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A view of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, 2005
Photo/ICJ/Jeroen Bouman

UK must end ‘unlawful’ administration of Chagos Archipelago ‘as rapidly as possible,’ top UN court rules

The UK Government is “under an obligation” to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago “as rapidly as possible” the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the UN, stated in an Advisory Opinion released on Monday. The Opinion calls the continued administration of the archipelago “unlawful,” and “a wrongful act.”

UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Diversified economy key to development of SIDS

A diversified economy is the key to future of small island developing states, according to Ambassador of Mauritius to the UN.

At the time of independence in 1968, the economy of Mauritius was almost wholly dependent on sugar.

But that’s changed and now Mauritius has a wide range of economic activities.

Island nation off the east coast of Africa is attending the third International conference on SIDS which is being held in Samoa in the first week of September