Nations to sign climate action plan
More than 160 countries are to sign a historic accord aimed at slowing climate change during a ceremony in New York today. It will be the largest signing of an international agreement since the Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982. French President Francois Hollande will be the first to sign the Paris Agreement, adopted in the French capital last December.
40th anniversary, with Portraits Of Love
The Home Nursing Foundation (HNF) will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with a series of events, the first of which is a photo exhibition called Portraits Of Love, to be launched at Raffles City Shopping Centre today. Portraits Of Love began with the idea of giving the charity's patients a photograph of themselves. Through taking the photos, HNF, which offers home-based nursing and medical care services, learnt more about its patients.
Private home price data
The Urban Redevelopment Authority will unveil today the finalised numbers relating to the performance of the private property market for the first quarter. Preliminary data released on April 1 showed that private home prices fell an estimated 0.7 per cent in the three months to March 31 from the end of last year, marking the 10th straight quarter of price decline. Prices are now 9.1 per cent below their last peak in the third quarter of 2013.