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  • NGO: Countries Must Contribute More to "Climate Resilience"

    March 30, 2017

    Sven Harmeling of the nongovernmental organization CARE International has published a piece outlining mechanisms of the UN and Group of 20 (G20) countries whose upcoming meetings will place pressure on global policymakers to increase their financial contributions intended to reduce future impacts of global warming.

  • NGO Advocates Conservative Form of Global Governance

    March 28, 2017

    Benjamin Bull of ADF International has published an article describing the work of his nongovernmental organization to "reclaim international law" by working within global and regional organizations to expand the recognition of the Judeo-Christian roots of human rights, including conscience rights, and push a more conservative vision of global governance.

  • Article Calls for Multistakeholder Internet Governance

    March 17, 2017

    Samir Saran of the Observer Research Foundation writes that the reformation of the global governance of the internet should be based on a "Multistakeholderism 2.0" model based on consultation with nongovernmental organizations and activists on issues ranging from internet security to "affordable digital access."

  • NGO Criticizes UNHCR Approach to Refugee Returns

    March 02, 2017

    Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch calls on the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) to refuse to cooperate with governments in returning asylum seekers to their countries of origin when these countries present such dangers as natural disasters and armed conflicts.

  • Rights Activist Fears for Australian UNHRC Membership

    March 01, 2017

    In an interview with The Guardian, National Director of Amnesty International Australia Claire Mallinson argued that human rights concerns regarding Australia, ranging from the detention of illegal migrants to a failure to sufficiently criticize policy proposals from US President Donald Trump, could jeopardize the country's seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

  • NGO: EU Must Close All Coal Plants by 2030

    February 23, 2017

    Demonstrating nongovernmental organizations' use of the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015 as a tool to push ambitious global action reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EurActiv reports that a study from climate policy institute Climate Analytics says the EU must close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2030 to meet its promises under the deal.

  • Haass Calls for Global Internet "Regime"

    February 21, 2017

    President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass writes in favor of the development of an international "regime," made up of a "single, integrated linked system," to police the internet and discourage harmful behavior by both public and private actors in cyberspace.

  • 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."

  • Kahler Seeks Response to Global Governance Backlash

    February 15, 2017

    Miles Kahler of the Council on Foreign Relations outlines a strategy for proponents of global governance to convince the Trump Administration of the necessity of aspects of this phenomenon, and asserts that so-called "globalists" must increase transparency in and compensate those who lose out from global governance.

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