Un rapport exhorte les États-Unis et leurs alliés à s’engager à nouveau dans la prévention de la prolifération nucléaire

CHICAGO, 10 févr. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Un nouveau rapport établi par un groupe de travail présidé par Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind et Kevin Rudd et convoqué par le Conseil de Chicago sur les affaires mondiales, soutient que la friabilité des alliances américaines et l’évolution rapide de l’environnement de sécurité ont commencé à remettre en […]

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Report Urges U.S. and Allies to Recommit to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new report by a task force chaired by Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd and convened by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, argues fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have begun to call into question America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the […]

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Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group’s Pump Unit Acquires Intellectual Property to Manufacture Electric Mechanical Actuators

TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (CE&IG), a subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan), announces their Pump Unit has acquired the intellectual property (IP) to manufacture and assemble electric-mechanical actuators (EMA) and the associated control panels. The high force EMA coupled to a cryogenic […]

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Working paper: Accelerating adaptation action in Africa – Insights from African adaptation experts (January 2021)

Africa’s climate is already changing: average land temperatures have increased by more than 1°C since pre-industrial times, sea levels are rising and extreme weather events, such as storms and droughts, are more frequent. Further climate change is inevitable. Adapting to its impacts is essential for African societies to develop sustainably. Now, CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on:\ ● Investing in people’s skills and knowledge.\ ● Investing in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk.\…

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Oxfam response to WHO approval of AstraZeneca vaccine

In response to the announcement from the World Health Organisation today, that its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts recommends the use of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “It is great news that the World Health Organisation has approved the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine, given it is currently the only successful COVID-19 vaccine candidate to have sold the majority of doses to developing countries. “However, given the questions about the effectiveness of this vaccine against the South Africa variant of COVID-19, it is even…

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After visiting Tigray, IFRC President calls for increased humanitarian response

Addis Ababa/Nairobi/Geneva, 10 February 2021 – The President of the world’s largest humanitarian network has ended a visit to Ethiopia’s Mekele city in Tigray region with a plea for increased humanitarian response to better meet the needs of people affected by recent fighting. Speaking at the end of his five day visit to Ethiopia, Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said: “I am very concerned about the conditions that I saw during my visit, including people internally displaced by the fighting,…

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COVID: Using AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘right thing to do’ for everyone, says WHO expert panel

A World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel countered concerns over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine on Wednesday, insisting that “it’s the right thing to do” to use it – even in countries where variants had surfaced. “Even if you have the circulation of a variant in a country, there is no reason that we see for now, not to use the AstraZeneca vaccine as indicated, to be able to reduce the levels of severe disease in that population”, said Dr Alejandro Cravioto, Chair of the Strategic Advisory Group…

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