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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction

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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction
on: October 05, 2015In: ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, OPINION, POLITICSNo Comments

By Rene Wadlow

On 4 October, 2015 Maamun Abdulkarim, the Syrian Director General of Antiquities and Museums, confirmed that the 2000 year old Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra had been blown up by ISIS forces which control the city and the surrounding area. He said “ It is now wanton destruction; their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.”

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Boost growth in stagnant economies

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New UN trade report cites measures to ease financial uncertainty, boost growth in stagnant economies

Source:UN News.

6 October 2015 – According to the 2015 Trade and Development Report, launched today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), urgent measures must be taken to address critical issues in the global financial architecture to establish a more stable and inclusive international monetary system.

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UN General Assembly President hails annual debate

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UN General Assembly President hails annual debate as ‘historic and seminal’
Source:UN News.

3 October 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly wound up its 70th annual General Debate today, attended by the highest number of Heads of State and Government ever, with Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft calling it a “historic” event crowned by the “truly seminal commitment” to achieving ambitious new development goals by 2030.

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Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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UN-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Rene Wadlow*

"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to the international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous."

K. Subrahmanyam. Nuclear Proliferation and International Security.

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