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  • Oxfam Criticizes "Climate Finance" Failure in Marrakesh

    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.

  • NGOs Criticize "Refusal" to Offer Climate Finance

    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.

  • NGO Warns of Low Climate Finance from "Rich" 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.

  • HRW Highlights UNHRC Credibility Issues

    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.

  • Paper Seeks Robust Rights Focus in Climate Measures

    October 28, 2016

    Wil Burns of the Centre for International Governance Innovation writes that governments should adopt a global framework integrating the global human rights agenda in "climate geoengineering" measures used to combat global warming under the UN climate deal set to enter into force this year.

  • HRW Seeks Strengthened OSCE Rights Monitoring

    October 05, 2016

    During the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's annual human rights meeting, Human Rights Watch called on the OSCE to drop its consensus-based process in order to permit human rights monitoring and reporting over the objection of one or more of the organization's members.

  • Article Calls for Reassertion of WTO Relevance

    October 05, 2016

    Lamenting the complex "spaghetti bowl" of international trade agreements that bypass the World Trade Organization, Maria Panezi of the Centre for International Governance Innovation has called on the WTO to reassert itself by reviewing and, if necessary, taking legal action to promote transparency in these agreements.

  • AI Decries "Ineffective" UN Refugee Agreement

    September 21, 2016

    Amnesty International has criticized the "abject failure" of a recent UN summit in New York to resolve the global migration crisis, as Secretary General of the nongovernmental organization Salil Shetty blames "national self-interest" for the rejection of a binding deal that would have required countries to commit to taking in a certain number of refugees each year.

  • NGOs Seek NHRI Involvement in Rights Education

    September 19, 2016

    In a recent panel discussion at the UN Human Rights Council, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions called on countries to consult their national human rights institutions in implementing "human rights education" programs to teach children about the global human rights agenda.

  • NGOs Criticize German Efforts on UN Climate Deal

    September 16, 2016

    Sören Amelang writes that nongovernmental organizations are criticizing the German government's 30-year plan on climate change, announced at the 2015 UN summit in Paris on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, for failing to include a firm deadline for a German "coal exit."

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