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  • Gregg: Global Governance "Corrupts" Idea of Human Rights

    March 28, 2017

    In a recent article, Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute concludes that the phenomenon of global governance has become detached from traditional values of economic freedom and natural rights and instead aspires to the liberation of individuals everywhere in the world "from any natural or social constraints that might inhibit the realization of" their desires.

  • US Skips IACHR Hearings on Travel Restrictions

    March 27, 2017

    Voice of America reports that US government officials chose not to participate in a series of meetings held by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on travel and refugee resettlement, citing ongoing litigation related to the migration policies.

  • Global Agencies Diverge on Roadmap to Climate Action

    March 24, 2017

    An article on the website Climate Home on competing press releases from the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency painting diverging pictures on how to combat global warming highlights the complexity and uncertainty involved in UN and activist calls to impose laws and policies to advance the UN's Paris climate deal.

  • EIB, WEF Call for "Social Inclusion" in EU Growth

    March 23, 2017

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have produced a report calling on EU policymakers to place "social inclusion" at the center of national and supranational policies promoting economic growth.

  • OECD: Target "Inclusiveness" in Economic Policy

    March 23, 2017

    A recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) supports the global agenda against economic inequality by calling for governments to pursue growth through policies that "simultaneously target economic and social objectives" and establish a priority of "inclusiveness" in economic expansion.

  • South Africa Cancels ICC Withdrawal

    March 20, 2017

    Newsweek reports that the South African government has notified the UN of the cancellation of its plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the country's High Court held that leaving the global tribunal requires parliamentary approval.

  • Paper: WTO Should "Multilateralize" Regulatory Efforts

    March 15, 2017

    Thomas Bollyky of the Council on Foreign Relations and Petros Mavroidis of Columbia Law School write in favor of a change in the corporate governance of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to promote transnational regulatory cooperation efforts around the world.

  • Ministers Promote Culture to Advance SDGs

    March 14, 2017

    The Council of Ministers of Culture of South-East Europe recently gathered in Albania to discuss how regional cooperation and integration on cultural efforts can promote "human-centred, inclusive and equitable development" in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Germany Maintains "Sustainability" Agenda at G20

    February 28, 2017

    An article in Deutsche Welle illustrates how Germany's focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 UN climate deal at a recent summit organized for Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers in Bonn signals the country's commitment to maintaining the G20's focus on the global "sustainability" agenda while it holds the organization's rotating presidency.

  • IMF Touts Redistributionist, Environmental Agenda

    February 28, 2017

    In response to a recent article asserting that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not "walk the talk" on reducing economic inequality, the IMF has published a defense outlining how its programs on redistributing income, increasing social spending, and combating global warming are aimed at reducing economic inequality around the world.

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