International Organizations

  • NGO Reports Anti-Israel Posts from UNRWA Staff

    February 17, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization UN Watch has published a report aggregating a series of instances in which teachers and staffers of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria posted anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content on their social media pages.

  • Haley Explores UN Peacekeeping Funding Cuts

    February 17, 2017

    The Times of Israel reports that new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has initiated a "mission-by-mission review" of UN peacekeeping operations around the world in an effort to propose cuts to her country's 29 percent share of the international organization's peacekeeping budget under the Trump Administration.

  • Obama UN Spending Hit $9.2 Billion in Final Year

    February 17, 2017

    George Russell reports that, according to US State Department records from the final year of his Administration, US President Barack Obama provided funds in the amount of $9.2 billion to UN agencies, representing a 20 percent increase in spending on the international organization from numbers released in 2010.

  • Tool Tracks Trump's Global Rights Violations

    February 16, 2017

    The Columbia Human Rights Law Review has collaborated with human rights lawyers, student groups, and professors to establish a "Trump Human Rights Tracker" aggregating the aspects of the global human rights agenda they deem that US President Donald Trump has violated, including economic and social rights.

  • Despite Results, HRW Maintains Need for UN Rights Treaties

    February 16, 2017

    An article from Akshaya Kumar of Human Rights Watch laments the ineffectiveness of the UN treaty body system in remedying human rights violations around the world but asserts that there continues to be a "crucial" need for a global, "sophisticated architecture to monitor and track human rights violations."

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