Transnational Bodies

  • G20 Declaration Calls for Universal Internet Access by 2025

    April 12, 2017

    G20 (Group of 20 countries) IT ministers approved a declaration calling for universal Internet access within their respective countries by 2025 as part of the drive to promote human rights like freedom of expression found in the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Report Seeks Urgent Action on Global Energy Goals

    April 05, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Energy Agency’s latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report on the progress of “sustainable energy” access calls on governments to devote more resources to meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for access to electricity, renewable energy, and efficiency.

  • WEF Pushes Big Economies on "Sustainable" Energy

    March 30, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a publication warning that large economies around the world are lagging in the adoption of "environmentally sustainable" energy systems and calling on large energy consumers, including the US, Russia, China, India, and Japan, to do more to encourage this energy "transition."

  • 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.

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