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  • 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."

  • Paper Calls for Centralized Criteria for Crisis Lending

    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.

  • NGOs Criticize Lack of G-20 Timeline on Climate

    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.

  • Oxfam Seeks More Ambitious G-20 Agenda

    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.

  • NGOs Seek Lawsuit to Delay Internet Transition

    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.

  • AI Criticizes Outcome of UN Refugee Meeting

    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.

  • NGOs Seek Pledges Prior to UNHRC Elections

    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.

  • AI: "National Interest" Threatens UN Refugee Deal

    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.

  • NGOs Criticize UNCTAD Trade, IP Involvement

    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."

  • UNHRC Resolution Seeks NHRI Education Involvement

    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.

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