists, one day before he was to leave for the annual United Nations General Assembly.
FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has appealed for both immediate and long-term actions by the international community to build the resilience of populations in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel to cope with food crises. Graziano da Silva met during the UN General Assembly in New York with Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Designated Chairperson of the African Union Commission ...
President Serzh Sarkisian arrived in Los Angeles Saturday for a three-day visit, after addressing the United Nations General Assembly Thursday and a celebration of the re-establishment of Armenias independence in New York.
For vaccine-specific costs, we define "traditional" vaccines as those in widespread use in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI): Baccillus Calmette Guérin (BCG), three doses each of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) and oral polio vaccine (OPV); (we assume use of this ceases in 2010 following polio eradication), a single dose of measles vaccine (MCV1) for children under one year of age, and two doses of tetanus toxoid (TT2+) vaccine for pregnant women. "Underused" vaccines include a second dose of measles (MCV2); three doses of hepatitis B (HepB) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines; yellow fever (YF); and rubella. "New" vaccines include three doses of rotavirus and conjugate pneumococcal vaccines; and single doses of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and conjugate meningococcal A (MenA) vaccine, for populations at risk.. Deriving country-specific projections. Costs are projected using the following assumptions: (a) routine coverage of existing vaccines based on actual 2005 ...
STATEMENT OF THE HOLY SEE DELEGATION AT THE 64th SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT ON HIV/AIDS. Here below the Statement by H.E. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, before the plenary on Item 44: Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/735) and draft decision (A/64/L54/Rev.1):. Mr. President,. In the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, Heads of State and Government acknowledged with urgent concern that the spread of HIV constituted a global emergency and one of the most formidable challenges to human life and dignity as well as a serious obstacle to the realization of the internationally agreed development goals (A/RES/S-26/2). Five years later in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS they noted with alarm that one quarter of a century into this scourge we are still facing an ...
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Important issues related to the Societys activities and accounting, and any issues raised by the Council, shall be reported to, and deliberated by, the Societys General Assembly. The President of the Society shall, in principle, convene the General Assembly once a year. An Extraordinary General Assembly can be convened, however, following the approval of the majority of the Council members. All resolutions of the General Assembly shall be made following their approval by the majority of attendees of the General Assembly. Any changes to regulations of the Society, however, shall only be made in accordance with Article XXIII.. ...
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As UN General Assembly renewed commitments to tackle non-communicable disease (NCDs) at its meeting in New York on 10 and 11 July, more than 160 international non-profit public interest groups and experts (including EPHA) submitted a joint statement calling for public health legal safeguards. The statement related to commercial trade…
North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board Report Submitted to the Co- Chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Co- Chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Justice and Public Safety April 2004 CJIN General Assembly Report April 2004 Table of Contents i Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 Executive Summary of Criminal Justice Information Network Page 2 CJIN Funding Priorities Page 4 Requests for Special Provisions to Support CJIN Page 5 Appendices A. An Introduction to NC Criminal Justice Information Network ( CJIN) B. CJIN Governing Board C. CJIN Funding Summary D. CJIN Mobile Data Network ( CJIN- MDN) E. Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders - VIPER ( formerly known as CJIN Voice Trunked Network - CJIN- VTN) F. North Carolina Automated Warrant Repository ( NCAWARE) G. North Carolina Juvenile Online Information Network ( NC- JOIN) H. CJIN Data Sharing Standards I. CJIN Network Security J. eCitation K. CJIN ...
Instrumentum Laboris - XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, The vocation and the mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world, 23 June 2015
It was no coincidence that the сapital of Chinas Sichuan province was chosen as a venue for such a prestigious ceremony. This city is one of the most attractive tourism destinations of Celestial Empire. It is known as the homeland of pandas among the foreign guests, as well as the ancient center that is full of historical monuments. The Dujiangyan, an ancient irrigation system near Chengdu city, as well as Mount Qingcheng and Wuhou Temple are well preserved up to now.. Year by year the center of Southwest China is becoming increasingly open to travellers. Here the transit tourists can stay 72 hours without a visa. Chengdu has direct flight connections with more than 200 countries of the world. You can go by airplane even to distant London from Chengdu.. Interestingly, the number of foreign tourists has increased three times in six years. As a result of these achievements, Chengdu became the second Chinese city after Beijing to host the session of the UNWTO General Assembly. The delegation ...
World leaders and policy makers are gathering at UN headquarters for the 70th anniversary session of the General Assembly being held in New York to discuss a full spectrum of international affairs and outline goals for the next 15 years.
The 4thGeneral Assembly of Chinese Crystallographic Society (CCrS) took place July 27-30, 2008 in Huangshan city, China, near the scenic Huang Shan mountain ridge. The General Assembly was accompanied by the academic conference, in which plenary lectures were delivered by Yigong Shi, Ze Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Xiaoming Chen, Zhenhong Mai, and Thomas Blanton (ICDD, USA). Over 120 oral talks were given in 4 conference halls on the topics of: Biological macromolecular structures; Small molecular structures; Powder diffraction methods; and Crystal growth and characterization, fields of the four academic commissions of the CCrS.. Over 500 participants (half students) from throughout China attended the meeting, including some industry exhibitors. The general board committee members of CCrS were re-elected by the majority vote of the participants, and the board committee members held a meeting to elect the standing committee members and the president of CCrS.The first board committee meeting was attended ...
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Cosmetics Europe-The Personal Care Association, formerly Colipa, held its annual General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium in June 2012. The scientific forum discussed topics of interest in EU legislation such as The Cosmetics Regulation, which was set to replace the Cosmetics Directive on July 11, 2013.
Education, jobs creation and praise for District 13 Del. Guy Guzzone were the themes of the night Wednesday during the Columbia Democratic Clubs forum for Maryland General Assembly candidates at the Ridgely's Run Community Center in Jessup. The night assembled the Democratic candidates hoping...
3. Chapter 5 was rearranged for logical reasons without any change of the content.. Changes to paragraphs 1.5.2, 2.2 and 6 were approved during the General Assembly on the 5th of November 1998.. The term active collective member was changed to active sponsoring member and adaptations were made to chapters 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.1 and 3.2 to reflect this modification. The General assembly approved the changes on 25th of November 2004 (exact changes see Newsletter Vol 22_2 pages 31-21.. Changes to paragraph 5.1.1, which allows to increase the committee to nine members, were approved during the General Assembly on the 27th of October 2011 (exact changes see Newsletter Vol 29_2 page 25). Changes to paragraph 2.4, reducing the numbers of reminders sent out befor termination of membership to one, was approved during the General Assembly on November 1st 2012 (exact changes see Newsletter Vol 30_1 page 18).. A hardcopy of the Statutes of the SGMS can be downloaded here.. ...
The 2018 General Assembly of the VIVALDI project will take place from 6 to 8 March 2018, in Weymouth (UK), at the kind invitation of CEFAS.
UNITED NATIONS, New York - A Catholic priest and a non-profit organization specializing in maternal health have been named the winners of the 2014 United Nations Population Award. The General Assembly established the award in 1981 to recognize outstanding achievement in the fields of population and health.
As reports of the spread of bird flu mount, many have expressed concern about the ability of Central Asian countries to come to grips with the problem. There have also been concerns that the notori...
The United Nations has apologized for its response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti that claimed more than 9,000 lives and has pledged to provide both immediate and long-term support for those affected.. Over the last six years, cholera has afflicted nearly 800,000 people on the Caribbean island.. Daniel Dickinson has more details. Speaking at the UN on Thursday, the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon apologized for the loss of life and suffering caused by the cholera outbreak in Haiti.. "On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly: we apologize to the Haitian people. We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti. We are profoundly sorry for our role.". He added that the outbreak had cast a "shadow on the relationship" between the United Nations and the people of Haiti.. "It is a blemish on the reputation of UN peacekeeping and the Organization world-wide. For the sake of the Haitian people, but also for the sake of the United Nations itself, ...
... , passed away quietly in Washington DC last night, May 28, 2014. He fought a long battle with cancer. For those of you who, like myself, had the privilege to work directly with Ciro, I am sure you share with me the sense of loss of this inspiring public health leader. For those of you who did not know him, Ciro is, to a large extent, the reason why immunization has been such a resounding public health success. Inspired by his experience of working on smallpox eradication (much of it in the Horn of Africa), and energized by the success of polio elimination under his leadership in the Region of the Americas, he became a forceful advocate and dedicated supporter of measles and then rubella elimination. Most of the elimination strategies and we follow today were proposed, tested and proven in the Americas under Ciros direction.
Overview In September 2000, 189 countries signed the United Nations Millennium Declaration [A/RES/55/2], committing themselves to eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms by 2015. To help track progress toward these commitments, a set of time-bound and quantified goals and targets, called the Millennium Development Goals, were developed for combating poverty in its many dimensions - including reducing income poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation and gender discrimination. About the Millennium Development Goals The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) include 8 goals, 21 targets and 60 indicators for measuring progress between 1990 and 2015, when the goals are expected to be met. The table below lists the goals, targets and indicators included in the MDGs. Key documents and links related to the MDGs may be found at the UN Statistics Division - Millennium Development Goals Indicators website. Those include access to the most recent version of MDGInfo, a database system designed ...
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