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  • NGO: Brazilian Reforms Violate Global Rights Agenda

    September 22, 2017

    Highlighting the nontraditional human rights agenda pushed by global nongovernmental organizations in developing countries, Amnesty International has asserted it will "fight back" against Brazilian legal reforms it views as violating human rights, including banning abortion, loosening gun restrictions, and restricting teaching on "sexual and reproductive health rights."

  • Red Cross Urges Adoption of Nuclear Ban Treaty

    September 21, 2017

    The International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer urged diplomats at the UN General Assembly to support and carry out the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as a way to “delegitimize” nuclear weapons and deter proliferation.

  • NGO Criticizes Refugee Resettlement Efforts

    September 21, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has criticized the UN and Western governments for failing to take sufficient action to resettle refugees displaced by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, despite the pledges made by many governments at an international summit on refugees in 2016.

  • Observer: UN Promotes Biased Rights Agenda

    September 21, 2017

    Rebecca Oas of the Center for Family and Human Rights has argued that a small group of wealthy countries within the UN system has worked to "redefine" the universal human rights agenda by promoting an understanding of human rights that includes those related to abortion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

  • NGO Produces Global Toolkit on Human Rights in Education

    September 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has published a Human Rights Friendly Schools Toolkit that guides school administrators, teachers, and others on how to respect the global human rights agenda at their institutions and how to teach students about "universal" human rights standards - including UN-promoted, nontraditional economic, social, and cultural rights.

  • NGO: Chilean Abortion Restrictions Violate Rights

    September 21, 2017

    A press release from Amnesty International highlights the foreign pressure placed on Latin American countries to loosen their abortion restrictions, calling on Chile's Chamber of Deputies "to put the country on the right side" of the global human rights agenda by passing a measure allowing abortion in certain circumstances.

  • Opinion: Global Governance Can Implement “Universal” SDGs

    September 14, 2017

    Emilie Poisson of the nongovernmental organization Convergences has argued that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a “universal agenda” around which partnership-based global governance can develop in furtherance of an idealized global future.

  • Report Considers New Global Governance Structures

    September 13, 2017

    An extensive report from the Council on Foreign Relations examines how transnational institutions might sidestep the reassertion of nationalism in Western democracies to create a new order of global governance arising out of flexible structures influencing policy on human rights, the climate, the internet, and other global issues.

  • NGOs Rate G20 Countries' Progress on Climate Deal

    September 01, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations recently released an index purporting to show the progress of individual countries in the Group of 20 (G20) in fulfilling the UN's 2015 Paris climate deal and finding that a substantial G20-backed shift in funding from fossil fuels to "clean" energy projects is needed to meet the Paris climate goals.

  • NGO Stresses Role of "Rights" Promotion in SDGs

    August 31, 2017

    Citing the role of "human rights defenders" in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by "defending the human rights of all people to live free from fear and free from want without discrimination," Amnesty International has called on governments to pass legislation protecting and supporting efforts by such actors.

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