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  • Schaefer Praises Draft Orders on Multilateral Funding

    February 16, 2017

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation has published an article exploring the potential positive impacts of two draft US executive orders on evaluating and reducing funding for international organizations, including an increase in efficiency at such organizations and a more appropriate balance of funding for such entities between the US and other countries.

  • OSCE Official Warns US on Reporter Arrests

    February 03, 2017

    Connecting the arrests to general "threats" from the Trump Administration toward the media, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović called on local authorities to uphold international free speech obligations when trying two reporters for "inciting a riot" during Trump inauguration protests.

  • Draft US Orders Target Multilateral Funding, Treaties

    January 30, 2017

    The New York Times reports that the Trump Administration is considering two draft executive orders that would reduce US funding toward international organizations and initiate a review of treaties involving more than two countries from which the US should withdraw.

  • OSCE Official Criticizes Hungary's Migrant Detention Plans

    January 27, 2017

    Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s human rights committee Ignacio Sanchez Amor has asserted that the Hungarian government's proposal to detain asylum seekers for the duration of their application process threatens a violation of global human rights norms.

  • WEF Forms Ocean "Sustainability" Partnership

    January 26, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced a new partnership with the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute to engage scientists on how to contribute to "ocean change" to fulfill marine-related provisions of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals.

  • WEF Panel: Go Beyond COP21 Pledges

    January 26, 2017

    Participants on a panel at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) called for governments to go beyond their commitments from the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015 (COP21) to fight climate change, including by agreeing to "retrofit for greater energy efficiency every building in every community in the world."

  • OSCE Report Seeks Expansive US Electoral Reforms

    January 25, 2017

    In its final report on the US elections in November 2016, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights called for a litany of changes to the country's electoral process to bring it in line with international standards, including by expanding representation in overseas territories and reviewing voting restrictions for those with criminal convictions.

  • Countries Call on OECD to Monitor Health Systems

    January 25, 2017

    At a recent meeting in Paris, government health ministers from countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on the OECD to create new methods for monitoring the performance of their health systems, in order to pave the way for the international organization to recommend reforms to their national health policies.

  • US Initiates Withdrawal from TPP

    January 25, 2017

    In a blow to the multilateral trade agreement negotiated by the Obama Administration, US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative to withdraw the country as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiated with 11 other governments.

  • OSCE Official Expresses Concern on UK Media Law

    January 24, 2017

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has warned of threats to the freedom of expression involved in UK legislation requiring media sources that are not members of an official press regulator to cover the legal costs of plaintiffs in libel and privacy cases, even when the media defendant wins the case.

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