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."
September 14, 2016
Beatrice Weder di Mauro of the Centre for International Governance Innovation writes that, as current president of the G-20 group of countries, the German government should work toward the establishment of harmonized criteria and requirements for access to the "global safety net" of international crisis lending.
September 09, 2016
According to the website Climate Home, leaders from environmental groups are praising action at the recent summit of the G-20 group of countries in China on "green finance" initiatives to reduce global warming but are pushing for timelines in which countries must halt subsidies to fossil fuel producers.
September 07, 2016
The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has criticized the G-20 group of countries for what it calls insufficient progress at its recent summit in Hangzhou, China, in cracking down on corporate tax avoidance, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and immediately acting to resettle displaced refugees and migrants.
August 25, 2016
Think tank TechFreedom and a coalition of nongovernmental organizations have called for the US Congress to sue the White House to delay the transition of control of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") from the US to an international array of stakeholders, including some foreign governments accused of speech restrictions.
August 10, 2016
Amnesty International has criticized governments for declining to place on the agenda of an upcoming UN summit on refugee resettlement an expansive "global compact" advocated by AI that would provide for the global governance of refugee distribution in countries around the world.
August 02, 2016
Showing the influence of activist organizations on national missions to the UN Human Rights Council, two nongovernmental organizations recently held a "pledging event" prior to UNHRC elections this autumn to pressure governments to make promises to advance elements of the global human rights agenda upon their election to the body.
July 27, 2016
Amnesty International has criticized a group of countries for placing "selfish national interests" ahead of what AI says are the rights of refugees by seeking to narrow the scope of a "Global Compact" on refugee responsibility-sharing the UN is finalizing for a summit in September.
July 20, 2016
Intellectual Property Watch reports that a letter published by a network of nongovernmental organizations calls on the UN Conference on Trade and Development to reject involvement in the promotion of "trade liberalization" and intellectual property rights and instead should focus on advancing the UN's agenda on "sustainable development."
July 14, 2016
The Danish Institute for Human Rights explains its role in the passage of a UN Human Rights Council resolution that calls for the inclusion of national human rights institutions in developing national policies on human rights education and training.