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‘All refugees want to go home someday’ – UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

26 May 2017 – “I envy the mountains and the trees and the rocks because they will be able to breathe Daraa’s air and I won’t.” Those were the thoughts going through Doaa Al Zamel, when she and her family reached the Jordanian border. It was November 2012, one year and eight months since the […]

Syrie : entre résignation et espoir.

Conformément à la résolution 2336, adoptée à l’unanimité par le Conseil de sécurité le 31 décembre dernier, Moscou, Ankara, et Téhéran se sont réunis à Astana (Kazakhstan) le 6 février afin d’entériner l’accord russo-turc de cessez-le-feu. Un accord étendu à l’ensemble de la Syrie qui exclut les groupes terroristes. Pour autant, les russes et leurs […]

Syrie : retour sur une médiation orchestrée par Moscou et Ankara en vue d’un accord de cessez-le-feu en Syrie.

Samedi 31 décembre 2016, le représentant permanent russe, Vitali Churkine, demande d’urgence la réunion des membres du conseil de sécurité.  « Moscou souhaitait que son projet de résolution –qui soutenait l’initiative russo-turque- soit adopté au plus vite. Nous anticipions ce moment puisqu’ils en parlaient depuis quelques jours. Pourtant, ce n’est que vendredi que les russes ont […]

Turkmenistan to host V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Sport is an effective and flexible instrument for the promotion of peace and development. The outcome document of the United Nations Summit for the post-2015 development agenda notes that sports is an important factor for sustainable development. The UN recognizes the significant contribution of sports into peace and development, as it promotes the establishment of […]

Construction on gas-chemical complex in Ovadandepe is in full swing

            On January 30, 2017 during his working trip to Ahal Region, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited to Ovadandepe the town of near Ashgabat where construction of the plant on production of gasoline from natural gas being conducted. Joint efforts of the “Turkmengaz” State Concern and Consortium established […]

Turkmenistan is adjusted to export further natural gas to Iran though “one good turn deserves another”

The Iranian side made a right choice, having suspended judicial proceedings with the Turkmen side what declared the Head of the National Iranian Gas (NIGC) Company Hamid Reza Araki. The National Iranian Gas Company for an extended period, violating the “take or pay” principle, did not proceed of the Turkmen gas in due volumes. In […]

La France et l’Onu

Depuis quelques années, les relations entre la France et l’Onu ont changé. Et les critiques se font nombreuses : « La France n’a pas de véritable politique d’influence. C’est dommage, car cela lui permettrait d’avoir du poids sur l’échiquier politique mondial, » déplore un expert politique : « Elle considère qu’avoir un siège permanent au […]

Impressions from the Presidential Elections 4 December 2016 in Uzbekistan

Following President Karimov’s death in September this year, the constitution required that elections be held within the next three months. They were to take place on 4th December, and once more, I was invited to be an observer at the elections. I had requested to follow the elections in the cities of Bukhara and Navoi, […]

Launch of the “Macky Sall Prize for Dialogue in Africa

On 11th December 2016, the Prize Macky Sall for Dialogue in Africa was officially launched by the Independent Centre for Research and Initiative for Dialogue (CIRID ) in Geneva. The distinction will serve to honour and encourage all initiatives related to political and social dialogue in Africa.   The CIRID, by his founder and president, […]

QUO VADIS CATALONIA? – Part Two Catalonia, Europe and the World by Albert Pont, President, Catalan Circle for Business (www.ccncat.cat)

In the first part of this article we referred to the historic, political, economic and cultural reasons that, for over three centuries, have underpinned the Catalan claim for self-rule. In this second part, we shall provide readers with a succinct overview of the Catalan “Road Map” to independence together with the economic and legal consequences […]