June 23, 2017
An Associated Press report on a child sex ring maintained by over 100 UN peacekeepers in Haiti between 2004 and 2007, and the uncertainty regarding whether their home countries have held them accountable for their crimes, highlights the long-time lack of institutional will to ensure sex abusers in UN peacekeeping forces face punishment.
June 22, 2017
In a joint statement, a variety of UN and other multilateral organizations and the German Government in its capacity as the current president of the G20 group of countries illustrated their continuing prioritization of the comprehensive global climate change and "sustainable development" agendas in guiding economic and trade policies around the world.
June 21, 2017
Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation describes the two major UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) reforms demanded by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to restore legitimacy to the controversial body: hold competitive elections for seats and eliminate the UNHRC's disproportionate focus on Israel's human rights record.
June 20, 2017
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), showing how its economic development agenda has expanded to encompass a broad array of fields, has published a report advocating for a global agenda on student satisfaction, anti-bullying programs, and "active and healthy lifestyles" to improve education for teenagers.
June 19, 2017
A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on New Zealand to expand its intervention into corporate lay-off policies by imposing a "minimum statutory notice period" upon companies wishing to lay off workers and by increasing "income support" to such workers as part of the country's social safety net.