NAIROBI Wholesale Arizona Diamondbacks Jerseys , Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The third edition of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held in Nairobi from Dec. 4 to 6, the Deputy Director of UN Environment, Ibrahim Thiaw said on Wednesday.
According to Thiaw, the global environment forum will provide a platform for national governments, multilateral agencies Wholesale Atlanta Braves Jerseys , industry and civil society to review progress in attainment of 2030 goals on green and inclusive growth.
""The world's biggest gathering on environment will discuss a range of topics like air quality, chemical pollution, soil, water and marine ecosystem. We expect major decisions to be adopted at all levels to help address challenges facing the planet,"" Thiaw said.
He spoke to Xinhua on the sidelines of a ceremony to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between UN Environment and Kenya's leading telecommunications firm Wholesale Baltimore Orioles Jerseys , Safaricom that seeks to revitalize the green agenda in the country.
Thiaw revealed the theme of this year's UN Environment Assembly will be pollution and its implications on ecosystems, human health and economic development.
""Delegates will discuss pollution on air, soils and marine life and how it is impacting on health of communities and their economic activities. Chemical pollution in particular is degrading ecosystems and affecting quality of life,"" said Thiaw.
He added that governments are expected to adopt far-reaching measures to reduce industrial pollution on vital ecosystem such as oceans and land.
""We hope the global decade of action to curb pollution will be adopted at the end of the assembly,"" Thiaw told Xinhua.
He disclosed that delegates at the global environment assembly will discuss innovative ways to reduce the pollution menace including public awareness Wholesale Boston Red Sox Jerseys , financing and improved governance.
Thiaw said that a special session will be held to review progress governments have made in the implementation of resolutions adopted at last year's United Nations Environment Assembly.
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CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States vowed on Wednesday to further enhance bilateral cooperation in boosting tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
At a forum on China-U.S. tourism cooperation held here as part of the ongoing 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said a recent decision by both governments to extend the validity of tourist visas for each other's citizens will provide great development opportunities for tourism industries of both countries.
Wang, who is co-chairing the JCCT session along with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Trade Representative Michael Froman in Chicago, pointed out that travel and tourism have enjoyed robust growth in China-U.S. commerce and trade cooperation Wholesale Chicago Cubs Jerseys , and also become a critical part of people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
Over the past decade, the number of tourists traveling between China and the United States has reached 28 million, with an annual growth rate of 10 percent.
According to the vice premier, the two countries should work together to make the total number of tourist visits each year exceed 5 million as early as possible, with 10 million as the next goal.
Stressing that tourism development can both produce economic benefits and promote friendship Wholesale Chicago White Sox Jerseys , Wang urged both sides to create a more travel-friendly environment through further simplifying entry and exit procedures, establishing a regular contact and information sharing mechanism, and expanding relevant investment cooperation.
In her address, Pritzker said that thanks to the recent change of visa policy, some 7.3 million Chinese visitors are expected to travel to the United States by 2021 Wholesale Cincinnati Reds Jerseys , contributing nearly 8.5 billion dollars a year to the U.S. economy and supporting as many as 440,000 American jobs.
She also mentioned the need for additional steps to support the increased travel demand that will accompany the visa validity extension, such as the expansion of airline capacity and infrastructure investment.
The tourism forum attracted more than 200 participants from governments and industry of both countries.
The three co-chairs of the JCCT session also attended and addressed several other events here, including a forum on China-U.S. agricultural and food cooperation, a roundtable on China-U.S. investment Wholesale Cleveland Indians Jerseys , and a luncheon with Chinese and American business leaders.
The JCCT session will conclude on Thursday afternoon following a closed-door plenary meeting.
MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Russia strongly condemned the latest missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), as such provocation will further worsen the situation around the Korean Peninsula, the Kremlin said Friday.
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"We strongly criticize such provocative actions and believe that such unequivocal demonstration of condemnation is the sole specific measure that can be taken at the moment," he said.
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