Obituary Fidel Castro 


Fidel’s charisma has made Cuba an important player on the international stage, in Latin America and in Africa especially. My generation in Europe, particularly the leftist had an admiration for the Cuban revolution.

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United Nations DAY


193 nations for 71 years have managed to lift up the United Nations from the ground up to represent the single most unilateral body that encompasses diversity, humility, and unity. The pillars of the United Nations have always rested on human rights and freedom.

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Book 'Globalization and Diplomacy' by Dr Srgjan Kerim 

 

The book of Macedonia's candidate for the post of UN Secretary-General Dr. Srgjan Kerim titled 'Globalization and Diplomacy: In Search of a Better World' was promoted Wednesday afternoon in New York City


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Obituary for Shimon Peres


Shimon was the architect of the diplomatic relations between Israel and Macedonia, and regardless of Israel’s complex political situation and its problems with its neighboring states, he was an amazingly realistic politician, always firm, detailed and determined to resolving intricate problems.


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9/11 Never Forgotten 


An era of unprecedented terrorism has brought dark clouds over the blue skies not only of New York as on September 11, 2001, but all over the globe: from Istanbul to Nairobi, from Moscow to Paris, from Madrid to Baghdad.


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UNited We Stand- World Humanitarian Day 


We must not forget that before we became diplomats, politicians, economists, and so forth we were humans. That must be our starting point and guiding principle in everything we do to make this world a safer and prosperous place for our children. 


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Uniting Efforts to Create Solutions-IOM and the UN


Ahead of the High Level Summit on Refugees and Migrants to be hosted by the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2016, I want to fully support and applaud the adopted resolution to make the International Organization for Migration (IOM) part of the UN system. 


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Commentary on the High Level Thematic Debate on Human Rights


Everything begins with sovereignty of the individual and human security. Without individual safety we cannot discuss employment, equality, migration, gender, education and so forth. Safety is the hallmark of freedom from fear, while well-being is the target of freedom from want.

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World Refugee Day 


It has become more evident that behind the face of migration we synonymously attach meanings like burden, chaos, hostility and we so easily forget about acceptance. It is time to provide a different connotation to migration, one of respect, admiration, and above all bravery.

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In the Name of Sports and Music Let us Eliminate Hatred 


The latest shootings in Orlando, Florida and the accidents in Marseille, France during the Euro 2016 opening soccer match have made me think of how anger and hatred are spreading so rapidly and corrosively like plague. It is truly alarming, appalling and sad for humanity.


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Middle East Peace Initiative in Paris



On French initiative an international meeting was organized in Paris with Foreign Ministers of 28 countries and international organizations. The agenda encompassed re-launching of the Israeli -Palestinian peace process.


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Russian Language Day 


The Russian language is not only one of the six official languages of the United Nations but rather represents an abundant heritage of culture, tradition, history and civilization. It speaks the story of a great nation and its peoples.


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Muhammad Ali Obituary 


Why was he "the greatest"? Because he believed he is the greatest! And there were many reasons to Muhammad Ali’s exceptional personality! He grew up as Cassius Clay and decided to change his identity.


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World Environment Day 


In an effort to preserve our environment, we must focus on several essential issues in particular the reduction of gas emissions and the creation of appropriate mechanisms. 


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UN Peacekeepers Day 


There is something very synonymous that echoes behind the notion of PEACEKEEPING that includes a sentiment of stability, multilateralism, cooperation, dialogue, security and most of all humanity. 



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The World Humanitarian Summit- Final Commentary 


With over 23 000 stakeholder participants from all around the globe, the World Humanitarian Summit represents a highly significant milestone for not only bringing together the international community but stirring discussion, encouraging change and dealing with the most problematic questions on humanitarian aid and world conflicts


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The World Humanitarian Summit- An opportunity and a task! 



We are finally arriving at the point of abandoning our bad conscience of ignorance and the suffering of millions of innocent people across the globe caused by wrongdoing of men

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Dr. Kerim's Comments on the High Level Thematic Debate


As the High Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security: In a World of Risks – a New Commitment for Peace has started On May 10th, 2016 I wanted to stress and reiterate the need of reflecting on today’s threats to peace 


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Eliminating Adversity through Diversity


The theme of the 7th Global Forum held in Baku, Azerbaijan was “Living together in inclusive societies: A challenge and a goal”

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An UN Landmark on Earth Day


A historic landmark has been reached in the United Nations as 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement and made their commitment in the fight against global warming, global greenhouse emissions, and climate action.


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Is a world without nuclear weapons possible?



When fifty heads of states and governments meet we cannot say it is business as usual, especially when their agenda is nuclear weapons.

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Obituary for Hans Dietrich Genscher 


History very often produces personalities. And the other way around, personalities produce history. Such a figure was Hans Dietrich Genscher.

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World Autism Awareness Day


Autism has traditionally found little recognition in mainstream society. Though public awareness is growing, many around the world remain ignorant of it.

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ZERO Tolerance Against Terrorism

In the midst of many challenges the world is facing, we have witnessed more deadly attacks and terrorism than we can possibly overcome. Lahore, Brussels, Ankara have been the targets to violence, but the sorrow and condemnation transcends further, to each nation and human being equally.

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Let us celebrate difference

I would like to express my sincere support and pride for Aleksandar Matovski- Cako who represents the first Macedonian student with Down syndrome to share his life story in the UN headquarters in New York. 

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


Racism has left a profound mark on humankind. It has tarnished communities, caused inoperable damage to nations and has created intolerable suffering to peoples. It is undeniable that humankind has endured many wrong-doings from its own kind. 

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Vive La Francophonie

The value, culture, custom and traditions that are embedded in the language we speak are indescribable.

Le monde de la Francophonie est vaste et divers. Le français est une langue parlée sur les cinq continents, enseignée et étudiée par de nombreuses civilisations et marquées comme référence internationale.

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A UN Commandment- ZERO Tolerance for ALL Forms of Violence


Expressing my utmost condemnation for the terrorist attacks in Côte d'Ivoire and Ankara, Turkey that killed innocent civilians, it is with great urgency that we resort to solidarity and preservation of peace and security in turbulent times of terror. 

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a reminder and recognition of the vital role women play in not only the social, cultural, and political spheres of our lives but also in the development of our societies. 

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Umberto Eco Obituary


For those who haven’t had the opportunity to read my Manifesto called "New Horizons" I would like to mention that it begins with a quotation from Umberto Eco. 

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World Day of Social Justice 


The notion of creating egalitarian and humane societies or institutions is based on the principles of equality, liberty, democracy and solidarity. 

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali Obituary

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was the sixth Secretary General of the UN. The only one who was not reappointed. At first sight one may come to the conclusion that he was not as successful as his predecessors and successors in getting a second term in office. That would be in my opinion a rather superficial statement.

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Munich Security Conference

Dr. Srgjan Kerim spoke at the Parliamentarian Breakfast hosted by members of the Bavarian Landtag, including Dr. Martin Huber. The former Chancellor of Austria, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel gave introductory remarks alongside Dr. Kerim.

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Enough IS Enough


Launching a rocket which can be used as a weapon of mass destruction and nuclear bombs only one month after the UN SC condemned the hydrogen bomb test


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Africa is always on my mind


Times have changed. The world has changed. Africa is changing.


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Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

We remember a time when virulent nationalism and racist ideology catalyzed the systematic persecution and premeditated mass murder of millions of innocent people. The world rose as one and paid a great price to end such a noxious system that placed the ultimate value of humans in their membership in a racially defined collective group rather than in their individuality.

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STOP the Attacks on our Civilization 

Turkey has suffered many innocent casualties in the past period. It has endured tremendous violence, bombings, shootings and attacks...

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Saber Rattling in Pyongyang

The leadership of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea practices a belligerent rhetoric very often addressing issues of international significance.

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On Syria: Back to Diplomacy

If there is a place that epitomizes all the challenges humanity is confronted with today, be it terrosim, be it migration, be it poverty, be it social exculsion or violation of human rights it would be Syria.

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Libyan reconciliation accord: Restoring Stability 

It is undeniable that Libya has experienced tumultuous times of violence and terror since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in 2011. The escalation of civil war, the emergence of terrorist groups, the 2012 Benghazi attacks, and the spread of human trafficking and migration have left a sorrow mark in the history of the Libyan nation. Nevertheless, the initiation and signing of the Libyan Political Agreement allows for a new chance of peace and progress to slowly be ushered in this nation.

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International Migrants Day: Principles rather than prejudice


In coping with the migrant crisis we should be guided by principles rather than prejudice. It is well known that history is full of accidents. At the same time there are events, phenomena and developments which are certainly not accidental. MIGRATION is one such case.

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Women's Equality at the Forefront-Historic Election in Saudi Arabia

A historic landmark for women’s rights and equality in Saudi Arabia. About 19 Saudi women have won seats and representation in the local elections. As one of the founding member nations of the UN, Saudi Arabia has taken a momentous step forward in women’s rights.

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COP21: The Package Deal

La France s’est effectivement prouvée comme l’avocate d'une meilleure gouvernance mondiale! Mes félicitations au Président François Hollande pour avoir tracer le chemin pour parvenir à l’accord universel et historique du Bourget. Mes compliments au Ministre des affaires étrangères, Laurent Fabius pour la réalisation impeccable de la COP 21. Mes salutations et félicitations aussi aux 195 pays qui ont reconnu la tache historique dans la lutte contre le changement climatique.

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Human Rights Day: WE Comprise Humanity

On December 10th, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights initiated a new birth for humankind, transcribing what used to be understood as common law into legal framework. The Preamble of the Declaration reads “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” and today, more than ever we should honor and implement these standards.

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COP21: A historic agreement will inspire more action and bolster cooperation

To define the outcome of the Paris Climate Change Summit as "a historic agreement" is not an exaggeration. For those who will write history it will be a turning point in the way how mankind decided to cope with the impacts of pollution caused by human activities. And it is much more than that!

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COP21: Where there is a Will, there is a Way

As 200 world leaders gather at the Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Le Bourget, France, we are starting to experience the true meaning of the saying “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

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Violence Against Women is a Universal Concern

Violence is not an expression of strength. Rather, it is an inferior behavior stemming from weakness and distorted values on the essence of life.

Twenty-two years have passed since the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women was adopted by the UN General Assemblyas a basic framework and action plan in communities worldwide, yet more than 1 out of 3 women around the world still experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse.

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Addressing Climate Change

Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and carbon emissions are just few of the posing and urgent threats that can lead to extreme poverty and homelessness for over 100 million people. If current trends in climate change continue, one of 6 species could become extinct, and our planet as we know it will suffer detrimental consequences.

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UNited Against Terrorism

In response to the adopted resolution by the UN Security Council on November 20th 2015, where the “15-member body declared the group’s terrorist attacks abroad ‘a global and unprecedented threat to international peace’ I commend the UN Security Council for its determination to erase terrorism in the face of ISIL.

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Tolerance Day: Let Tolerance Pave the Way

Today, our security has been threatened. Humanity has been attacked. We hear the outcries from Paris, but we are all Paris. Today we are one world, under one nation and we grieve. We grieve that our most valued, our most precious, our people have suffered so violently.

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United Nations Day


The founders of the UN undoubtedly had a vision: to make the UN a centerpiece of multilateralism. As we mark the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations, one might ask, has this noble goal been fully accomplished?

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Spanish Language Day

Language is not a mere method of communication between peoples but rather a culture of its own, a pinnacle of deeper meaning and consciousness.

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How To Fight Poverty

Acknowledging the relevance of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, poverty stands out as a stark reminder of the fundamental values and priorities of today. Ticking like a clock in our consciousness, it reminds us of the importance and urgency in addressing this pending matter.   

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Commandment of the Hour

In the statement by Pope Francis before the US Congress, “each son and daughter has responsibilities.” I would add that these responsibilities transcend national borders. I feel a sense of responsibility for my fellow citizens across the globe, as we are all members of one family; the family of humankind and the state of this planet is our common concern.

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