Transnational Bodies

  • OSCE, CoE Create Rules on Administrative Detention of Migrants

    August 14, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (CoE) recently hosted a meeting of representatives from National Preventive Mechanisms, bodies charged with monitoring the implementation of international anti-torture law, to formulate European rules on the use of administrative detention on migrants.

  • OSCE Convenes NHRIs to Discuss Global Rights, SDGs

    August 14, 2017

    At the 2017 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) Academy, hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Network of NHRI in Poland, NHRI participants explored how they can help implement the global human rights agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their respective countries.

  • OECD Offers Opinions on Tax, Wealth Redistribution

    August 11, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a report highlighting the organization's continued intervention into areas like taxation and social protection that have traditionally been the areas of domestic policy choices, urging countries around the world to enhance progressive taxation and redistribute wealth to reduce economic inequality.

  • BRICS Summit Focuses on Global Governance

    August 09, 2017

    Chinese news service Xinhua reports that the ninth annual summit of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - in Xiamen, China, is expected to promote an increased role in global governance for the bloc as well as increased globalization through multilateral trade.

  • Report Predicts Massive Global Climate Displacement

    August 09, 2017

    Feeding into global efforts to develop a new class of refugees fleeing the impacts of climate change, a report from the Asian Development Bank and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research predicts that up to one billion people will be forced to migrate by 2100 due to climate change, with the Asia Pacific region being the hardest hit by the global phenomenon.

  • EU Group Promotes SDGs as "New World Order"

    August 09, 2017

    The European Economic and Social Committee hosted a conference in May pushing for EU recognition of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a "new world order" and calling for SDG promotion with the aim of "helping to fight climate change and becoming a more equal society."

  • Development Banks Partner on "Climate Resilience"

    August 09, 2017

    In May, the European Investment Bank signed a $110 million financing agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank to fund efforts toward "climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience projects" in the Caribbean.

  • OECD: Massive G20 Climate Funding Will Boost Growth

    August 07, 2017

    Reuters reports that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has predicted a five percent boost in economic growth for Group of 20 countries (G20) in 2050 if the governments of these countries invest $6.9 trillion annually in "clean infrastructure" between now and 2030.

  • WEF Warns of Inequality, Climate Risks in Arab Region

    August 07, 2017

    A report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) pinpoints "rising income and wealth disparity" and global warming as among the trends analysts and businesses are most concerned will impact Arab countries in the coming years.

  • WEF Panel Pushes ASEAN Integration, Safety Nets

    August 07, 2017

    Speakers on a panel at a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Cambodia on the future of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called for a combination of regional economic integration and "social safety nets" to open up free trade while dealing with the negative impacts of globalization.

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