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UN Votes to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons – Treaty Awaits Ratification

UN Votes to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons – Treaty Awaits Ratification

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United Nations Conference Vote to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination Background information By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. The Assembly encouraged all Member States to participate in the Conference and decided that it shall convene in New York, under the rules of procedure of the General Assembly unless otherwise agreed by the Conference, with the participation and contribution of international organizations and civil society representatives. The Conference will be held in New York from 27 to 31 March and from 15 June to 7 July. The Conference held a one-day organizational session 
N.Y. appeals court judge found dead near Hudson River

N.Y. appeals court judge found dead near Hudson River

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s highest court, was found dead Wednesday on the bank of the Hudson River, police said. Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered floating fully clothed on the Manhattan side of the river just before 2 p.m., by the Henry Hudson Parkway near W. 132nd St. — just a mile from her central Harlem home. Her husband, who reported her missing Tuesday morning, was brought in to identify the body, sources said. Police sources said there were no signs of obvious trauma or injuries indicating foul play. Abdus-Salaam, who made history as the country’s first female Muslim judge, was nominated in 2013 to serve on the state Court of Appeals by Gov. Cuomo. “As the first African-American woman to be appointed to the State’s Cour