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Palestine to launch 2017- 2022 development plan

Palestinian government is set to launch its new five-year plan for the 2017 to 2022 period in accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said a report. The government has created a national team to steer and co-o

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Dewa's 200MW solar initiative wins UN’s clean chit

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (Dewa) 200MW Photovoltaic Plant Project Activity has achieved the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registration under UNFCCC with an initial crediting period of seven years. The Moh

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Syrian army responsible for 3rd chemical attack, says UN report

An international inquiry conducted by United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has declared that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wrack

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Guterres appointed UN secretary general

The UN General Assembly has appointed António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal, as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres, aged 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN

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World Water Week ends on solid note

The World Water Week ended on a solid note with a call to acknowledge water as a vital player in the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. "Water - the lifeline

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Qatar, Saudi among countries with least disaster risk

Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked among the five countries with the lowest risk of being hit by a disaster, researchers said on Thursday. Qatar, ranked 171st in the world, had the lowest disaster risk globally with a risk percentage(i

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UAE among global top 10 for smart e-services

The UAE has ranked first in the region and eighth globally in the smart electronic services index, part of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ (DESA) E-Government Development Index (EDGI) Survey 2016. The UAE promi

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Bahrain tops in egovt services

Bahrain has taken the first place among Arab countries in the eGovernment Readiness category of the UN eGovernment Survey 2016. Bahrain was also classified, for the second consecutive time, in the Very High eGovernment Development

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UAE among global top 10 for e-smart services

The UAE has been ranked eighth globally, moving up by four ranks in its position in the e-smart services index of the E-Government Development Index (EGDI) issued by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

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China joins UN trucking treaty, stepping onto new Silk Road

China has taken a major step towards establishing a speedy new "Silk Road" to Europe by signing up to a UN trucking treaty. Fifteen years after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is hoping a revival of its

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