International Organizations

  • UN Rights Adviser Predicts Downfall of Trump

    March 29, 2017

    In a recent interview, member of the Advisory Committee to the UN Human Rights Council Jean Ziegler asserted that US President Donald Trump will not serve a full term in office, due either to "psychiatric problems" or a "moral insurrection" of the American people that will place too much pressure on the Administration to continue to govern.

  • US Pressures UN Commission on "Sexual Rights"

    March 29, 2017

    The Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) reports that, under pressure from the US delegation, the UN Commission on the Status of Women removed references within its "Agreed Conclusions" to a right to abortion and qualified all appearances of the term "sexual and reproductive health" to make clear it does not refer to abortion practices.

  • UN Women's Commission Asserts Need for "Empowerment"

    March 29, 2017

    The "Agreed Conclusions" of a recent meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women call on governments to enforce a wide array of rights, including to social protection and "equal pay," intended to promote the broad principle of "women’s empowerment" and help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Gregg: Global Governance "Corrupts" Idea of Human Rights

    March 28, 2017

    In a recent article, Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute concludes that the phenomenon of global governance has become detached from traditional values of economic freedom and natural rights and instead aspires to the liberation of individuals everywhere in the world "from any natural or social constraints that might inhibit the realization of" their desires.

  • UN Hosts Talks on Global Nuclear Weapons Ban

    March 28, 2017

    AFP reports that over 100 UN member countries have launched the first-ever UN talks on imposing a global treaty ban on nuclear weapons, amid concerns that negotiations over the treaty would hamper cooperation to respond to nuclear threats and stall progress toward ongoing disarmament efforts.

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