Within a few hours of each other, on 9 and 10 December, the Wall Street Journal and The Australian – both serious newspapers with long-established records of honest, factual reporting – published editorials focusing partly or wholly on an international conference on racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance that is scheduled to take place… Read More »
Today we are mark International Migrants Day, a week after we commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The close proximity of these commemorations reminds us that all migrants everywhere have the right to dignity and justice, just like anyone else.
Over the last number of years, the international community has paid much attention to the economic dimension of migration and to the links between migration and development, but it has paid much less attention to other aspects of migration, such as the rights of the migrant workers and members of their families.
Sirte, Libya – A three-day pan-African ministerial Conference pledged today to promote water development throughout the continent to fully exploit Africa’s agricultural and hydroenergy potential.
Vienna – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) co-organised a meeting to set up the basis for a forensic network in Southern Africa in recognition of the regional efforts undertaken by the SARPCCO Forensic Science Working… Read More »