United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is a seminal framework against corruption, which entered into force in 2005. It is a legally binding international anti-corruption document which requires signatory state parties to implement a number of public and private anti-corruption measures through their laws, institutions, and policies. The text ofContinue Reading

United Nations Declaration on the Rights to Indigenous people, adopted in the 107th Plenary Meeting on 13th September 2007, recognises the need to to respect and promote the inherent rights of indigenous peoples which derive from their political, economic and social structures and from their cultures, spiritual traditions, histories andContinue Reading

The youth of today face innumerable societal problems. The social issues facing today’s youth can have major effects on how these young people will in due course turn out as they reach adulthood. As youth and its experiences shape up the adult life which in turn will affect the nationContinue Reading

Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. According to March 2017 Global Financial Integrity Report titled ‘Transnational Crime and the Developing World’, the global market in drug trafficking has an estimated annual global valueContinue Reading

United Nations for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) is the leading agency of the United Nations to promote cooperation among the developing countries. It’s stated objectives are to promote South-South and triangular (North-South-South) cooperation, and streamline and lead global advocacy efforts to develop and strengthen these partnerships, leverage the South-South Global AssetsContinue Reading

Energy is vital to life.  Devoid of it, many billions of people would be left cold and famished. The chief supply of energy comes from fossil fuels, and the principal fossil fuels used today by most developed and developing countries are oil, coal, and natural gas. Among these fossil fuels, oil is theContinue Reading

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have been one of the primary factors of economic growth in both the developed and the developing world. In developing countries, ICTs have served as a major vehicle for advancing sustainable development, and significant improvement in the standard of living in such countries of theContinue Reading

The two day visit of Chile President Michelle Bachelet to Indonesia on 12th and 13th May 2017 has further enhanced the bilateral relations between Chile and Indonesia. The bilateral relations between the two countries were established in 1965, and since then have historically developed in accordance with the principles ofContinue Reading

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Despite the profound changes the world has undergone since the fall of the Berlin wall, torture, unlawful imprisonment and genocide still haunt us. That is why the end of the European Parliament’s mandate is an opportunity to review the vital work done by the EU ensure the promotion and protectionContinue Reading