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France Makes Moves on CAR at the Security Council

The resolution will likely be brought for a vote in the coming days. “Diplomats at the United Nations said Thursday that the resolution by France, the former colonial ruler of the Central African Republic, would demand the transitional government’s compliance with previous promises of free and fair elections and unfettered access by aid groups delivering emergency relief supplies. It would threaten unspecified sanctions against ‘those who take action that undermines the peace, stability and security, including those who violate transitional agreements, impede the transitional process and fuel violence,’ according to portions of a draft text shared by diplomats. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the text is still under revision.” (NYT http://nyti.ms/1g84OLH)

International Migration Forum Kicks Off

Big confab at the UN. “The two-day Dialogue seeks to identify concrete measures to strengthen cooperation and enhance the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries, while reducing its negative implications. The event will feature presentations by Member States and a slate of panel discussions on specific issues such as the links between migration and sustainable development, and labour mobility and its impact on development. In his remarks, Mr. Ban presented his report on International Migration and Development, which makes eight key recommendations to ‘make migration work’ for all. They include: protecting the human rights of migrants who are frequently the subject of abuse and exploitation, lowering the cost of migration, and changing public perception of migrants, as many face discrimination on a daily basis.” (UN http://bit.ly/GzZvan)