February 01, 2017
The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a paper calling for the Canadian Government to lead international efforts to develop new global standards to guide the refugee resettlement system and introduce "binding mechanisms and measurable benchmarks" to increase the number of refugees resettled around the world.
January 26, 2017
Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass writes that confronting global challenges that have no regard for borders requires, governments to form a "World Order 2.0" premised on "obligations" sovereign states have to each other, the contours of which are decided by a system of global governance.
January 25, 2017
Rohinton Medhora of the Centre for International Governance Innovation has published an article calling for countries at the July 2017 summit of the G20 group of countries in Hamburg, Germany, to begin exploring what multilateral system might succeed the World Trade Organization as the primary driver of the global governance of trade.
January 16, 2017
In a recent press release, Amnesty International asserts that human rights pledges made by the US as it prepared for a new term on the UN Human Rights Council in 2017 belie its "pick-and-choose" approach to the global human rights agenda, illustrated by the government's continued detention of terror suspects at its base in Guantanamo Bay.
December 13, 2016
The nongovernmental organization World Organization for Early Childhood Education has produced a UNESCO Early Childhood Resource Bank to provide information about how to teach children, beginning before they enter school, about the importance of the UN's sustainable development agenda.
December 05, 2016
An article from Human Rights Watch outlines how nongovernmental organizations participating in the recent UN climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, are succeeding in pressuring governments to include in their negotiations on combating climate change the integration of the global human rights agenda in national climate actions.
December 02, 2016
The nongovernmental organization Oxfam criticized developed countries participating in the UN's recent climate change summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, for declining to specifically identify funds set for redistribution to poor countries to go toward "adaptation" efforts to help people in these countries endure the impacts of global warming.
November 22, 2016
An overview from Reuters of nongovernmental organizations' statements on the recent Marrakesh climate change conference shows that, while they welcomed efforts to create a "rulebook" for climate action, NGOs determined that "rich" countries' had refused to make sufficient financial contributions to reduce climate change impacts in poor countries.
November 10, 2016
The nongovernmental organization Oxfam is warning that "rich" countries must ramp up their contributions to global "climate finance" programs in order to help poorer countries prepare for the negative impacts of global warming.
October 28, 2016
Underlining the credibility problems faced by a human rights body that permits the inclusion of authoritarian regimes within its ranks, Human Rights Watch has called on members of the UN Human Rights Council to vote against Russia and Saudi Arabia's bids for UNHRC seats due to their unlawful attacks in foreign countries.