International Organizations

  • G20 Creates Group to Monitor Global Financial Governance

    April 26, 2017

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and President of Bundesbank Jens Wiedmann have announced the creation of a group of financial experts within the G20 (Group of 20 forum) designed to “review issues relating to global financial governance” in institutions like the World Bank.

  • UN Forum Calls for Global Financial System to Align with SDGs

    April 26, 2017

    At a recent UN event on funding for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN officials expressed their desire for “bold measures to overhaul global finance practices” to ensure funding for the SDGs and take advantage of public and private sources, including “pension funds and the insurance sector.”

  • UN and World Bank Sign Compact for Greater Collaboration

    April 26, 2017

    The UN and the World Bank have agreed to a new framework to increase collaboration—especially in relation to conflict prevention and management—between the two international organizations by aligning activities and resources.

  • UN Chief Calls for More Spending on Conflict Prevention

    April 26, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has argued for increased international investment toward conflict-prevention by strengthening States, institutions, and civil society due to failures in “traditional” development aid to sufficiently address the fragility that leads to conflict.

  • UN Envoy Urges More Global Child Intervention

    April 26, 2017

    UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has called for greater protections for vulnerable children in conflict zones and developing nations via increased international law protections for children and by increased funding for the UN-backed International Finance Facility for Education.

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