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Will the International Organization for #Migration ( #IOM ) move closer (in)to the United Nations system?

On September 19, the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) might sign a new relationship agreement. There are several scenarios regarding the content of this agreement, ranging from the IOM becoming a “UN-related organization” such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or the World Trade Organization (WTO) up to full inclusion into the UN system as a specialized agency such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 684 more words

Civil Society

UNGASS 2016: Do No Harm

The prohibitionist war on drugs has led to public health crises, mass incarceration, corruption, and a black market which fuels violence. Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay feel the blight most. 783 more words

Drug Addiction

Jamaica Airs Concerns at the Special UNGA Session (UNGASS 2016) on the World Drug Problem

Here is a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade regarding Minister Johnson Smith’s current visit to the United Nations (her first as Minister, I believe). 356 more words

Jamaica

6 April: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 477 more words

International

Opinion: Canada's campaign for a UN Security Council seat looks needy

Here’s a simple question for those who think it’s terrific news this country is going to campaign for one of the 10 non-permanent seats on the Security Council: How many of the current non-permanent members can you name? 634 more words

National

World Water Day: Play Dry Holi

Hundreds of thousand of Mauritians would be celebrating Holi this Thursday, 24 March 2016. YUVA has launched a national campaign on the occasion of World Water Day 2016 to sensitise Mauritians to save water by playing dry… 255 more words

Mauritius

Watson: Yes, we’re back…and desperate to be liked again

Here’s a simple question for those who think it’s terrific news this country is going to campaign for one of the 10 non-permanent seats on the Security Council: How many of the current non-permanent members can you name? 631 more words

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