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UN Convention that promotes mediation to resolve trade disputes moves closer to entry into force

Singapore and Fiji have become the first countries to ratify a UN treaty that promotes mediation as an alternative and effective method for resolving trade disputes, thus marking an important step towards its entry into force. 

'No alternative to multilateralism,' in tackling global issues, Singapore tells UN Assembly

Noting that no one country can solve complex issues that transcend national boundaries, Singapore highlighted in an address to the United Nations General Assembly the need for a universal and rules-based multilateral system to confront the global challenges.

“Reinforce rule of law” to allow legitimate fishing

The rule of law at sea must be reinforced to allow people not to suffer from illegal fishing; that’s according to the International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL.

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Better crisis coordination needed between military and civil organizations

Coordination between military and civil organizations in times of humanitarian crises needs to be improved according to a senior disaster relief expert in Singapore.

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Young envoys study best environmental practices during Germany field trip

More than 40 students from developing countries recently took part in a week-long study tour of Germany where they learned first-hand about best environmental practices.

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Ban spotlights Singapore’s work on disaster management and sustainable development

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised Singapore’s response to natural disasters as well as it policies on sustainable development and added that the country’s participation and experience vital for the international community.

UN expert calls on Singapore not to hang Nigerian on drug charges, says breaches rights

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Singapore not to proceed with tomorrow’s planned hanging of a Nigerian for heroin trafficking, charging that the island state’s Government has failed to ensure respect for relevant legal safeguards under international standards.

UN rights expert calls on Singapore not to execute convicted drug trafficker

A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government of Singapore not to execute a man sentenced to death for attempting to traffic heroin, declaring that the execution violate international legal standards.