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UN food agency urges to join global treaty to root out scourge of illegal fishing

UN food agency urges to join global treaty to root out scourge of illegal fishing

United Nations, Oct 7 (UNI) The United Nations food security agency -- calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing -- has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge. The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) – approved by the Conference of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in November 2009 – entered into force last June, making it legally binding on its parties to conduct rigorous inspections of vessels by port rather than flag States, according to a UN News Centre press release here. According to José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of FAO, the PSMA is not only the “main tool” to tackle illegal fishing, it also helps to tackle other serious problems including trafficking of drugs and persons. “We need all countries around the world to be part of the [the Agreement] for it to be highly effective,” he said, speaking at a conference in Malta. So far about 50 countries are parties to the treaty, but many more are needed, added Mr Graziano da Silva. As part of its commitments to implement the Agreement, FAO has set aside seed money to fund support programmes for poorer countries develop their technical, scientific and legal capacity. These resources will be bolstered by voluntary contributions. Also in his remarks, the FAO Director-General announced pledges of $41.9 in funding initiatives for programs aimed at the fisheries sector, including improving fisheries management and livelihoods around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. With these funds FAO aims to reverse the trend of over-exploitation of fish stocks and strengthen the livelihoods of poor coastal communities, which depend heavily on small-scale fishing. The UN agency also announced today that it will spend some $1 million to assist small island developing States through its Blue Growth initiative, geared at providing developing countries with a framework which allows them to rebuild and grow their aquatic economies in a sustainable ecological manner while benefitting coastal communities. UNI XC-SNU 0708

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China, Nepal sign US$2 4-billion of deals

22 Jun 2018 | 2:24 PM

Beijing, June 22 (UNI) China has vowed to support Nepal’s efforts to maintain its “territorial integrity” as Beijing seeks to strengthen its ties with the Himalayan state and expand its influence in South Asia, says a report in the South China Morning Post.

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Trump misrepresents North Korea nuclear agreement

22 Jun 2018 | 2:16 PM

Washington, June 22 (UNI) United States President Donald Trump has offered a misleading characterisation of his deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, insisting the nation had agreed to begin "total denuclearisation" right away, a CNN report has said.

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No sign of North Korea dismantling nuke weapons prog: Mattis

22 Jun 2018 | 2:11 PM

Washington, June 22 (UNI) The US defence secretary, James Mattis, has said he is unaware of any steps taken by North Korea towards dismantling its nuclear weapons programme since the Singapore summit and does not expect any in the immediate future, according to a report in The Guardian.

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India trying to make Chabahar Port operational by 2019: Gadkari

India trying to make Chabahar Port operational by 2019: Gadkari

22 Jun 2018 | 2:03 PM

Dushanbe/New Delhi, June 22 (UNI) India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019 and the opening up of the Port will make CIS countries more accessible, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said.

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Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

22 Jun 2018 | 2:00 PM

Beijing, June 22 (UNI) An ape that is new to science has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in China, a BBC News report has said.

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