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Brunei becomes 180th ILO Member State
GENEVA (ILO News) - Brunei Darussalam has become the 180th Member State of the International Labour Organization (ILO) following receipt in Geneva of a letter from Mr. Pehin Dato Adanan Yusof, Minister of Home Affairs, stating on behalf of the Government that Brunei formally accepts the obligations of the ILO Constitution.

Brunei Darussalam's membership became effective on 17 January 2007. The country has been a member of the United Nations since 21 September 1984.
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Why the United States Must Do Better in the Global Competition for International Students and Scholars

In order to compete effectively in the growing global competition for talent, the United States must take more seriously its stake in welcoming the world’s best students and scholars, says a new report issued today by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Restoring U.S. Competitiveness for International Students and Scholars argues that the absence of a national strategy to attract international students and scholars is starting to show its effects, and urges a renewed commitment by the United States to this important asset. The contributions of international students and scholars to foreign policy and public diplomacy are well known. In today’s global economy, they are also a vital part of the pipeline of talent on which the United States relies to fill jobs at the cutting edge of research and industry. Global mobility is the norm in today’s world, and crossing borders for study, research, and work is a defining characteristic of life in the 21st century.

To succeed in attracting the knowledge, innovation, and skill we need from around the world, the United States must create and support a climate that encourages the contributions of international talent. While acknowledging improvements in visa processing, and welcoming the frequent statements by high-ranking officials about the importance of international students to key U.S. interests, Restoring U.S. Competitiveness highlights developments in global education and U.S. policy that have combined to diminish the United States’ ability to be a magnet for students and scholars from around the world – and thus to ensure its future security, economic vitality, and global leadership. The report also updates and expands the recommendations of NAFSA’s 2003 task force report In America’s Interest: Welcoming International Students.Restoring U.S. Competitiveness describes an international education landscape that has been transformed in recent years, to which the United States has been curiously slow to respond. Numerous countries have implemented proactive recruiting strategies to attract international students and have adjusted their immigration and work laws to create a more welcoming climate for international talent.

Countries once known primarily as “sending” countries are taking significant steps to bolster their own higher education capacity. New regional competitors and international centers of instruction in higher education have emerged. Students across the globe have an ever-increasing array of choices in terms of where they pursue their studies – and later, how they will contribute their skills and knowledge in the global economy. At the same time, the United States’ capacity to participate in the growing global competition for international students and scholars has been limited by the impact of post-9/11 visa restrictions, by America’s diminished image in the world, and – perhaps most decisively – by the absence of a national strategy to protect the U.S. interest in this key asset. The report outlines the elements of such a strategy, and, in today’s context of global competitiveness, highlights two areas for particular attention:

• Coordinating the efforts of the U.S. governmentThe Departments of Homeland Security, State, Commerce, and Education need strong policy direction, clear mandates, and better synergy in order to coordinate their work related to international students and scholars – whether related to recruitment, services, or monitoring – and pursue a coherent and positive course of action.

• Removing excessive governmentally imposed barriersA comprehensive strategy for international student and scholar recruitment must bring the U.S. immigration system into line with the realities of the global age; articulate a balanced visa policy that facilitates access for students and scholars, consistent with security; and ensure that restrictions on access to laboratories and equipment do not hamper legitimate and important international collaboration in the sciences and technology.

To view the full report, visit: http://www.nafsa.org/CompeteReport

SECOND COMMITTEE CONCLUDES CURRENT SESSION WITH CALL FOR COOPERATION


TOWARDS ACHIEVING CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS

Adopts 11 Draft Resolutions Covering Issues Ranging from Sustainable

Development, Biodiversity to Desertification, Industrial Development Cooperation


The General Assembly would call on Member States to work cooperatively towards achieving the objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in a draft resolution approved today by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) during its closing session, by a vote of 114 in favour to none against, with 49 abstentions.  (See annex II for voting details.)


While no Member State opposed the approval of that text as a whole, a vote was held on a provision that would endorse a link of the Convention’s secretariat to the United Nations, with 108 in favour to 2 against ( Japan, United States) and 48 abstentions.  (See annex I for voting details.)

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Washington, D.C. – Five Georgetown University juniors were recently awarded David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to support study abroad. In addition, five Georgetown graduate students received NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowships. The scholarships are awarded to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean.  

“We congratulate these students on their achievement,” said Kathy Bellows, director of the Office of International Programs. “Their study abroad experiences made possible with this scholarship will be invaluable and lead to a greater understanding about critical parts of the world.”    

Georgetown’s 2007 Boren Undergraduate Scholarship recipients include:

W. Scott Chahanovich, an Arabic and Economics major from Ellicott City, Md., will spend the fall 2007 semester at the Arabic Language Institute and the spring 2008 semester at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He plans to conduct research on the politicization of Egyptian theater and study the Coptic Egyptian community.  

Jason Cheberenchick, a Theology and Government major from Bethel Park, Pa., will spend this summer taking intensive Polish language classes at Jagiellonian University’s School of Polish Language and Culture in Krakow, Poland. He will also take elective courses in Polish history, music, film and culture.  

David Childers, an International Economics major from Ellicott City, Md., will study intensive Mandarin at Peking University in Beijing, China this summer through Columbia University’s Summer Language Program.  

Cameron Stainken, an International Politics and Chinese major from North Kingstown, R.I., will study Chinese language at Peking University in Beijing China during the fall 2007 semester and at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China during the spring.  

Margie Velazquez, an International Politics major from Los Angeles, Calif., will spend the fall 2007 semester at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In addition to taking advanced Arabic language courses, Velazquez plans to take courses related to regional security and terrorism, and Arab politics and history.  

Georgetown’s 2007 Boren Graduate Fellowship recipients include:

Zsofia Budai, a master’s student in Russian and East European Studies from St. Paul, Minn., will study Russian language, foreign policy and political processes at Moscow State Institute of International Relations during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Jeffrey Ellis, a Master of Science in Foreign Service student studying foreign policy and international security from Ashland, Wis., will study intensive Hindi in Mussoorie, India at the Landour Language School from June – September 2007. He will then pursue counterterrorism research at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India until December 2007.

Nathan Field, a master’s student in the Security Studies Program from Wilmington, Del., will study Arabic in Cairo, Egypt at the International Language Institute this summer and at the American University in Cairo during the fall.

Daria Gage, a Master of Science in Foreign Service student focusing on foreign policy and international security from New York, N.Y., will conduct research on the China-MENA nuclear cooperation and the future of the nonproliferation regime beginning January 2008 in Beijing and Kunming, China. She will study Mandarin language and spend several months doing field research in Pakistan, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco.

Haris Siddiqui, a master’s student in the Security Studies Program from Rockville, Md., will pursue Urdu language study in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan, and conduct field research on civil unrest in Pakistan’s Balochistan province during the spring and summer of 2008.

The Boren scholarship program gives preference to students who will study particular languages and areas of study related to U.S. strategic interests, who plan to study abroad for longer periods of time, and who make a commitment to a career in federal service. The program includes a service requirement that award recipients pursue work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security or the Intelligence Community, or another U.S. federal department or agency with national security responsibilities.  

About the Office of International Programs  

The mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) at Georgetown University is to foster the international character of the University by promoting, supporting, and developing a wide range of international and intercultural educational opportunities for members of the Georgetown community. For more information about the Office of International Programs, visit www.georgetown.edu/programs/oip/.

About Georgetown University

Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses in Washington, DC. For more information about Georgetown University, visit www.georgetown.edu

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