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  • NGO Seeks G20-Led Global Governance of Oceans

    September 22, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a paper calling for the Group of 20 (G20) countries to initiate a "global ocean governance process" aimed at multilateral cooperation pushing for the "sustainability" of the world's oceans.

  • OSCE Presents Electoral Critiques to US Officials

    September 15, 2017

    In July, representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) met with US government officials to present the OSCE's recommendations on electoral reforms in the wake of the 2016 US elections, including calls for expanding voting rights among convicted felons and for people residing in overseas US territories.

  • OSCE Report Critiques UK on Campaign Finance

    September 14, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has released a report reviewing the UK’s last general election and calling for the implementation of campaign donation caps and greater campaign finance transparency.

  • G20, Excluding US, Issues Climate Action "Blueprint"

    September 01, 2017

    The New York Times reports that, referring to the "irreversible" nature of the UN's 2015 Paris climate deal, all Group of 20 countries (G20) other than the US issued a "detailed policy blueprint" at the organization's July summit in Hamburg on how they plan to fulfill their commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions under the deal.

  • OSCE Assembly Adopts Broad Global Guidelines

    September 01, 2017

    A declaration recently adopted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk, Belarus, provides global, comprehensive recommendations for governments on issues ranging from climate change to terrorism and calls for the bolstering of the "human rights enforcement mechanisms" of the transnational security organization.

  • OSCE Guide Seeks "Gender-Sensitive Legislation"

    September 01, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has released global guidance on "the development and implementation of gender-sensitive legislation" as part of the security organization's agenda on gender mainstreaming across society.

  • NGO Calls on G20 to Fix Economic Inequality

    August 30, 2017

    In the run-up to a meeting of the Group of 20 countries (G20) in Hamburg in July, Oxfam issued a press release calling on G20 leaders to adopt a "comprehensive plan to tackle inequality" and fix the "broken economic system" that has led to uneven wealth distributions around the world.

  • IMF Analysis Targets US Social, Environmental Policies

    August 29, 2017

    As part of its recommendations to maintain economic growth and "resilience" in the US, staff from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently advised US officials to impose a tax on carbon emissions, enhance "social assistance" programs at the federal and state levels, and prevent a roll-back in healthcare coverage granted under the Obama Administration.

  • OECD Seeks Improved Migrant Integration Policies

    August 28, 2017

    In its 2017 International Migration Outlook report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on governments to improve policies aimed at quickly integrating migrants into society and explored a key role among institutions of global governance in combating negative perceptions of migrants.

  • OSCE Promotes "Gender Mainstreaming" in Kazakhstan

    August 25, 2017

    At a seminar in Kazakhstan in June, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) trained legislators and government officials on how to implement international standards on "gender mainstreaming," including by producing "gender-responsive budgets" and "running gender-sensitive election campaigns."

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