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Issues of Interest

Some of the salient political and international security issues of interest, include: international law; peaceful settlement of disputes and non-use of force; right to self-determination and decolonization; reform of the United Nations – including the Security Council; peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations; disarmament and international security; terrorism; and regional and sub-regional political issues.

On development, social, and human rights, some of the issues of interest include: sustainable development and Agenda 2030; the world financial and economic crisis; unemployment; Africa’s development; development challenges of LDCs, LLDCs, and Small Island Developing States; trade; south-south cooperation; food security; international migration and development; energy; climate change; human rights and fundamental freedoms; racism, racial discrimination and slavery; ICT; advancement of women; health – communicable and non-communicable diseases; transnational organized crime; trafficking in persons and drugs, etc