The Organization of American States(OAS) is the world's oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, which was held in Washington D.C. in 1889.
The OAS unites all 35 independent states, the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical and social government forum in the Hemisphere.
In 2015, the OAS published these 3 titles.
1. Evaluation of progress in drug control
This is an annual report which looks at drug abuse, control and abuse in the Americas. You can access the evaluation report by country.
2. Signs of competitiveness in the Americas: a contribution of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC)
This annual report (since 2012) takes a look at competition, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination in the Americas.
3. International migration in the Americas
This annual report is a unique source of information on migration movements to and from countries of the Americas, with harmonised statistics compiled and published regularly.
Its objective is to monitor developments in migration trends and policies affecting these movements across countries of the Americas on a regular basis, as well as to improve the availability of, and access to, data and statistics on migrants.
(Source: MADGIC Staff / OAS)
UNCTAD Stat is a free database, offered by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, which harmonizes and integrates all statistics related to population, national accounts, foreign direct investment, trade trends, trade structure and market access.
(Source: MADGIC Staff)
This item originally appeared on the MADGICAL Web April 14, 2014.
Acting on the recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council decided on 2 May 2013 to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June for an initial period of 12 months, providing the United Nations “good offices” functions — and a range of strategic policy advice — in support of the Federal Government’s peace and reconciliation process.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2102 (2013), the Council decided that the mandate of UNSOM — which it intended to renew as appropriate — would include the provision of policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peacebuilding and state-building in the areas of: governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor support.