International Organizations

  • Activist Seeks Global Governance for "Climate Justice"

    May 26, 2017

    In a recent speech at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum, former President of Ireland and environment campaigner Mary Robinson called for a new version of global multilateralism that focuses on, as its highest priority, "overcoming the existential threat of climate change while enabling sustainable development for all."

  • UN Agents Push Right to Health Resources for Migrants

    May 26, 2017

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has issued a statement calling on countries participating in upcoming talks to launch a Global Compact for Migration to uphold the right of people with disabilities against discrimination by dedicating financial resources to ensuring healthcare, including "psycho-social support," for disabled migrants.

  • UN Launches Panel on Achieving "Urban Agenda"

    May 26, 2017

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed an independent panel charged with reporting on the fulfillment of the UN's New Urban Agenda, a social and environmental wishlist launched last year at the international organization's "Habitat III" conference in Ecuador to enhance efforts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UN Promotes Wide-ranging SDGs at World Ocean Festival

    May 25, 2017

    The UN and environmental activists recently demonstrated their continued commitment to the international organization's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by hosting a World Ocean Festival in New York to bring attention to the impact of global warming on oceans and the need to meet the ocean-related targets in the SDGs.

  • Schaefer: US Must Pressure UN on Whistle-blower Rules

    May 25, 2017

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation writes that US officials should motivate UN agencies to pursue best practices in the protection of whistle-blowers by exercising their statutory authority to withhold a portion of the funding of these agencies and communicating what improvements must be made to restore full US contributions.

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