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  • Multilateral Groups Double down on Climate, Sustainability

    June 22, 2017

    In a joint statement, a variety of UN and other multilateral organizations and the German Government in its capacity as the current president of the G20 group of countries illustrated their continuing prioritization of the comprehensive global climate change and "sustainable development" agendas in guiding economic and trade policies around the world.

  • OECD Promotes Teenager Development Agenda

    June 20, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), showing how its economic development agenda has expanded to encompass a broad array of fields, has published a report advocating for a global agenda on student satisfaction, anti-bullying programs, and "active and healthy lifestyles" to improve education for teenagers.

  • OECD Calls for Interventionist Lay-off Policies

    June 19, 2017

    A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on New Zealand to expand its intervention into corporate lay-off policies by imposing a "minimum statutory notice period" upon companies wishing to lay off workers and by increasing "income support" to such workers as part of the country's social safety net.

  • Official Seeks EU-China Cooperation on Global Governance

    June 06, 2017

    In a recent speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini called for continued collaboration between the EU and China on building a "rules-based global governance" system to promote "progress and peace" in an age of globalization.

  • Rhodes Warns of Erosion of Civil, Political Rights

    May 31, 2017

    In a recent article, Aaron Rhodes of Forum for Religious Freedom - Europe explains the threats to traditional civil and political human rights posed by the growing movement within the international community to re-balance the rights agenda toward "economic, social, and cultural rights" and to accept the non-universality of human rights values.

  • WTO, Development Banks Seek Redistributive Policies

    May 25, 2017

    A report from the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank calls on national governments around the world to implement redistributive policies such as unemployment benefits and "income support" to offset trade-related job losses.

  • China Launches Global Governance School

    May 24, 2017

    Signaling China's goal of expanding its reach within institutions of global governance since the election of US President Donald Trump, China's state news agency Xinhua reports that the Beijing Foreign Studies University has inaugurated a new School of Global Governance.

  • OSCE Official Decries Trump Moves on Emissions

    May 11, 2017

    The OSCE security organization has reported that its Parliamentary Assembly’s economic and environment committee Chair Nilza Sena recently criticized the US for a White House executive order easing restrictions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris climate change deal agreed in 2015.

  • OSCE Prioritizes Climate Change in Eastern Europe

    May 09, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), an entity established to advance security across Europe, recently demonstrated the broad commitment of global organizations to promoting the UN's climate agenda by organizing a working group meeting on "climate change adaptation" in Moldova and Ukraine's Dniester River Basin.

  • Paper Calls for Negotiation of Stronger NAFTA

    May 03, 2017

    A paper published by the Canadian nongovernmental organization Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) calls for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to add provisions including "compulsory" regulatory cooperation among the parties and provisions guaranteeing "gender equality."

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