SIPRI releases its Annual Review 2017, looking back on the institute’s highlights from the previous year.
The Annual Review 2017 covers SIPRI's work throughout the past year, including maintaining its world-renowned databases and evolving its research agenda to adjust to the global threat environment.
BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- China's oceanic authority on Monday called for measures to cope with rising sea levels.
A report released by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said that the average sea level along China's coast in 2017 was 58 mm higher than the average level between 1993 and 2011.
In the past six years, the sea level along China's coast had remained at a high level compared with the pervious 24 years.
Vienna, Austria, January 19, 2018.The 162nd Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$368 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
The public sector loans, which total US$226.1 million, will support the following projects:
Other approvals included five grants totaling US$4.92 million to the following organizations:
Since February 26, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks struck central Papua New Guinea, which was the largest earthquake since 1922. By March 7, the earthquake has caused at least 122 deaths and over one hundred million yuan losses, and many buildings have been destroyed.
↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.
↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to assist refugees and people suffering because of drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
“The generous contribution from the Government of China will help WFP to support millions of drought-affected people and hundreds of thousands of refugees,” said Samir Wanmali, Acting WFP Country Director in Ethiopia.
The Government of the Republic of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China, Friday, March 9, signed an Emergency Humanitarian Food Assistance grant to Liberia. The food assistance is aimed at consolidating and strengthening the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the signing of the Certificate of Handover and Acceptance note for the China-aid grant under which China donated 50 containers of 1,243 metric tons of rice, took place in the Foreign Minister’s conference room.
The Minister for MEIDECC, Hon. Poasi Tei and the Acting Chinese Ambassador to Tonga Mr. Chen Tie yesterday, signed the handover certificate of the Chinese Government cash grant to Tonga at the MEIDECC’s head office.
The grant is part of the Government of the People’s Republic of China assistance to Tonga in the wake of TC Gita.
The Government of China remitted the cash grant to the account provided by the Government of Tonga on the 26th February, 2018.
7 March 2018
A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.
BEIJING, 6 March 2018 – The China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) and UNICEF China announce a new partnership to develop and share research into development approaches that result in improved outcomes for all children in countries relevant to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The partnership, launched in Beijing on 6 March 2018, aims to build knowledge, networks and forums which will support the potential for the BRI to contribute to accelerated delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Children.
2018-03-04 12:15:04|Editor: Mengjie
BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory said Sunday thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to hit parts of the country's southern regions.
From Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon, thunderstorms will sweep parts of Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Zhejiang and Fujian, with hail in some areas, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
Heavy rain will hit those provinces and region as well as Hubei and Jiangsu, with rainfall of up to 50 millimeters in some areas.
On February 12-13 (local time), hurricane GITA hit the south Pacific island country Tonga with a maximum speed of 195km per hour. 75% of the houses in the capital city Nukualofa including the Parliament House have been destroyed, roofs have been lifted, fresh water and power supply have been cut off, causing casualty and major economic loss.
Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018
UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability
NEW YORK, 1 March 2018 – Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a new joint report by UNICEF and GAIN released today. More than 1 in 4 of these children – 4.3 million – lives in South Asia.
Editor: Xiang Bo
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory issued a yellow alert for snowstorm for Wednesday and Thursday as heavy snow continued to hit northeastern China.
The National Meteorological Center said snowstorms would hit parts of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, dropping 5 to 15 centimeters of new snow. Some areas are expected to see blizzards.
The center advised residents to stay indoors and asked local authorities to take precautions on roads, railways, electricity and telecommunications.
CHANGCHUN/SHENYANG/HARBIN, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snow hit northeast China Wednesday, causing flight delays and expressway shutdowns and the suspension of school classes.
As of 5:30 p.m., all sections of expressway in northeast China's Jilin Province were shut down due to snow, according to the local expressway authorities.
The airport in Changchun, capital of Jilin, was closed. More than 100 inbound and outbound flights were delayed, and some 20 inbound flights have been diverted to other airports.
The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has received a boost for its disaster preparedness and response capabilities with a donation of equipment from the People’s Republic of China.
The BDS $6 million worth of equipment, donated by the People’s Liberation Army, comprises 4×4 vehicles, a mobile kitchen, a refrigerator van, a tractor and a vessel. The items were officially handed over by Chinese Ambassador, Yan Xiusheng, to Chief of Staff of the BDF, Colonel Glyne Grannum, during a brief ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort yesterday.
From 2007 to Feb 2017, Asian countries received a total of $21 billion, while Yemen topped recipient countries receiving $13 billion
RIYADH, February 28 (CIC) - Saudi Arabia has donated nearly USD $33billion in global aid in the past 10 years, according to data provided by the Electronic Platform for Saudi International Aid, which was inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the opening of the Kingdom’s first International Humanitarian Forum in Riyadh on Monday.
The second consignment of rice donated by the People’s Republic of China has arrived in the country from Beira, Mozambique, via Mwanza Border.
Department of Disaster management Affairs’ (DoDMA) Deputy Director of Response and Recovery, Dyce Nkhoma, said the consignment, which comprises 1,250 metric tonnes [25,000; 50kg bags] started arriving last week on 50 trucks carrying containers of about 25 tonnes each.
United Nations Secretary-General, High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of the General Assembly and Foreign Minister of Switzerland Address the Council