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

The Secretary-General is a symbol of the IIMSAM ideals and to carry out the Mandate of the organisation in benefit of those suffering from malnutrition; in particular the poor and vulnerable among them. The Secretary General is “chief administrative officer” of the Organization, who shall act in that capacity and perform “such other functions as are entrusted” to him or her by the Council of Member States for a period of five years under the IIMSAM Treaty Article 2 Section 3 to run the affairs of IIMSAM under the sole jurisdiction of the Secretary-General with complete autonomy.

Article 4 & 5 of the IIMSAM Treaty empowers the Secretary-General with ordinary and the extraordinary administration of the IIMSAM Organisation.The Secretary-General would fail if he did not take careful account of the concerns of the Council of Member States of IIMSAM as well as insubordinate and malice behaviour against the organisation or its members, but he must also uphold the values and moral authority of the IIMSAM and act for the right course of action best suited to preserve the integrity of the IIMSAM organisation, even at the risk, from time to time, of challenging or disagreeing with those same Council of Member States or other parties stakeholders within or outside of the IIMSAM.

Thus, the Office of the Ombudsman was created under a decree if the Secretary-General to perform the following duties described below under the full authority of the Secretary-General including terminating an individual for violating the the IIMSAM Code of Ethics, Its Confidentiality Agreements, Protocols and Procedures aforementioned:

The Post of the Ombudsman:
“When talented and diverse groups function together they produce rich and creative ideas. Yet, the same process can also result in conflict and tension. It is our belief that conflict is a necessary and useful part of life when handled productively. The IIMSAM Ombudsman works to intervene in the intersection where creativity meets conflict and helps to channel these conflicts into productive solutions.

We do this through conflict coaching, by giving feedback to SGs Offices, by using shuttle diplomacy, mediation and other tools of informal dispute resolution. We also seek to track the root causes to these difficulties and propose changes to minimize them in the future and to create a more harmonious workplace at the IIMSAM. Our Ombudsman is dedicated to help further the Institutional Development of IIMSAM and its Mandate and to help those who work for the organization find productive outcomes.

IIMSAM’s leadership its define within the context of the times its presently functioning in.

Photo of IIMSAM Secretary General Remigio Maradona
IIMSAM Official Photo:
Remigio Maradona
IIMSAM Secretary-General

Addressing the UN CSD at United Nations Headquarters

"2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of the U.N. World Food Conference of 1974 where Spirulina was declared 'Best Food for the Future'. It saddens me when I think about how many lives could have been saved with Spirulina in the last 40 years had the international community have the political will to live by their own words on Spirulina when they declared it...'the best food for the future'."

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Image of a hungry child"THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD SO HUNGRY THAT GOD CANNOT APPEAR TO THEM EXCEPT IN THE FORM OF BREAD."

-Mahatma Gandhi