Transnational Bodies

  • 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.

  • Chinese Body Joins WEF Environment Initiative

    February 23, 2017

    As part of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) global Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, WEF and an advisory body to the Chinese government have signed a memorandum of understanding on promoting the "circular economy" and resource efficiency in China with the aim of fulfilling the global "sustainable development" agenda.

  • Kahler Warns of "Fracturing" of Global Governance

    February 21, 2017

    In a recent paper, Miles Kahler of the Council on Foreign Relations explores the increasing relevance of regional organizations in global governance and calls for a more effective "division of labor" between global and regional organizations to prevent a "fragmented global order" and encourage what he perceives to be the benefits of global institutions.

  • OECD Pushes Sweden on "Inclusive," "Green" Growth

    February 21, 2017

    In a recent report on the economic situation in Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on authorities to adopt more "inclusive" measures to reduce income inequality in the country, create a more permissive immigration system, and promote environmentally friendly economic growth.

  • EU Warns of WTO Complaint on US Tax Proposal

    February 21, 2017

    The Irish Times reports that EU officials and lawyers from other US trading partners are prepared to launch a World Trade Organization (WTO) complaint against a proposal in the US House of Representatives to impose a corporate tax on imports into the US while exempting exports from taxes to remedy what some see as a global trade imbalance.

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