- Die Welt reported comments by IOM DG William Lacy Swing expressing his admiration for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “visionary and courageous decision” to open Germany's doors to refugees and migrants.
On face value, the Carteret Islands are a little piece of paradise in the Pacific. Located 86km north-east of Buka, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, the atoll is home to a scattering of five picturesque islands and some of the clearest ocean water I have ever come across.
However, dig a little deeper and spend just a few minutes on any of these five, low-lying islands, and the impact of climate change and rising sea levels is evident to even the untrained eye.
Established in 1993, the Somaliland Office of the Accountant General (OAG) has over 100 employees in its head office in Hargeisa (Somaliland) and eight offices spread across six regions in the country. Headed by the Accountant General, the office is entrusted with various functions including accounting and entitlement functions of the government, compiling of accounts reports from various government departments, and prepares finance & appropriation accounts annually.
New technology and better cooperation can account for the dead, taking their families out of limbo, write IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Director General of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) Katheryne Bomberger in The Wall Street Journal.