paramount issue

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Noun1.paramount issue - an issue whose settlement is more important than anything else; and issue that must be settled before anything else can be settled
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
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While most UN agencies deal with the challenges that come with shortages in funding, IOM Yemens additional concern lies in the paramount issue of the safety of migrants and refugees while they are in IOMs care.
Speaking to KUNA, head of the Palestinian parliamentary delegation to the meeting Azzam Al-Ahmad said that Al-Ghanim's speech to the IPU highlighted this paramount issue for the Arab world, affirming that strong opposition by the international community should meet the Israeli injustice towards Palestinians.
The paramount issue is whether lethal autonomous weapons might violate international humanitarian law, initiate new conflicts, or escalate existing hostilities.
There are many issues surrounding our membership of the EEC, but to me our sovereignty is the paramount issue.
Lack of supply of suitable housing is the paramount issue nationwide and while we have had rises in many areas they are primarily driven by buyer competition for low supply.
The health of a company's workforce is a paramount issue for many employers, as neglecting it can significantly dampen workplace morale and productivity," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder.
I can only hope and assume that as they mix more with people running things in the real world such as the managers of AECOM, they will develop a more mature and pragmatic attitude to what should be the paramount issue of our times.
Poor infrastructure and intra-SAARC connectivity remains a paramount issue which we need to overcome in order to ensure that the SAFTA realizes its true potential", he added.
Professor Eric Biber and Elisabeth Long conclude this publication by tackling the paramount issue of our time--climate change.
As the safety of students is a paramount issue, the Higher Colleges of Technology have this year expanded their involvement with the BMW Group Middle East Road Safety Campaign to involve all of our foundation programme students," he notes.
The paramount issue, however, is successful syllabus completion, which is key to scholastic progress.
about state and local nullification of unconstitutional actions by the federal government: The author does a commendable job in exploring this fundamental constitutional issue that has been with this country since its inception, was the paramount issue of the War of Southern Secession, and today, with its present implications, remains the major constitutional issue.