Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition

Intergovernmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council Under ECOSOC Resolution 2003/212 Dated 5th of March 2003.
Designated by the United Nations Economic & Social Council Under Rule 79 of the Council’s Rules and Procedures.

IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM FOR A BETTER WORLD AND THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015 - 2030

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“In the end, it comes down to values, as was said so many times today. We want the world our children inherit to be defined by the values enshrined in the UN Charter:peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity.” António Guterres Secretary General of the United Nations.
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Then UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres is surrounded by Somali refugees in 2011. Photo: AP

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit – 25 - 28 September 2015 70th United Nations General Assembly Fmr. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said:
“The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.” “It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms,” he added. “It is an agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership (that) conveys the urgency of climate action (and) is rooted in gender equality and respect for the rights of all. Above all, it pledges to leave no one behind. The true test of commitment to Agenda 2030 will be implementation. We need action from everyone, everywhere. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are our guide."
HISTORICAL: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015 A /RES/70/1
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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C.A.R. Can't Wait

IIMSAM WORKS WITH CONCRETE DEEDS IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON 1 APRIL 2016
70/259. United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025)

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UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 71/191 THE RIGHT TO FOOD ADOPTED ON THE 19 DECEMBER 2016

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What The UN Says About Spirulina

Spirulina was declared by the United Nations World Food Conference of 1974 as the best food for the future.

"There is a need for both national governments and inter-governmental organizations to re-evaluate the potential of Spirulina to fulfill both their own food security needs as well as a tool for their overseas development emergency response efforts" - The UN-Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Report on Spirulina 2008

"For WHO, Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food." - United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland June 8th, 1993

UN-GA SPIRULINA DRAFT RESOLUTION

SPIRULINA BENEFITS FAO REPORT & GA DRAFT RESOLUTION

FAO
Selected Recommendations of Report

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WHAT THE U.S. FDA SAYS ABOUT SPIRULINA:
Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. GRN 000127

WITHDRAWN 2ND COMMITTEE DRAFT SPIRULINA RESOLUTION OF 2005 THAT LED AS A FOLLOW UP TO REQUEST TO FAO TO PRODUCE A REPORT ON SPIRULINA: SEE THE FAO REPORT OF 2008 SHOWN ABOVE.

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2016/17 (LATEST) REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL TO THE GENERAL-ASSEMBLY. (A/71/3) See Page 102-106 for the official list of Observer Inter-governmental Organisations designated by the Council under rule 79 of the rules of procedure for participation in the deliberations of the Council on questions within the scope of their activities.
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OFFICIAL UN PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING IIMSAM's INTER-GOVERNMENTAL OBSERVER STATUS WITHIN ECOSOC

IIMSAM-OBSERVER STATUS UN ECOSOC
RESOLUTION: E/2003/212
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Officials Records of the UN-ECOSOC-2003 Supplement N0.1(E-2003/99).
Granting Observer Status to IIMSAM.
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UN Certificate of Treaty Registration

Vienna Convention

ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS 1961
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969
Done at Vienna on 23 May 1969. Entered into force on 27 January 1980.
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331 Copyright © United Nations 2005

Remigio Maradona with Ban Ki Moon
IIMSAM's-Secretary-General Ambassador H.E. Remigio Maradona and Fmr. Secretary-General of United Nations H.E. Ban Ki Moon

A WELCOME FROM THE IIMSAM SECRETARY-GENERAL REMIGIO MARADONA

Dear Friends, Official Members and Supporting States, and Stakeholders,

I am most delighted to introduce you to the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM) that is honoured to have the opportunity to serve the international community in the capacity of an Inter-governmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, located at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York.

The linkage between nutrition and human development is well recognized and so is the significance of quality nutrition in public health. Malnutrition is by far the most important single cause of illness and death globally. The costs of malnutrition in terms of lost development and productivity are enormous. Even mild to moderate malnourishment in the womb reduces future cognitive development of a child. It has serious impacts on groups that have traditionally been marginalized such as women and the girl child. Nutrition plays a crucial role in the reproduction of poverty from one generation to the next and must be tackled on an immediate priority basis to secure the United Nations Development Goals 2015-2030.

Without the distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition, it is a fundamental right of everyone to be free from malnutrition and hunger; and have access to safe and nutritious food. Only when basic necessities are fulfilled will there be real progress. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health as the right of every human being cannot be realized unless there is a felt need for establishing equitable and sustainable food systems.

IIMSAM envisions raising the level of nutrition and improvement of public health through Spirulina- a micro-algae abundant in essential proteins, minerals and vitamins that can be easily assimilated by the human body. Spirulina's preventive and curative aspects; and inherent benefits of easy availability, accessibility, and affordability; make it an important policy tool of tremendous practical significance to enrich the human capital across the globe especially among the Developing and the Least Developed Countries.

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