International Organizations

  • Jury Convicts Macau Billionaire in UN Corruption Case

    August 17, 2017

    A US jury convicted Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng on charges of bribing two UN ambassadors, including former President of the UN General Assembly John Ashe, in his attempt to build a multi-billion-dollar conference center in the Chinese metropolis.

  • UN Statement Urges Economic, Social Rights for Indigenous Peoples

    August 17, 2017

    Several UN officials have released a statement expressing concern over the lack of progress in realizing the economic, social, and cultural human rights of indigenous peoples 10 years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

  • Lawyer: UN Inconsistent on “Right to Life”

    August 17, 2017

    Attorney Wesley Smith, writing in National Review Online, argues that the UN Human Rights Committee has applied a "relative and elastic" standard in its draft comment on the meaning of the “right to life” in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by saying that governments must not limit access to abortion or ban assisted suicide for terminally ill adults.

  • WEF Pushes Government Clean Energy Investment

    August 17, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced its support of the work of the "Mission Innovation" initiative, under which 22 governments and the EU pledged to double government "sustainable energy" investments by the year 2021, as part of WEF's efforts "to accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change."

  • UN Agent Publishes Declaration on Right to "Solidarity"

    August 17, 2017

    Highlighting the comprehensive scope of the "rights" recognized by the UN human rights system, UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity Virginia Dandan has published a "draft declaration on the right to international solidarity" that pushes for countries to collaborate on "developing systems for a new international order."

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